USB Pen, USB Stick or USB drive...

Many people confuse USB pens, USB sticks and USB drives to be the same thing. That is not to say that they are incorrect. They are right in a manner of speaking but not entirely. The USB stick and drive are one and the same thing while the USB pen can be considered as its enhanced version. These products can also be given as very useful promotional gifts during any seminar or even during conferences. Why? How many people do you know who don’t have a PC?

A USB Flash Drive or stick is composed of a flash memory data storage device which is integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) Interface. These are usually rewriteable and removable and are also compact enough to fit into any pocket. This drive revolutionised the PC by replacing standard and cumbersome floppy disks as the new storage devices. Many can weigh as less as 30gm with a storage capacity as large as 256 GB (since 2010). Some even have a 10 year data retention cycle.

Believe it or not this technically advanced drive does not cost an arm and a leg to purchase. This is the reason why this product has proven to be a great and inexpensive promotional product to give out to clients and business partners alike. Buying your USB pens at Total Merchandise obviously means you can have them customised according to your brand name and can even have the company details printed on them. This may cost a bit more but it will be worth the extra cash if it serves to draw crowds.

The compact and completely wireless USB pen is a USB Flash Drive which can be used at home, at work and even in libraries. Rather than carry a heavy laptop wherever you go, it’s ideal to carry this pint sized item in your pocket whenever you need to transfer or store useful data. The pen can also be used to jot down useful notes during seminars and business conferences without having to open the proverbial laptop. This is also a great way for companies to provide potential customers with high quality and useful pens.

Many people will really appreciate these as gifts as this kind of flash drive combines practicality with technology. Not only do they provide sufficient data storage but they also provide a writing tool, an item which no one can live without. In a nutshell, this product has the ability to appeal to both the technically challenged as well as to tech-savvy individuals. Some of these two in one products also have a longer life than standard ink pens which makes it one priceless item.

Both USB sticks and pens can also serve to boost employee morale if they are given out as gifts. Handing them out during board meetings or conferences is a great way to tell them that their hard work is appreciated whilst reminding them of who they work for ;0)

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