The AFTERLIFE EPITAPH – Nov. 10th, 2008 #2, Vol.1

Perhaps more than many, I love gadgets. I don’t mean the latest iPhone or iPod or iToilet, I mean fun little things that make life fun where there is no fun. Things that are designed for fun, taking the flab into fab!

With the blogs and news still being filled with Obama this and that (like these cool Obama sneakers – check the treads)…

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…I thought, while looking for a free limb to use on my “Hub Man,” how much I love the USB drive.

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There are lot’s of hub hardware available. I like the odd ones, myself.

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(The “Ladybug.” Cute for kids!)

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(My next “must have” – the “Self Destruct Button” hub. It doesn’t destroy anything, but it is too cool!)

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There are also tons of USB accessories. There’s a mini George Forman grill, a drink warmer, missile launcher, pole dancer, heated mittens and slippers, lava lamp and just about anything you can think of, but there’s not enough space to even list them all, much less put pictures on this blog.

Remember the Syquest? If you shook them like an Etch-a-Sketch, the information would be wiped out. Then came cool little 85MB Zip disks, then 1GB Jazz Disks (which I use as drink coasters along with my 1.2MB AOL floppy disks). Now, we all travel with our “jump drives” and they have gotten cheaper and hold more memory.

Jump drives have become the new, hip “accessory.” Why carry an ordinary silver or black stick when you can have one of these beauties? There’s toys, food, bling, watches, necklaces, bracelets, dolls, cars and, well, these will give you an idea of just a few of the drives available on the market.

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Now, the following examples are ultra cool! Limited editions, they are just the tip of coolness. check out the site with the incredible lines of limited edition work by very hip artists:

http://www.mimoco.com/

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So, when thinking of your corporate holiday gift this year, why go with the useless stress ball that’s shaped like a telephone and has your company logo printed on it? Will people really use a cheap calculator with your logo or does it go to school with the kids or sit in a drawer? Try a unique jump drive and listen to the viral buzz it creates. Remember, it’s blogs like this that spotlight the ultra cool and that’s free PR for you.

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Just a few other holiday suggestions for those tech lovers in your life, here’s some links to some ultra-cool uses of technology…

Origami phone

http://www.gadgetreview.com/2006/05/origami-cell-phone.html

Origami DVD

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/06/idea2005/source/86.htm

iBangle

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/?p=5859

Energy Seed

http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/10/10/trashing-batteries-for-brighter-sidewalks/

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You say you just can’t think of any ideas for your firm’s jump drive? Why not try crossing over into The AFTERLIFE? We’ll come up with a great idea based on your brand, set up bid packets for manufacturing and work with your purchasing agent to make sure everything runs as smooth as a satin coffin lining.

E-mail us and one of our design grief counselors will be happy to help you in your time of need.

Jonathan Schneider - Archangel of Creative
The Afterlife

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One Response to “The AFTERLIFE EPITAPH – Nov. 10th, 2008 #2, Vol.1”

  1. Wow, great compilation! Loved the wide array.

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