Why hasn’t anyone thought of these before? Actually yeah, USB ‘clips’ came to our attention many moons ago. Maybe because USBs are so ubiquitous that people have just stopped designing out of the box.
Anyway, seen below are 4GB USBs whose cases are fashioned after paperclips. It’s sensible for most work places as digital and paper files still coexist. A cool thing about them is they can be clipped onto other edges, whether it’s your necktie or a business card.
The newest line of Data Clips were designed by Japanese firm Nendo for Elecom, who specialize in peripheral gadgets. As the pic indicates, the Data Clips come in a variety of soft colors. A subtle design feature of theirs is the underside has small ridges that allow for a keener finger grip. This seems to be a major consequence of steadily shrinking USBs; they’re sometimes so small you can barely pull them out of a port.
The Data Clip line has already entered production and will be released throughout Japan sometime this month. No retail price is available either.
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