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Fashion and Technology? Check out the USB wristband.

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Pictured: Are USB wristbands fashionable & practical?

There’s nothing like that awkward moment when you need to save some data that is too big to fit on your hard drive. Or, maybe you need to transfer some data from one PC to another quickly. This has happened to me a number of times, especially at an event.  Now there may be a solution for our technology need to store and transfer data files quickly that is fashionable. And least marginally fashionable. Yes, it’s the USB wristband in bright colors! I’m talking about a portable storage drive you can wear on your wrist and then use for file storage when you need it. Is this cool or fugly?   Amazon and other retailers have started to stock these for about $19.99 for 4GB of storage space.   Would you wear one of these? Can fashion and technology ever work together? What do you think readers? I am undecided on whether to order one of these for my next business trip.


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  1. Pins, Needles & Fashion

    May 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    oh wow I love these. I think it's fun, great pop of colors, extremely helpful and handy.

  2. Target Addict

    May 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    If you're friends with someone who works for a large tech company (Google, H-P, Yahoo, Intel, etc) or go to tradeshows that attract these type of companies, then it's easy to score one of these USB bands for free. This is the “hot” new giveaway, and companies like the ones listed above are ordering them like crazy as promotional items.