Where do you store your extra hard drives? In boxes? In a drawer somewhere? How about your flash drives and SD cards? If you’re having trouble tracking or protecting your storage devices, check out Datainer. Designed by Burkhard Bürgerhoff, Datainer is a family of drawers and cases that makes it easier to store, organize and transport hard drives, memory cards and flash drives.
Earlier this year we learned about Gigs 2 Go, a concept for a credit card-sized pack of flash drives that you can “tear and share.” Inventors Kurt Rampton and BOLTgroup seem to have figured out how to mass produce the drives and are now raising funds on Kickstarter.
These days, almost all of us are multi-gadget households. This leads to a condition I like to call “chargeritis” – which is the problem we all run into when we have too many gadget chargers plugged into our outlets, and cords dangling everywhere.
It’s annoying and wasteful at the same time to open your fridge and see spoiling food and produce. Sometimes you just don’t notice when something is spoiling until they’re already past the expiration date. Other times, you’re just too busy to check and find that it’s beyond edible when you do.
If you drew a Venn diagram of gamers and coffee drinkers, I think you’d find there’s a pretty large intersection between the two groups. So what better way to store your coffee machine pods but in a game of Donkey Kong?
So if you are sitting on your couch, watching The Walking Dead and then suddenly some real zombies burst through your window, you will be glad that you own this bulletproof couch with a built in gun safe.
Rechargeable batteries are pretty eco-friendly in the sense that you can recharge them and use them, again and again and again, until they stop holding a charge. However, most battery chargers are bulky and are a pain to carry around, especially if you’re traveling or need to use it on the go.
If you are in the market for a storage solution for your home that looks great, why wouldn’t you choose a TARDIS? They are bigger on the inside after all. Etsy seller Milling In Line made this awesome TARDIS storage box as part of their “Mama’s Little Secret” line.
Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing a similar service, with two notable exceptions: it’s completely free, and there is no centralized “cloud” storage.
Home decor that doubles as actual functional stuff is totally in demand these days, mostly because people are living in homes with such limited space. Another one of these items is the aptly-called “Metal Folder” by Debra Folz.
Flash drives are useful, and I always keep one on me in case I need to transfer files, but they are getting so tiny these days that they are easy to lose. I’ve probably lost about four myself, just because they were so small.
We’ve talked about Flash Rods flash drives that look like toy cars several times over the years. My favorite continues to be the Back to the Future DeLorean. The company has offered several other versions of its vehicular flash drives over the years and they’ve all had USB storage of one sort or another stuffed inside.