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Most USB drives are boring and will probably get lost sooner than later, but these epic designs think outside the box. Did you know that USB flash drives were invented by Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan, all of the Israeli company M-Systems, who filed US patent 6,148,354 in April 1999? One catch, the patent describes a product that has a cable between the memory unit and the USB connector. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who wants to fight a bear in the most unexpected place.

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Kingston's HyperX Predator 512GB USB Drive is currently being offered for only $459.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $1750. Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB Flash drive offers the fastest speeds from Kingston and the highest capacities available in the world. Speeds up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write (in USB 3.0) mean users can quickly access, edit and transfer their files and applications directly from the drive with no performance lag. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

Notable features:
  • Dramatic speed up to 240MB/s.

  • Highest capacities - uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive.

  • 4-Channel architecture - unsurpassed performance to play applications straight from the drive.

  • USB 3.0 - latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0.

  • Zinc alloy metal casing - resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design.

  • HyperX valet keychain - exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage.


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Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive was featured here just over a year ago, but now it's available in stores for a whopping $1000! In addition to its massive storage capacity, or at least for USB drive standards, this HyperX model features a custom Kingston key ring and HyperX Valet Keychain. Product page. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a reporter who really should not have been so close to an open body of water.

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What happens when you combine Post-it Notes with USB drives? You get dataStickies of course. This innovative technology can be carried like a stack of sticky notes, and simply peel and then stick anywhere. Data is transmitted via ODTS (Optical Data Transfer Surface), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, etc. The device uses a special conductive adhesive that sticks them to the ODTS and serves as the medium that transfers the data. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is currently being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $109.99. The drive offers read speeds of up to 190 MB/s when it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port, reducing wait time when you transfer files back and forth from the drive to your computer. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Transfer large photos, videos or other files up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

  • Super-fast transfer speeds (up to 190 MB/sec).

  • USB 3.0 enabled.

  • Spend less time waiting - Transfer large photos, videos and other files up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.


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SanDisk's Cruzer Blade 8GB USB Keychain Drive is currently being offered for just $3.99, today only, originally priced at $38.99. The Cruzer Blade protects your files from unauthorized access thanks to the included SanDisk SecureAccess software. The software provides password protection that uses 128-bit AES encryption, so you can be sure your sensitive files won't fall into the wrong hands. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Keep your digital world in your pocket in our smallest package.

  • Transfer and share photos, videos, songs and other files between computers with ease.

  • Store capacity 8GB.

  • Worry not because your SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB flash drive is backed by a 2-year warranty.


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Trek Technology and IBM began selling the first USB flash drives commercially in 2000. Trek Technology sold a model under the brand name "ThumbDrive", and IBM marketed the first such drives in North America with its product named the "DiskOnKey", which was developed and manufactured by M-Systems. IBM's USB flash drive became available on December 15, 2000, and had a storage capacity of 8 MB, more than five times the capacity of the then-common floppy disks. Click here to view the first image in todya's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral fast food video that will restore your faith in humanity.

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Kingston's 16GB Digital Data Traveler Locker is currently being offered for just $16.99, originally priced at $37. Simply select a password during setup and be confident that all your data has a dual layer of protection. Product page. Continue reading to see how it works.

Notable features:
  • Hardware encryption the best in personal security to keep your data safe.

  • Superior password protection user sets a password to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Versatile works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems.

  • Secure drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts.
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Need to move files from one USB drive to another (or USB hard drive, etc.), but don't have a computer around? Introducing U Transfer USB. This nifty gadget lets you connect another USB device and move files using its own interface with ease. Continue reading for one more picture.

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So, you've seen the movie poster knockoffs from China, now check out a mini USB drive that is more than meets the eye. Reddit user Denocle just happened to have one that broke a few days ago, and what was found inside might surprise you, or not, considering that it was actually functional at one point. Continue reading to see more.

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