on Monday, 23 November 2015.
In the digital world we now live in, we can sometimes take for granted the technology at our fingertips but if we take a moment to think about our lives without these technological devices it’s hard to remember how we ever coped before. The USB is one such device and without it, we would be truly lost as to how we store, transfer and share files, images and even programs. First created in 1995, the USB 1.0 was only available in two versions, with a transfer rate of 1.5 megabits per second. Since then, the USB has expanded its dominance within the tech industry and become a must-have device for many. With the news that USB units are set to exceed half a billion units by 2020, the USB continues to prove its relevance in today’s economy.
USB devices aren’t dependent upon any other device to help them run, external power or require charging up before use. Transferring files is easy to do with a USB; it simply needs to be plugged into a USB port, opened up and its ready for use. The USB has increased businesses agility when moving files and information, enabled employees to take files and work to meetings and work from home. There are many uses for a USB and aside from the uses that spring to mind easily, you can do far more with a USB stick than simply storing files. You can also back up files, run a website server, run programs and connect to a wireless network through a USB stick, proving its earned its place in the tech industry. Whether you want quick access to files or to transfer data efficiently, then a flash drive USB is probably an essential part of your day. The USB stick has become vital for a variety of businesses and industries and we regularly reach for us in both our work and home lives. Whether you run a creative or corporate business it’s highly likely you’ll have used a USB stick during your daily 9 to 5. There are many benefits of switching to a USB, not only are they compact and easy to travel with but they can also hold up to 128 GB of data. Customising your USB stick to reflect your brand is also a great way to promote your brand in a unique way. The USB has changed computing in the 10 years since it’s been on the market, providing many with instant easy access to files or creative ways to share work it’s a tech product that will remain successful for years to come.