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Brushed Aluminum Flash Drive

Photographer Flash Drive
Brushed Aluminum

 

FEATURES

Our Brushed Aluminum model is a plastic housing with brushed aluminum plate finish. It presents a more technical and elegant feel, has a cap and a  loop for lanyard attachment.

This model can be printed on both sides, either in spot colors as you see here or in full color.

The housing of this drive comes in several common colors and with the exception of the black housing, is made of see-through plastic.

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This model is available in capacities from 128MB to 256GB and is also available in high speed USB 3.0.

We offer data loading services to pre-load your data on your drives and can load and ship as fast as 1 business day.

 

PRINTING TEMPLATE

Brushed Aluminum Print Template
Brushed Aluminum Print Template

 

MECHANICALS

  • Dimension 68 x 22 x 9mm
  • Print area: Front: 30 x 12mm /Back: 38 x 12mm
  • Material: Brushed Aluminum; Plastic

 

OPERATION

  • Operating Systems: Windows / Mac
  • Available in USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Allows for quick and easy transfer of all content

Wristband Flash Drive

Wristband Promotional Thumb Drive

 

FEATURES

Our Wristband model is a flexible rubber that can be printed on in spot colors only.  It can be affixed around the wrist and holds firm until the user takes it off for use.

This drive comes in several common colors to match your design needs.

Wristband Common Colors

 

This model is available in capacities from 1GB to 256GB and is also available in high speed USB 3.0.

We offer data loading services to pre-load your data on your drives and can load and ship as fast as 1 business day.

 

PRINT TEMPLATE

Wristband Custom USB Template

MECHANICALS

  • Dimension 205 x 17 x 7mm
  • Print area: Head: 24 x 15mm /Body: 140 x 12mm
  • Material: Rubber

 

OPERATION

  • Operating Systems: Windows / Mac
  • Available in USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Allows for quick and easy transfer of all content

 

Purchase this drive online or contact a customer care member now.

 

 

Swivel Flash Drive

Swivel Model Flash Drive
Swivel Model Flash Drive

 

FEATURES:

Our Swivel model has a sturdy metal swivel with a solid unbreak-able loop for keychain or lanyard attachment. This drive is cap-less, for those concerned with losing the cap.

This model can be printed on both sides, either in spot colors or in full color.
The housing of this drive comes in several common colors or it can be toned to a specific pantone color.

This model is available in capacities from 128MB to 256GB and is also available in high speed USB 3.0.

We offer data loading services to pre-load your data on your drives and can load and ship as fast as 1 business day.

 

MECHANICALS

  • Dimension 59 x 20 x 11mm
  • Print area: 25 x 13mm
  • Material: Aluminum; Plastic

 

OPERATION

  • Operating Systems: Windows / Mac
  • Available in USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • Allows for quick and easy transfer of all content

 

PRINTING TEMPLATE

Swivel USB Print Template
Swivel USB Print Template

 

A Thumb Drive is a Great Wedding gift give-away

As flash memory technology has evolved, its uses have ranged from media storage, business, sharing files, and now – weddings.

Many couples have incorporated custom USB flash drives into their weddings by offering them as favors to guests. The uniqueness of using flash drives as favors extends into many possibilities that aren’t possible with other traditional favors.

A photo or video keepsake or message from the Bride and Groom
Flash drive wedding favors are a great way to give guests a memorable keepsake of your important day. Engagement photos, a video or a personal message can be loaded on the drive when its created.

The names of the bride and groom, along with any dates or other text, can be printed on the custom flash drives. Many styles are also an option, from vintage wood types, to contemporary metal or even card-sized drives. Packaging can be printed with the bride and grooms name and configured to match the colors of the couple or of the flash drive.

Attendees can capture photo and video right at the Event using the smartphone flash drive
Some couples have found that outfitting their custom flash drive with a dual OTG connector, allowing the drives to be used with Android smartphones or tablets, have been a great way to get guests to take photos and videos and save them onto the flash drives. The flash drives can either be left at the wedding, so the new couple can enjoy the pictures taken at the event, or can be taken home with the guests.

Incorporating flash drives as a part of your wedding can be a memorable and long-lasting gift to your guests, reminding them of your special day every time they use the flash drive. Our product experts are knowledgeable in the different data capacities, styles and packaging that flash drives can be configured in, and can help you select the perfect combination for your special day. Contact a specialist today to get started on your wedding favor flash drives and get a free mock up of the design!

