USBee flash drive flies above the radar

It has a thoughtful design that addresses one of the most common problems with USB flash drives today: accidental breakage while still in the computer's USB port.

Yanko Design

Some people might find its appearance a little tacky, but the aptly named USBee concept proposes more than just a bee-themed USB thumb drive. Beneath its eye-catching yellow-and-black exterior is a thoughtful design that addresses one of the most common problems with USB flash drives today: accidental breakage while still in the computer's USB port.

The USBee uses a clever combination of silicon and aluminum shell to create a bendable neck, according to Yanko Design. This not only prevents the flash drive from being ripped off, but it also protects the USB port from damage. What's also interesting is that the USBee drive incorporates a unique cooling system through its black stripes to prevent overheating. (We haven't encountered any flash drives overheating, but they do get hot after prolonged usage.)

The USBee won first prize in a competition held by a Serbian Design Community forum.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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