I have about 10 flash drives floating around my life. And by life, I mean my apartment, desk at home, desk at work, various handbags, etc. Even though I know where they all are, it would be even more awesome if I could keep track of them easily. Enter into my life the Memory on Hand band.
As you can see, its pretty much a band, like those you wear for your favorite charity. The difference is that this band opens to reveal a 2GB memory drive. The idea is the brainchild of Andrew Kitzenberg. He started the company in 2009 when he was an undergraduate senior at Babson College. This is one of those products that makes me feel stupid for not thinking of it before. I mean, its so simple. In fact, its so easy, I doubted it. I started coming up with reasons it can’t be that simple. I was sure the band was flimsy and that the drive didn’t sit snugly enough into the bracelet, opening the door for you to possibly losing your information when it falls off without you noticing. I decided to try it out myself.
I already wear 2 bands: one is for Darfur and the other is for Gay Rights. The Memory on Hand band blended in seamlessly. I wore it for 2 days and it didn’t slip once. It stayed on perfectly all day and isn’t so heavy that the drive part slides to the bottom of the wrist, slamming on things. I actually felt pretty secure trusting my information to my wrist. The only thing I want to note is that it is easy to forget you’re wearing information on your wrist when it comes time to wash your hands. I usually don’t think twice about water with my other bands but had to take this one off.
This band is perfect for kids. It doesn’t look the least bit nerdy but is easy for them to remember when heading out to school. I also think it would be great for teachers. Its a great back to school item, come August.
The band is available on their site for only $19.95. They come in all sorts of fun colors and really cool designs. To get one yourself, click here.
Company sent sample for review.