Why purchase Swivel Custom Flash Drives from Qualitas:

Besides having the most superior grade components in the field, Qualitas superior customer service and product expertise. We make it easy by having a fully automated online ordering and cart system so you can purchase and re-order your custom product with just a few mouse clicks. In short…We make it Easy!
Need answers right now?…chat live or order online.

Top 5 best Custom USB Flash Drives for Promotional Use

Undoubtedly marketing and promotion managers want to pick the most valuable tools for marketing their companies products and services. If they can match their brand’s look and feel with the needs of their clients, they will improve their success rate. For those who need custom printed and data loaded flash drives, the choice usually comes down to a few favorites that represent 80% of all of the promotional flash drives we sell.

#5 Coming in at number 5 is the Brushed Aluminum flash drive – This drive provides a technical and elegant look and feel, and seems to be most popular for artists, photographers, and creatives in the technical field. Architectural Concept drawing and layouts, medical drawing, medical equipment, etc.

Brushed Aluminum
Brushed Aluminum

 

#4 Sleek Model USB –  This drive has a toyish look to it. It has a very sturdy loop for a lanyard and appeals to a broad range of clientele. The look is achieved because it is all plastic. This drive comes in many common colors or can be toned to a specific pantone color. If your clientele appeal is less serious and a bit playful, this is the drive for you.

#4 Sleek
Sleek

 

#3 Smooth Model Custom USB – This drive is a fusion between #5 and #4. It can be toned to any pantone color and is mostly plastic, but has some chrome and harder edges to give it a more mature and slightly more technical appeal than the Sleek model. It also had a very sturdy loop for lanyard or keychain.

#3 Smooth
Smooth

 

#2 My personal favorite, the Credit Card custom printed flash drive – This drive is excellent for distributing data, tutorials or instructional software, etc along with literature or a book. It has a very slim profile and can be inserted into a clear adhesive sleeve that can be securely affixed to any book or literature. The card can then be easily slid out of the sleeve and replaced back, or carried in a users wallet. This custom USB drive can be printed in very high quality full color bleed on both sides. It is a wonderful presentation and is extremely sturdy, even if kept in the toughest wallets.

#2 Credit Card Flash Drive
Credit Card Flash Drive

 

#1 And of course, the number 1 custom USB stick for promotion is the Swivel Model – This one is simple, the cap-less feature appeals to most and it can be toned to any custom color and is by far the most cost effective drive on the market. The swivel clip is brushed steel so the loop for keychain or lanyard is unbreakable. This drive is simple, cost effective and practical.

#1 Swivel
Swivel

 

All of the above drives are available in capacities from 1GB to 256GB and #5,4,3 and 1 can be configured as small as 64MB for small data distribution needs and very low cost.

Qualitas can pre-load your data as quick as 1 business day before shipping from our domestic facility in San Francisco.

Why purchase Promotional Custom Flash Drives from Qualitas:

Besides having the most superior grade components in the field, Qualitas superior customer service and product expertise.

 

Contact us to start your own custom USB project at [email protected] or give us a call at : (415) 964-5023

Request a quote from our online configure and quote tool here:

 

How a Promotional Flash Drive can Dramatically Enhance your Marketing Message

Promotional giveaways are an effective and useful way for companies to make an impression on potential and current customers. Many business summits, tradeshows or meetings are places that companies are known to bring promo goods to create brand awareness and establish goodwill with other people.

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Among the typical promo giveaways are shirts, bags, mousepads and stationary – all branded with a company logo. But one type of product many businesses have found a lot of popularity in using for promotional items are USB flash drives.

Instant Data Access vs. Printed materials – Flash drives are perhaps one of the most effective, long-lasting and useful types of promotional giveaways a company can provide. Rather than pen or paperpads that run out, shirts that may or may not fit, or bags that may or may not be the style a person wants – flash drives are widely used in storing data and are very useful in the business world.

Keeping your brand at the forefront of your clients mind –  Putting your logo on a custom flash drive is a surefire way to make your brand known among business circles, and every time someone uses your flash drive, they’ll be reminded of your company. Since flash drives have everyday uses, having your logo prominent on the flash drive is an easy way to get your brand readily visible.

