The Memory Pin is an Ironic and Lighthearted Labor-Saving Symbol

 - Feb 20, 2013
It's funny that an item that's been robbed of a job due to modern technology has been appropriated here as a bearer of digital data. The Memory Pin resembles the familiar two-part laundry clip, complete with a coiled metal spring that hinges the halves. The quirky product is certainly enchanting all on its own, but the idea behind its conception is extra clever.

Hoang dreamed up this novel USB stick for a friend who wished to work in fashion retail. The idea was to leave a token behind that would assert him as a memorable candidate. The clothing connection was made with the choice of a clothespin and the integrated storage device would enable employers to access the applicant's resume and information by inserting the Memory Pin into a computer.