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This is a Flash Drive?

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Our What the –? product of the week comes from China-based Everbright Technology. 7 Gadgets‘ write-up about the device is as follows:  “You can protect your data by plugging in this USB silicon rubber.” If you’re scratching your head now, wait ’til you see what it looks like:


The mystery does not unfold as we look at its specs on its product page: made of plastic vomit Silicon rubber, it’s supposedly a flash drive with data capacity ranging from 32 Mb to 8 Gb, yet the only price listed is $2.49 USD a piece. The straw that broke the Sanity Camel’s back? DIY Trade says that it has “More than 10,000,000 times data encryption.” As compared to what? Why is it so cheap then? Finally, what the hell is this really?