At just a little over 2mm thick the latest generation of USB credit card flash drives are one of the must have promotional products of 2015. They’re only marginally thicker than a standard credit card and squeezed into this incredibly thin card is a flash memory module, a controller chip (the brains the makes the flash drive work) and a capacitor that regulates the power usage.
There is of course also a standard USB connector that means that you can plug the USB card into any device that has a standard USB port.
Making something this small, this stylish and this desirable is the sort of trick we’ve seen laptop and tablet manufacturers perform over the last couple of years. But in contrast these wafer thin credit card USB flash drives only cost a few pounds (prices start as low as £1.99!) and if you get them printed you’re your logo they can create a real “wow”.
Don’t think for a minute that by choosing a USB credit card to be branded with your company logo that you sacrifice speed and performance when compared to a standard USB memory stick. These wafer style USB cards are available from 128MB all the way up to 32GB so there is load and loads of space on them and whilst they’re not USB 3.0 they are nevertheless pretty damn fast!
As a promotional product these cards have a massive advantage over the more traditionally shaped USB sticks because they give you a much larger print area to work with. You can print on them in full colour, on both sides and with full bleed (right to the very edge of the card). The printing is done to “photo standard” and as a result, providing you choose the right artwork, the finished results (as you can see from these examples) look stunning.
Given that most people already have a wallet or purse designed to carry credit cards these USB cards will slip right into any existing wallet or we can supply them with their own little leather wallet that we can also brand for you!
It’s also worth remembering that with postal costs rising the USB Card is the best option if you’re going to post your USB sticks out to your customers. They are thin enough to slip into a standard envelope and be posted using “Letter Post: rather than “Packet Post”. This is a significant benefit and these cost savings alone are typically much more than any premium you might pay for a credit card USB flash drive compared to any of the standard models.