Physically Locked USB Flash Drive
By: Alex Covert -
Published: Jul 29, 2007
Updated: Jun 16 2011
• References: en.red-dot.org
I'm surprised they didn't name this Fort Knox due to its seemingly impenetrable nature. There are three layers of protection provided by this flash drive: a steel cable makes sure no one walks off with your drive, a combination lock ensures the entire stick remains safe inside, and a data encryption function digitally guards your data. Not so much Bond as Houdini in my opinion.
Implications - In contemporary society, issues concerning security are at the forefront of many buyers' minds. When designing a product, companies must be aware of these concerns and try and outline a commodity that eases these anxieties amongst consumers. In doing so, a product will become more marketable.