The components inside a thumb drive are generally quite standard with its chip and interface. Hence, when people are referring to customized thumb drive, it is usually the customization of the flash drive’s casing. It is the housing that protects the circuitry of the flash drive. This may include cases with materials such as plastic, metal, rubberized materials, leather or a combination of materials mentioned. These custom made flash drive cases comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes including key shaped ones, credit card size, some with pen and laser pointers, leather keychain designs or even some that are miniature replicas of a physical product. For a customized thumb drive, the general rule is that it will include the personalization of the device with a logo, a brand or a name of a product, company or individual.
Why do companies/individuals want to buy customized thumb drives? As a giveaway or course! These USB flash drives are commonly given away during:
- Seminars and Conventions – As a storage device to share information among participants
- Trade Shows – As a promotional giveaway and in some instances sharing of the company’s catalogue
- Company Annual Dinners – As an appreciation gifts to clients or employees
- Promotion/Marketing Activities – As a corporate gift item given to the public to create awareness or a brand
Here is the list of some of the custom thumb drive suppliers and manufacturers