For Data and Marketing Material Distribution – Flash drives are also a great way to spread information about your company. Data can be preloaded onto a flash drive and can be viewable upon loading the flash drive onto a computer. Depending on the data capacity of the flash drive, photos, videos, PDFs and other documents can be loaded and made available to all clients you give the flash drive to.


In the sea of booths at trade-shows or industry events, a USB flash drive is an easy way to make sure your company and brand are remembered. With so many different styles of flash drives available, making a flash drive that is contemporary and professionally appealing is easy. Our product experts have all the knowledge to pair the perfect style and configuration with your needs.  See our Promotional USB Flash Drive page here:

Why purchase Promotional Custom Flash Drives from Qualitas:

Besides having the most superior grade components in the field, Qualitas superior customer service and product expertise. We make it easy by having a fully automated online ordering and cart system so you can purchase and re-order your custom product with just a few mouse clicks. In short…We make it Easy!
Need answers right now?…chat live or order online.
 

Why Chose the Swivel Style USB Flash Drive

Undoubtedly the most popular custom printed flash drive is the swivel model. The swivel model, sometimes named twister or revolution, is widely sold by many flash drive manufacturers.
This drive garners such accolades because of several key features that make it attractive to most buyers for various applications.

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Most Popular Features:

It’s the most cost effective. It mass popularity as a high volume seller makes this custom USB housing the lowest cost due to economies of scale. The housing of the body can easily be toned to any specific pantone color and the swivel on the drive means there is not cap to lose. The swivel is also steel with a loop for a lanyard. Where other flash drives may fall short with a plastic loop that breaks, this swivel drive is sturdy and can tolerate even the most rugged key rings and chains without breaking. This drive can also be data pre-loaded with all of your marketing or programming data.

Component Quality:

Only work with an Expert who can guarantee the specs of the components.  Here is where Qualitas stands out in a crowd. We provide the same nice looking housing and other features described above. When it comes to component quality, however, we stand alone. Most add specialty companies sell whats called “Promo Grade” memory. In short, write/read speeds of 2/8 MBs. Usually the use cheap controllers from second tier manufactures and specify the same for their NAND. Most promo grade NAND is vastly inferior quality. Our most cost effective NAND we specify is a minimum of 5/15 write read speed and we only MLC NAND or better from the 4 top tier suppliers, Samsung, Toshiba, Intel or Hynix. Qualitas is fully transparent on all of our invoice with the speed and quality of the components in the housing. We also offer data pre-loading services right here in our San Francisco facility for those who need it fast and cannot wait for an overseas supplier to ship.

Why the Swivel Flash Drive:

From a business perspective it has everything you need for promotion or data delivery. Low cost and reliably built. A cost effective, quality solution for making every custom USB drive project a success. With this drive you can hand deliver your electronic materials such as brochures, pictures and videos. With its customization, your swivel drive can be built to reflect your brand and keep your products at the top of your clients mind.

Why purchase Swivel Custom Flash Drives from Qualitas:

Besides having the most superior grade components in the field, Qualitas superior customer service and product expertise. We make it easy by having a fully automated online ordering and cart system so you can purchase and re-order your custom product with just a few mouse clicks. In short…We make it Easy!
Need answers right now?…chat live or order online.

Choose USB 3.0 flash drives for the faster transfer speeds for your Custom USBs

Radically transforming how information is transmitted, USB connectivity has evolved to the point of being the fastest method of data transfer. With the blue colored ports and jacks of USB 3.0 spreading into mainstream use, utilizing the fast transfer rates of USB 3.0 in custom flash drives is a powerful option in choosing how to build your flash drive project.

As big computer manufacturers like HP, Dell, Apple, Toshiba and Sony are producing computers standard with USB 3.0 ports, suppliers of data transfer equipment have been employing the medium as the preferred method of transferring data – over Firewire and Thunderbolt technologies.

Equipping flash drives with USB 3.0 can increase read speeds up to 200 megabits per second. Not only is this valuable in quickly getting data off your removable storage, but for professionals in the media transfer business (like photographers, videographers or musicians), having access to quick data transfer speeds can increase the efficiency of their work.

Give your clients the quickest read and write speed available

Promotional USB flash drives that utilize USB 3.0 also make a big impression on clients. Custom flash drives are a great way to market your business and brand your image, and using USB 3.0 drives can add a modern and contemporary feel to your product.

