Welcome to the Flashbay blog, where you can find fresh USB flash drive related ideas and news and ideas to build brand awareness for your business. Our employees contribute to this blog with thoughts and experiences which we hope you may find interesting, especially if you are considering using USB flash drives as a promotional tool. We look forward to your feedback and comments :)
19 Dec 2014
Conquering ‘USB device not recognised’ on Windows
USBMany of us have come across the ‘USB device not recognised’ message on our home or work computers in the past and believe it or not it’s actually the most searched-for USB related query on Google. While many of us may succumb to the challenge, it is actually quite easy to resolve. As you would expect, the team here at Flashbay ... Read More
15 Dec 2014
Photography Marketing Ideas
photography marketing ideasWith the constant evolution of the internet there is an ever expanding range of possibilities a photographer can use to promote his or her services. Conversely the market has become increasingly competitive due to the easy availability of professional cameras at a relatively cheap price. Although it has become extremely hard to stand out from the crowd, there is ... Read More
02 Dec 2014
Flashbay donates to the Vital For Children Charity
Flashbay donates to the Vital For Children Charity16,000 children die from hunger-related illness every day. 1 billion children do not have access to decent sanitation. Over 115 million children do not get a basic education - 60% of whom are girls. These statistics are both shocking and moving. VITAL, founded in 2007 and currently operating in Kolkata India, aims to reduce these obscene numbers by providing a ... Read More
24 Sep 2014
The personal touch
The Nature USB ModelAs industry leaders in the branded USB flash drive market we handle tens of thousands of orders every year from businesses, institutions and organisations all over the world. We’ve created custom branded USB flash drives for almost every major company you can think of and one thing that we’ve consistently observed since we formed in 2003 is that every customer ... Read More
12 Aug 2014
Trust Flashbay to supply your USB flash drives
Recent media reports may have given you the impression that USB flash drives are the new weapon of choice for hackers trying to gain access to the valuable information on your computer but the reality is that if you purchase your devices from a trusted source then you have no need to be concerned. At Flashbay we pride ourselves on ... Read More
21 May 2014
Flashbay sponsors Hong Kong Junior Chamber Seminar
Note USB Memory PenFlashbay were proud sponsors of the 2014 Voyage of Business – Innovation Undertaking Seminar held in Macau last 10th of May. We gave away for all guests and young talents of the event 200 amazing custom Ink USB Pens carefully packaged and branded for the occasion in their magnet boxes. The conference was hosted by the Hong Kong junior chamber, a ... Read More
02 May 2014
The New Note USB Memory Pen
Note USB Memory Pen The Note USB memory pen is the newest addition to our range of multifunctional USB flash drives, perfectly designed to promote your brand whilst being a practical and useful product. This stylish pen is shaped to fit nicely in your hand and comes with the added benefit of an easily accessible USB flash drive that’s with you whenever you ... Read More
16 Apr 2014
How to Stand Out at an Exhibition
How to Stand Out at an Exhibition Having a presence at an industry exhibition can be a great way to reach new customers – you need to make sure that everyone you encounter remembers your company if you are to maximise your return on investment. Make sure people know you will be attending – of course you could put a banner on your website or in your email signatures ... Read More
09 Apr 2014
The New Wafer USB Card Video
USB Fan Drive To showcase our Wafer USB Drive, Flashbay has published a great new video – check it out to see this unique product in action. What makes the Wafer USB Card so distinctive is the large branding area on both sides – which can be photo printed with whatever image you want in full vibrant colour. We think fun and informative product videos ... Read More
27 Mar 2014
Which flash drive design should I choose?
Which flash drive design should I choose While each of our customised USB flash drive designs makes an excellent choice, the decision of which one you ultimately select can depend on your intended use for the product. For example, if you are considering using flash drives away as a promotional gift at a tradeshow, you may prefer to select a capacity that closely matches the size ... Read More
21 Feb 2014
Nature USB Drive awarded as an “Eco Design”
mobile-library At Flashbay we constantly strive to design products that meet our customers’ needs. As part of this portfolio of products we developed an eco-friendly drive called Nature. We found that many customers wanted a promotional gift that is effective as well as eco-friendly. Made from sustainable European Maple wood, the Nature USB Drive fills these requirements and is certified Carbon ... Read More
14 Feb 2014
Flashbay Donates to Qualibooks
mobile-library Qualibooks is a charity that provides library resources to Schools in South Africa. It is their vision to see that every school and community has access to much needed quality library resources, including books and related materials. One of their products is called the ‘Wheelie Wagon’; a mobile library unit that helps provide a solution to schools without a traditional library. Flashbay ... Read More
07 Jan 2014
The Evolution of USB Flash Drives
clip_usbAs part of our continued dedication to provide the most appealing, effective and brandable Flash Drive models occasionally we have to say goodbye to older designs to make way for the new. In 2013 we launched a number of new and exciting models and there are plenty more to come this year. Our philosophy is to keep a focused and relevant ... Read More
16 Dec 2013
CARE Australia Typhoon Haiyan Appeal
clip_usbThe victims of the Typhoon that hit the Philippines on the 8th of November are still in desperate need for help. The damage this disaster caused is extensive and the CARE Australia rescue teams working to get the country back on its feet urgently need assistance to be able to continue their work. So far they have helped hundreds of ... Read More
06 Dec 2013
Flashbay Donates to the Freedom Charity
clip_usb In South London recently, it was discovered that a group of women had been held for over 30 years against their will. Alerted by a phone call from one of these women, Freedom Charity was able to help them escape what was described as ‘invisible handcuffs’. Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland from the Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit explained “A television documentary ... Read More
28 Nov 2013
British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal
clip_usb On Friday 8th of November 2013 the strongest storm ever to make landfall hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan (known locally in the Philippines as Yolanda) caused widespread destruction and left many people dead. Thousands of people are still left without shelter, food or clothing. The most important thing now is to give support to those providing help on the ground. The ... Read More
22 Nov 2013
Ordered, Customised and Delivered in just 6 working days!
hour_glass Our excellent lead times are possible because of the investment we have made in establishing and running our own factory based in Shenzhen, China. Our time from order to delivery is one of the shortest in the market - almost all of our products are available on a 6 working day lead time for orders between 25 and 5000 units. There’s ... Read More
20 Nov 2013
Flashbay and the environment
clip_usbAs a market leader in the promotional technology sector, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously as demonstrated by the fact that since February 2008 Flashbay has been Carbon Neutral certified. CarbonNeutral Company calculated Flashbay's footprint by measuring the CO2 equivalent emissions from its premises, manufacturing processes, logistics, company owned vehicles, business travel and waste to landfill. We reduced emissions by: Selecting Carbon Neutral ... Read More
18 Nov 2013
Boost your Brand with Presentation Tins
clip_usbBranded USB flash drives are highly effective marketing tools and deserve to be presented in the most professional manner possible. To maximise the impact of your promotion or project, Flashbay offers a range of brandable presentation tins and magnet boxes that perfectly complement your promotional flash drives and help to ensure that they leave a lasting positive impression. Both the presentation ... Read More
14 Nov 2013
8GB is the new 128MB!
clip_usb 10 years ago a 128MB flash drive was very useful but these days they are simply too small for most practical purposes. Leading memory chip manufacturers such as Samsung, Hynix, Intel, Toshiba and Micron have shifted their production to match the demand for ever larger capacities, making it uneconomical to source high quality but low capacity memory chips for use ... Read More