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This slower than expected/desired Friday has almost been saved by a new online find which is the USBee, flash drive concept. Designed by Damjan Stankovic and winner of the MS Industrial USB Competition, USBee is a USB flash drive with a twist, given by its shape, overall look and features.

While tech specs aren't the case here the design shows great promise as it can better protect the drive due to its flexible and slim 'neck'. Since the USB connector is not directly put onto the PCB with the NAND chip and controller the drive can be handled with less care meaning it won't break when you hit it while it is plugged into a device. For enhanced protection the drive also has the PCB enclosed in an aluminum shell, as detailed below.

The USBee is probably still quite far from becoming a real product but it is interesting to see what would be possible when thinking outside the box. Also, you'd think they'd try a different name since it looks more like a wasp but USBee will too fine too.




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Mmmm..what are the read and write speeds?
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Thats a much better design. I was always clipping my USB stick and I have snapped a few.
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I like it... But i would like to see it in a variety of colors... I know it's not sticking with the whole "Bee" concept, yellow isn't really my thing...
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when will they learn . . . ditch the removable caps . .
 
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And this will add how much to the overall cost?

Dan, I agree, and I use this guy almost every day (port retracts into casing):
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And this will add how much to the overall cost?

Dan, I agree, and I use this guy almost every day (port retracts into casing):
I have that exact one on my keys
 
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