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 :)
23 Mar 2011
Life Expectancy of a USB Flash Drive
image of usb flash devices for promotions USB flash drives are great to use for storing digital files and are replacing CDs & DVDs as the preferred storage media of choice. The advantages of flash drives is that they are portable, durable, and have incredible storage capacity (ranges from 64MB to 256GB as of 2010). Furthermore, they are able to retain the memory even after the ... Read More
18 Mar 2011
Cool Things You Can Do With a USB Flash Drive
image of usb flash devices for small business promotionals These days, USB flash drives are as ubiquitous as cell phones. As the prices come down and the sizes become smaller and smaller, more and more people are using them to store files and to copy/transfer files from one computer to another. Additionally, they pack lots of storage powers! But their uses are not limited to just copying and transferring files. ... Read More
25 Feb 2011
7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Promotional USB Flash Drives
image of usb flash devices for promotions Businesses of all sizes today are looking for unique and cost effective ways to promote their businesses. In recent years, logo-branded USB flash drives have been popular and effective promotional tools for many businesses. Due to their popularity, the number of suppliers selling them have also grown dramatically. USB flash drives come in all shapes, sizes, storage capacities, styles, and quality level. ... Read More
16 Feb 2011
A High Tech Promotional Idea You Can Use to Grow Your Small Business
image of usb flash devices for small business promotionals According to several recent surveys, the recent recession has taken a toll on small businesses. Earnings have been dismal, forcing many small businesses such as car dealers, small retailers, and restaurants to close their shops. For businesses that are still trying to stay afloat, finding creative and cost effective promotional ideas to promote their businesses is necessary to help them stay in ... Read More
16 Feb 2011
Introducing the latest promotional tool – Lanyards with integrated USB flash drives
image of event lanyard usb flash drive promotional item from Flashbay While lanyards have been mainly used to hold ID cards and personal objects such as whistles and keychains, they have also been popular tools for marketing and promotions. A typical lanyard has a string with a plastic sleeve at the end to hold ID cards or any personal objects. They can be made in many different colors, although bright ... Read More
22 Oct 2010
Share some festive spirit with the Christmas USB
At the end of the year when the days close in and temperatures drop we know that Christmas is almost here and with it the perfect season to be thinking about corporate gift ideas. That’s why our talented team of designers have gone all festive and come up with the Christmas Series USB Flash Drive for use in all your ... Read More
18 Oct 2010
USB Flash Drives with Form and Function - Introducing the Pop USB
Some items have become so much a part of everyday life that we take them for granted until a design comes along which makes us think about them in a different light. The new Pop USB Flash Drive is such an item. Our designers have taken an already useful object, the Flash Drive, and combined it with an everyday essential, a ... Read More
05 Oct 2010
The Ultimate Mini USB Flash Drives - Introducing the Halo USB
During the last 6 months, the Halo USB has become increasingly popular. Within Flashbay's diverse product range the Halo USB is one of our earliest creations so we are very proud to see this incredibly compact mini USB Flash Drive become one of the month's best sellers. A few years ago, typical USB Flash Drives had dimensions similar to a cigarette ... Read More
10 Sep 2010
Imitation is the highest form of flattery
If it is true that imitation is the highest form of flattery then here at Flashbay we’re feeling extremely good about ourselves. Other suppliers in the market are scrambling to catch up with our latest hit products by buying copies of them in the Far East, not realising the counterfeits have a high risk of being seized and destroyed by ... Read More
09 Sep 2010
Protect your data from deletion using Flashbay's Dual Zone Flash Drives
For those situations when you would like to guard against the end user deleting or tampering with your data you can use Flashbay's Dual Zone Flash Drive technology. Our special formatting process creates a hardware-based solution that combines the flexibility of a traditional USB Flash Drive with the security and reliability of a CD-ROM disc. This offers a great solution if you're ... Read More
01 Sep 2010
Tie Clip Style USB Flash Drive, we call it the 'Tie USB'
The power of understatement is often under appreciated and we like to think that our new product, the 'Tie Series', is the master of understatement when it comes to USB Flash Drives. The stunningly simple design appears to observers to be a normal tie clip and if that’s all it was, it would still look great. But ... Read More
31 Aug 2010
Inject interest into your promotional campaign with the Trix USB Flash Drive
The new ‘Trix Series’ USB Flash Drive has been exclusively developed by Flashbay’s team of talented designers and we are proud to say that this great design is now available to order. Available in a variety of standard colours, or Pantone matched to the colour of your choice, the Trix Series can be full colour photo printed ... Read More
17 Aug 2010
We designed the Kinetic USB drive just for you!
A few months ago, we tasked our talented team of designers to call up our customers, ask them what Flash Drive designs they would love to see and then come up with new and innovative products to meet their desires. After speaking to a hundred or so of our of customers ranging from marketing and purchasing managers to school heads and ... Read More
01 Aug 2010
A New Kind of Rotating USB Drives - The Rotator
Rotator USB Drive Today we launched the latest version of our 'Rotator' Flash Drive, the distant cousin of the 'Twister'. Flash Drives which have an inner USB part rotating out from an external case are always popular and we thought it was about time to introduce a slight variant on the design. The Rotator has a nice slim ... Read More
21 Jul 2010
Boosting sales with branded USB gifts
The credit crunch has really bared its teeth over the past 18 months. For companies across the world, this economic slump has presented some major challenges. For many it has simply been a matter of survival, for others finding creative and innovative ways to do business and generate profits has been – and still is – an ongoing battle. ... Read More
19 Jul 2010
Our new SMT line arrives by crane
Today was a big day at the factory as our new SMT line just arrived! So what is an SMT line? SMT is an abbreviation for 'Surface Mount Technology' and our SMT line is made of various machines which work together in a line. You may have seen glimpses of such machines in news footage of hi-tech manufacturing facilities. What does it do? Essentially ... Read More
17 May 2010
Use Key Shaped USB Drives to Unlock Your Brand's Potential
USB Key What better way to ensure that you always have your Flash Drive with you than to attach it to your key ring? We’ve offered key chains as an accessory for our USB Flash Drives for many years now but recently we took the step of designing an innovative new product that looks right at home when conveniently attached to your favourite ... Read More
20 Apr 2010
Credit Card Shaped Flash Drives that Fit Easily In Your Wallet
USB Flash Drives are designed to be small and convenient – they fit easily in your pocket, bag or briefcase and now they fit easily in your wallet too. The Wafer and Alloy Series USB Cards are designed to be exactly the same size as a credit card, and just a little bit thicker, so that they fit neatly in ... Read More
17 Mar 2010
MLC Development and High Capacity NAND Flash Memory
To put it simply multi-level cell (MLC) memory supports the storage of a larger amount of data on the same physically sized memory chip in a more economical fashion than single-level cell (SLC) memory. Naturally there are trade-offs to be made but it is a good thing to have the option to be able to weigh up the cost vs. ... Read More
16 Feb 2010
Flash Drives for Corporate Event Giveaways
Corporate events are all about communicating information about your business, whether you are presenting to internal staff members or external clients and customers. Slick presentations can get your message across on the day and colourful brochures can let attendees access relevant information at a later date but these days there is something bland about that approach – in ... Read More