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back to article From the Department of WTF: New USB tampon flash drive

There's not much to say about this one. It's a flash drive... and it looks like a tampon. Presumably the idea is that it will be ignored if a thief rifles through your backpack, handbag or briefcase. USB tampon Tampon-shaped USB stick The company flogging it has a taste for the bad pun... so prepare for the worst if you point …

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Alternative Presumption

Men keep a lot of stuff in there pockets, but women often don't often have as many pockets. This solution allows them to repurpose "nature's pocket".

It's like a kangaroo pouch?

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Suppository

For maximum security, stick it where the sun don't shine...

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Yeh, until some vandal or pocket thief violently SNATCHES the string while yelling "WHAT'S *THIS*????"

Male or female, one'll probably feel as is deranged by a black hole or super cosmic filament... initiating a cosmic vacuum or subspace inver-plosion...

Even Star Trek technobabble probably couldn't come up with a term for that one...

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Could be considered an appropriate gift....

for a stuck up ****.

moderation in 3....2...1...

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Re: Could be considered an appropriate gift....

<insert thunderous applause here>

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Alternatively...

How to get a USB drive past security.

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Re: Alternatively...

"it will be ignored if a thief rifles through your backpack, handbag or briefcase"

I'd have thought having some electronics so heavily disguised would draw the attention of all the airport security people and probably get your data scanned for illegal content.

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Re: Alternatively...

Obviously, you wouldn't want this to go through an electronic scanner for that reason. A pat-down at your workplace would be more what it was designed to get past. Were you female anyway. A man carrying one of these would be a bit obvious.

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Remember Rik's party in The Young Ones?

I hope it's waterproof.

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Re: Remember Rik's party in The Young Ones?

It's a mouse!

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Re: Remember Rik's party in The Young Ones?

Sadly, I do.

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Re: Remember Rik's party in The Young Ones?

I watched it on You Tube. How times have changed.

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If they were meant to deter thieves, they wouldn't be white.

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And you think

that the kind of perv who would steal a tampon would prefer one that is white as opposed to, erm, "used"?

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@ Anonymous John

You're totally right! If a thief finds that the woman he's robbing keeps used tampons in her handbag, he'll probably consider her another victim of society and give her things back. Either that or GTFO screaming :)

Even if the thief is one of those 'tampon connoisseurs' that have been named in recent comments in this thread, chances are that the device will never see a USB port again.

It's a win-win.

It's clear that these tampons should be made mandatory for any company employee or civil servant that wants to move around citizen's unencrypted private data in a thumbdrive.

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Re: @ Anonymous John

Mephistro, your post just made me piss myself laughing! Damn I need something absorbent if you're guna make me laugh that much!

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Pricing

$29.90 ... for 2GB, presumably?

At those prices they can stick 'em up their arse instead.

I'm going...

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Perhaps more useful without the flash drive

It could be used like those fake cans that are containers for stashing things.

I'm sure most cops are the sort that are phobic about "women's things", they'd not even want to touch it, especially of the makers supplied a sachet of something to smear on it.

A result for female drug users ;-)

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especially of the makers supplied a sachet of something to smear on it

Because women frequently carry used tampons around with them, just as men carry around used loo-roll?

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Re: especially of the makers supplied a sachet of something to smear on it

Remember where you are. Quite a few here have little first hand knowledge of such things.

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Re: especially of the makers supplied a sachet of something to smear on it

"just as men carry around used loo-roll?"

I tell you, this 'recycling' thing is going too far!

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Re: having little first hand knowledge of such things.

Thank heavens!

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WTF

Just WTF

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backpack, handbag or briefcase.

I never heard it called any of those names before.

"Presumably the idea is that it will be ignored if a thief rifles through your backpack, handbag or briefcase. "

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Re: backpack, handbag or briefcase.

"Somebody's gonna put his sausage in your handbag on the backseat of his car"

Ivor Biggun and the Red Nosed Burglars, c1980-something

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Okay so it only LOOKS like a tampon... because I was getting some very bad visuals from the article heading...

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If it bleeds we can kill it

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This puts a whole new spin on..

.. coughing up data..

Yes, I know it's lunchtime :).

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Um...

It's the thought of your GF asking if She can borrow it...

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Somehow

I do not think this will make a good mother's day gift

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Re: Somehow

The force is strong with this one.

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Obviously designed by a bloke! You live with a woman long enough you know what they look like, feel like and what they weigh. Surely this thing is all hard and plasticy, not light and all cotton-wooly like the real thing? Any bozo who's ever handled the things knows what they look and feel like is not going to be fooled for a second!

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Don't care...

..so long as they get the taste right.

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Re: Don't care...@Omgwtfbbqtime

OMGWTF?!?!

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spelling mistake

Did you mean 'flush drive'?

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Re: spelling mistake

'Thrush Drive'

Bloody marvellous invention.

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Re: spelling mistake

Shirely you mean..... Gash Drive?

ok, ok, i'm leaving....

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some extra info on this

Prices were cheaper last week but they've since stuck them up..

It's not very robust apparently as it's only designed to used on average once a month..

/gets coat

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Jammy dodger

It's bloody ridiculous. Period.

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Flash, but no Camera?

Plus who ever only carries one of these things.

"I was a data mule for Wiki...um...leaks"

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Re: Flash, but no Camera?

That will be in the v2 product, which will be conveniently shaped like a large phalic "massager"

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For us guys...

For us guys, how about a USB drive that looks like a Fleshlight?

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My wife (and all my other female friends) thank you. For giving the TSA an excuse to go poking around, looking for things in places that would have otherwise been left alone.

You don't think the criminal element doesn't already know about and make use of this (and other) orifices? Now they've got an excuse to go probing the general public.

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general what?

"Now they've got an excuse to go probing the general public."

is that a typo? :-)

PS. Imagine seeing 2nd-hand ones for sale on e-bay - any takers?

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> PS. Imagine seeing 2nd-hand ones for sale on e-bay - any takers?

That depends on where the USB ..er "device", was inserted to?

I can already see a vending machine opportunity for used USB devices in Japan...

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Use case?

What is the use case for this?

If you want to hide data, carry a standard micro-SD to USB adapter, with a card in it full of innocuous data.

Place microSD with interesting stuff under a fake fingernail.

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A brilliant idea......

Except that this is built to encourage (data) leakage.....

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So....

What's the upload speed?

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see also iPad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskbO1k9VO0

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