Last week was the week where I thought, 'wow, we haven't had a competition in a while, so I'll just give something away every single day'. Now I'm in the process of announcing the winners!
This competition was for all the above 'stuff': an exclusive Darkness statue, a weird Simba hat, and a copy of the new Need for Speed game. Also, I threw in some of my novelty USBs just for the 'lulz'.
The entry mechanic was simple — devise a new, weird/hilarious/ingenious USB stick and describe it to me.
And the winner is...
Chuloopa I’d make it an apple, that way i can plug it into my PC.
Because i would be hailed a hero.
A diligent negotiator of peace.
For when i slide an apple into a PC, i have created the modern day Romeo and Juliet – forbidden love.
The two opposites that society could just never accept, defying all odds, coming together as one to share data.
Sweet, beautiful data.
Chuloopa wins a lot of comps in these parts, but I just couldn't see past this entry. Rest assured however, that it was a tough decision. We had some crazy entries...
DrCurlytek How about a USB stick with a small segment of an obscure 90′s video game screenshot on it? A portable Remember This? USB. Probably works best if the game depicted is The Dig.
Beavwa A usb key that sits flush with the usb port, and has a pattern printed on it that looks like an empty usb port. StealthKey!
MDolley I created a mock-up of mine. http://yfrog.com/kg0ffwj
benanen A USB that looks like a piece of chewed gum. It would be really secure, not because of encryption, but because nobody would be game to touch it!
Braaains I’d like a USB stick that’s embedded in a Robocop glove, so you put the glove on and the USB connector pops out like Robocop’s data-accessing, neck-punching spike-thing which you then plug into the computer.
Ashleigh Flesh light USB?
Whistle while you work, amirite!?
sleek A USB stick that has a finger print scanner on it for security. Scan the wrong finger print 3 times and it automatically erases the data.
ST_Great How about a USB stick that’s inside a scrunched up used tissue. So you unfold it a bit to uncover the port and then plug it in.
Most secure USB stick ever. No one will want to touch it.
Trojan Fox Definitely a USB that contains screenshots from every game ever, which automatically cross-references them with each day’s ‘Remember This?’. It’d be in the shape of Serrels and Lien uncontrollably weeping.
PiMan Everyone else has the silly, so I’ll go the practical.
A belt USB hub. It has an extending cord to connect to the computer so that you don’t have to take off your belt to use it, and you can plug in a large number of USB devices to sockets on the belt and leave them there. No need to find the right USB key when they are all always plugged in.
Consider occasional problems that USB hubs have powering many USB devices, a 5V rechargeable battery pack would be a nice addon.
Andrew A USB that gives off the scent of bacon at periodic intervals, reminding you to eat while you’re caught up with gaming.
Thanks to everyone for entering!