In this ever growing digital landscape of data, we need large volumes of memory to store our files. When we buy our laptops, PCs and other computing devices, we’re stunned by the sheer amounts of empty space available, but a year later we’re confounded by how quickly we filled the space up. Many of us have at least three options where we can store our files; an internal hard disk, an external hard disk and a USB flash drive.
A USB flash drive serves as a carry around memory storage device for everyday use. Most often than not, it’s a transporter of content from one device to another and holds data temporarily. The external hard disk is the final storage point where you pile on all your files like a Jenga tower. The Outdated USB Collector can turn the tables around and covert your flash drives into a primary data storage device.
The Outdated USB Collector is a physical case that has multiple input slots where you can plug in a multitude of flash drives. The device aggregates the storage space of all the flash drives connected to it. It can be considered an external hard disk of variable storage capacity; the final memory depends on the storage space of each pen drive connected to it and the amount of flash drives connected. The front display shows the individual space of the flash drives and the sum of all the connected thumb drives.
The Outdated USB Collector is a green device; apart from its body being made of eco-friendly plastic, the device also helps you recycle your old flash drives that are not in use. Instead of letting them rot in some corner of your desk, they can become active components of storage.
The Outdated USB Collector is a concept by Lee Seungmin, Jin Juhyun and it won the Red Dot award for design concept.