It’s hard to believe that I once believed that flash drives were merely tools. After a little bit of time perusing CFgear.com, I’m firmly convinced that flash drives are yet another bit of technology that is just as much fun as it is functional, if not more so!
Gone are the heyday days of the big, floppy “floppy disks.” Sadly for my Sony Mavica FD-95, the 3.5-inch floppies are quickly disappearing into the annals of digital storage history. Just think—microfiche are unknown except to those who work in library archives. Now, the flash drive (a.k.a. “jump drive” or “thumb drive” … and many, many other possibilities) is taking over the world, at least as far as digital storage is concerned, and CFgear is making this all a grand, great-fun adventure.
Among the many offerings of bulk flash drives are some perfectly suited to school staff and faculty, with the flash drive built into a plastic buckle incorporated into a woven I.D. badge lanyard. It’s called “the I.D. Drive” … go figure—sometimes, simplicity is the most elegant language. At a glance, you’d never even know there was technology built in. As my husband pointed out, it looks just like something out of a spy movie!
Another of my favorites in the CFgear catalogue is a customizable flash drive that looks uncustomized until it’s plugged into the USB port. Once it’s in, a light inside starts to glow, illuminating the built-in logo. This one is perfectly named “the Abracadabra.”
Then, there’s “the Force.” This one reminds me just a little too much of something we’d get at the pharmacy, although, granted, it’s larger than anything we ever have to take, and it’s probably even bigger than the literal “horse pills” they used to give the critters at the barn where I used to work. Even so, it’s eerily pill-shaped, with two halves that pull apart very similarly to the two parts of a medicine capsule. Looks pretty cool plugged into the USB port, too!
Probably the least expected of all of them is “the NoCreditLimit,” with the flash drive sliding into and forming part of the corner of a credit card shaped and sized rectangle. This one leaves plenty of space for customizing with logo and even text. You could probably get the majority of a sonnet to fit on this one, if you were so inclined. Not sure how that would help boost sales, though….
I can’t imagine where or how people came up with these ideas, but CFgear gives the vast majority of the credit to their customers. Since their business is built on responding to customer needs, in a sense, they put their clients in the seats of the Research & Development team. The balls start rolling there, and they end up with people-pleasing products. With the benefits of responsiveness to customers’ needs and suggestions, plus heavy duty quality control and in-house testing, it’s no wonder that CFgear makes so many people happy—great merchandise, great customer service—what could you possibly ask for to make the whole experience better?!