One of the best parts about choosing USB 3.0 equipped drives is the backwards compatibility factor; USB 3.0 drives can be used on USB 2.0 ports. Though there is no speed increase when a USB 3.0 drive is plugged into a USB 2.0 port, having a drive with USB 3.0 technology takes into account clients who use newer computers that are equipped with 3.0 technology and can reap the faster read and write speeds – without alienating those with USB 2.0 equipped computers.

As industries have been transitioning their technology standards to USB 3.0, loading your flash drives with the faster data transfer connectivity will ensure those drives stay technologically up-to-date for years to come.

For applications where data must be readily available, USB 3.0 is the fastest and most technologically modern method to go with.

The experts at Qualitas in San Francisco are knowledgeable and well-versed in outfitting custom flash drive with USB 3.0.

 

Dual Custom OTG Flash Drives – Bridge the Gap Between Mobile and Desktop

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More than ever, people are relying on their tablets and smartphones for entertainment, business and everyday-use. Desktop computers still play a central role in unifying all these gadgets, but the need to access information from tablets and phones are increasing everyday.

As the role of technology changes, flash drives have as well.  –

USB on-the-go (OTG) has been implemented with flash memory, allowing flash drives to be hooked up to an Android smartphone or tablet, as well as a computer via USB. The result are dual-sided flash drives with a mini-USB connector on one end and a standard USB on the other.

This enables users the ability to transfer data between their tablet or smartphone and computer. Ever run out of space on your phone, but don’t want to lose precious photos or video? A dual OTG flash drive can be the necessary tool to free up space on your phone while securing your data.

Fast Data Transfers On the Go for Professionals –

Media professionals on the go know that being able to quickly offload data while on shoots or assignments is crucial. Dual OTG flash drives are the perfect way to maximize your backpacks arsenal of tools.

Consumer Use is Expanding Rapidly –

Dual OTG flash drives have everyday use among consumers as well. Whether you’re at a wedding, out with friends, at a party or just collecting photos or videos, having a dual OTG flash drive the gadget that lets you keep on shooting while on the go.

As a promotional item –

Dual OTG flash drives can be designed with a company logo or name and offered as an alternative to the traditional flash drive. The contemporary features of dual OTG flash drives are an easy way to make an impression among the rest at trade shows, business summits and with your employees.

The product experts at Qualitas are well-versed in dual OTG flash drives and the various styles and parameters of assembling them. Talk to a product manager today to get your custom flash drive project started and get a free mock up with your logo.

Need answers right now?…chat live or order online.

Use custom usb flash drives to brand yourself and market your business

Popular Types of Custom Branded Flash Drives

 

Credit Card Custom USB Flash Drive  Mini Custom Printed Flash drive with data

Entrepreneurs, business owners and self-employed freelancers understand the importance of branding themselves. For photographers, wedding videographers, media freelancers, and anybody that transfers media for a living, custom media storage – like USB flash drives – is one of the most effective areas to brand oneself.

When looking to deliver digital content to clients, many professionals choose online file transfer or optical media. Though convenient much of the time, online file transfers can be bogged down by varying Internet speeds and lack the personal touch. DVDs and CDs are tried and true transfer media, but are often restricted by smaller storage capacity, and don’t have nearly the same storage life as flash memory.

Custom tailor flash drives to your business

Because of their customizability, USB flash drives have quickly become one of the most effective ways for professionals to deliver digital media to their clients, as well as stand out and brand themselves.

High quality flash drives come in a multitude of casings and packages: custom wooden or steel cases and housing, wristband and credit card-sized styles, and can even include a micro-USB port for smartphone connectivity.

Flash drive capacities can be specified for any particular application – like transferring large video files or heavy amount of photos – and printed with the company’s logo and colors.

Be remembered as contemporary and innovative

Dual OTG Swivel - Printed Flash Drive  Dual OTG Twin - Promotional Flash Drive for Android

Rugged flash memory technology can have a massive effect on the way a client experiences your services, and customizing flash drives to serve as a business card for your services becomes a tool customers remember you by.

Delivering content to your clients in flash drive form sends a professional image, while giving the client a reusable and helpful tool that displays your brand.

When selecting custom flash drives for you or your business, having a knowledgeable source to help you select the highest quality materials and fit them to a custom branded product is paramount.

The experts at Qualitas are available to help you design a high quality flash drive that brands your company. Call a project manager  at (866) 215-2757 or contact us online to find out how we can help you build a timely and quality product for your business.