A flash drive wristband is a technological gadget that serves as a fashion accessory while also providing a piece of portable memory storage for computer files. The device allows a person to carry a flash drive with him or her without having to hold it or keep it in his or her pocket. This can be quite helpful for someone who carries essential files and documents on a flash drive, and will allow the person to keep the drive with him or her without the need to constantly remember it. The flash drive can come in a variety of memory sizes and styles for both fashionable and merely pragmatic purposes.
Meant to be worn on a person’s wrist, while still accessible as a piece of computer technology, a flash drive wristband can be made from materials like plastic or leather. A basic plastic flash drive wristband is usually designed so that the drive is on one end of the band, with a cavity in the other end that it can be inserted into. This allows the band to be closed around a person’s wrist for wearing, then opened and easily inserted into a computer’s universal serial bus (USB) port for access to the stored data.
Other, more aesthetic, styles of wristbands can be made from leather and do not necessarily incorporate the flash drive directly into the band itself. Though some leather wristbands will include the metallic flash drive as part of the clasp, other types will be more ornamental in using the drive. This type of flash drive wristband will typically have an area that sits on the wrist like a watch or bracelet, and this part is a removable flash drive. While this does not have a direct impact on the usefulness of the drive, it tends to make the wrist band resemble jewelry and be a more commonly worn accessory. Such styles may be popular especially among those who work in technological or computer industries, or for someone who wants to wear an otherwise unusual piece of jewelry.
Just like other types of portable drives, flash drive wristbands allow for various memory sizes. These can range from a single gigabyte (GB) of data to 8 or more GB of memory storage. Since some styles of flash drive wristband also allow the easy removal of the drive itself, it is also possible to upgrade or replace a lost or damaged flash drive with a new one without completely replacing the wristband itself.