After years of sticking to only USB flash drives, we finally made a step to diversify our promotional product offering to the power bank USB chargers.
Our new Cobalt product line of USB power banks comes with a standard Cobalt and a Cobalt Plus power bank USB chargers. Both of these charges come with a standard USB male to micro-USB male cable and a Lightning connector for Apple devices.
The standard Cobalt model offers 2200 mAh of power for a modern type mobile devices such as iPhone 6; whereas the Cobalt Plus model with 3000 mAh can fully charge a larger device such as iPhone 6 Plus.
Check out more information on our Cobalt Power Bank USB Chargers in the news wire or visit our site for purchasing information.
Over the years we’ve seen a quite of few models of USB lanyards. We remained unenthused over practicality of the USB connector or limited branding capabilities. The Slim USB Lanyard offers a nice package of great styling, practicality, and plenty of space for branding and promotional purposes.
Check out the news link for more details Slim Lanyard Personalized USB Flash Drive or visit our website for purchasing info.
Slim Lanyard USB Flash Drive
We want functional and easy to use devices. Is it too much to ask? “Easy to use”, they say. “Intuitive!”, they claim. There is nothing easy or intuitive about it when scouring the message boards, blogs, and online help is mandatory for basic setup of almost any modern device.
Simplicity is golden and difficult to achieve. Even after dealing with the USB flash drives for more than a decade, it’s not easy to find a design that is practical, intuitive, and easy to use.
Just like the cap on a pen, flash drives use the cap to protect the USB connector from dust and damage. Similarly to the cap on the pen, the cap on the flash drive always gets lost. No matter how expensive or inexpensive the pen is; the detachable cap will once become permanently separated from the pen not to be found ever again. Fortunately, the flash drives are usually are not as expensive as Montblanc pens; hence the loss of the USB cap can be an uneventful experience.
A smart and practical design of any product needs to be singled out; even celebrated! Just recently added to our line-up is the USB Slider.
Acrobatics of this flash drive are to please
The design on this flash drive allows the cap to be secured to the USB connector while not in use. Sliding the cap on the side rails reveals the USB connector. The cap then rotates on rails to the back of the drive to be secured away from the USB connector. Simple design that allows secure storage of the cap and protection of the USB connector all in one package – simply ingenious.
Maybe it’s not an advanced device that deserves a trip to a message board for help; nevertheless, even a simple flash drive can deserve praise for practicality and ease of use.
One of our most favorite models of USB pens is one that’s not only beautiful, but also very easy to use. Our Palladium USB Pen does not require unscrewing the USB flash drive from the pen. Simply pull-out the USB drive from the pen and you’re ready to go!
We’ll print your text or logo to personalize the USB pen for your promotional/marketing campaign. It’s a beautiful piece and we’ll make it distinctly yours with a logo, myriad of color choices, and custom printed packaging.
Enjoy the following photo session and let us help customize one for you.
Opened USB Palladium Pen in white
Opened USB Palladium Pen in orange
Closed USB Palladium Pens
Carabiners are very versatile pieces of equipment not only for rock climbers, but for the ones who simply want to keep their keys secured. Why not combine the indispensable flash drive with the security of the carabiner? Great idea!
It works the same way as any other. The spring loaded gate lets you attach the flash drive to anything you like. The spring is strong enough to keep the gate securely closed. The thick sturdy construction and wide opening makes it strong and very useful.
Just flick the ribbed plastic piece with a small bump on the bottom of the drive to open the USB connector. It can be opened half way or full 180 for connection to any USB port.
There are many available colors; the ones pictured above are just a few we had available for a photo op. Also, custom or match colors are also available.
Function and Style
These Carabiner USB flash drives are cool; combination of function and style is a great find. Check with us to get yours today!
It has been a while since our last post. Back in September, we analyzed the market of the NAND flash memory and the future trend of prices affecting the cost of the USB flash drive. The logical conclusion reached at the time was that the higher prices were here to stay. Since Micron came to consolidate the position as the 3rd worldwide maker of memory chips, including NAND, it was not difficult to predict that prices have a potential to be high or rise.
The Numbers Game
The actual rough prices for the flash memory used in such devices as USB flash drive came slightly different than originally predicted. The overall trend, while higher in the year of 2013, showed a decrease in 2014.
2013 has not been kind to price increase for flash drives. The incredibly low price in 2012 made customers cringe at the prices available in 2013. Since the NAND flash memory makes by far the largest percentage of the cost of the flash drive, the price increase of 60% was most undesirable.
While it may be surprising, the cost of the USB flash drive housing, memory controller and logo printing combined is a much smaller fraction of the overall cost of the drive when compared to the cost of the NAND flash memory.
Better Flash Prices for 2014
Even though it was logical to predict the rise in prices in flash memory in general, there have been simple market trends that make NAND flash memory more affordable.
- The Chinese Yuan has been weakening as compared to the US dollar. The weakness started in 2014 has helped the prices to decrease in USD.
- Larger capacities become more popular and thus put downward pressure on smaller capacities (i.e. up to 16GB)
- Global economic slowdown. While the industry consolidation is a fact, the throughput is still quite large. The economic slowdown may have enabled inventory buildup and better prices.
Buy Now! Will the Downward Trend Continue?
There may be some ongoing continued weakness; however the prices should stabilize as the manufacturers will fight the downward pressure to protect margins. The economic slowdown is nothing new and the manufacturers may move fast to trim production to restore prices.
The industry has consolidated to 3 major players – Samsung, Hynix, and Micron. It’s simply in the business interest to make sure the prices don’t fall too far. Enjoy these low prices while they last.