Most people look at flash drives as simple little electronics products. In reality Flash drives are a commodity much like wheat, gold, and gasoline. Like those things USB flash drives are not exempt from the volatile world of supply and demand. As the global stock of flash drives dwindles so the cost of those flash drives rises. However, it is not exactly true to call a "USB Flash Drive" a commodity. The flash drive itself isn't the commodity, but what they are made of is. So what exactly is inside a flash drive?
We had an overwhelming response during SXSW from supporters all over the world. Together we were able to give 551 USB flash drives to Flash Drives for Freedom, which are on their way to North Korea right this moment. Follow us on social media in order to contribute next time!
It has been a year since we partnered with Flash Drives for Freedom and we have collected thousands of drives, but we still need more. So this year for SXSW we are taking to social and asking you guys to help us! Help us fight North Korea by Tweeting @usbmemorydirect with the hashtag #FlashDrivesForFreedom and we will donate a drive on your behalf.
In a society whose government censors every aspect of their daily lives, North Koreans rely solely on outsiders who take huge risks to provide them with films, books, and digital tools for discovery. Here's what we did to help.
Feeling lucky this St. Patty's Day weekend? Enter below to win 25 Free 8GB Custom Flash Drives imprinted or engraved with your logo and brand! Choose from any of our most popular flash drives and imprinting options. But act fast! This contest ends Monday 3/21/2016.