Now that floppy disks are a thing of the past, it can sometimes be a pain getting files between computers – especially when they aren’t hooked up to the Internet. USB storage devices have become the cheap and cheerful solution to this problem. They offer reusable, secure and convenient storage, but otherwise they are pretty boring. Now boring USB storage is a thing of the past, thanks to i-Duck.
The i-Duck is a USB storage device with a small glow-in-the-dark, rubber duck stuck on the end. There’s a blue light inside that flickers when the memory is being accessed.
Otherwise it’s a pretty run-of-the-mill object.
So why would you want a rubber duck on your storage? Well, you won’t get it mixed up with the other USB drives. Everyone agrees that it’s cute, and I suppose its glow-in-the-dark ability could help you find it in a power cut, though what you could do with it in a power cut is another matter.
One minor niggle is that the i-Duck arrived in two pieces – you need to stick the memory card into the slot in the duck’s front. It’s secured with a bit of double-sided sticky pad, which is
a little wobbly.
It’s a harmless bit of fun. You’re barely paying any extra for the duck bit, so why not? It carries only 16MB, which isn’t very much, but I suspect you’ll end up showing it to people more than actually using it.