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Funny USB Memory Stick #6

A flash drive using lights to illuminate and organize data

by Karen Day in Tech on 20 April 2010

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Designer Mac Funamizu's clever prototype, the Funny USB Memory Stick #6, allows users to physically see the digital contents contained on a mini flash drive.

The clear glass device uses lights to indicate the amount and type of data stored. A fully lit stick means it's at capacity with different colors representing file contents, like blue for images and green for documents.

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As Core77 points out, the best improvement to this design (and all thumb drives) would be to make the stick narrow enough to fall flush with the size of the USB port, allowing more room for other plug-ins.

via Infomation Aesthetics

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