to be precise
the tool only has a 1000x capacity improvement if it holds 1000x as many knives as well
Victorinox is making a Swiss Army penknife with a 1TB USB stick inside it, claiming it's the world's highest USB stick capacity. It's being shown at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. You can either buy the stick on its own – the airline-friendly version swings out from a standard-looking Swiss Army penknife container, coloured red or …
I dunno about that. The data's mostly just text, so even in a council area with as many as 500k citizens (rare, maybe nonexistent), each cit gets 2MB. You can get a lot of text in that, and probably leave room for a passport photo.
Of course, it's probably naiive to think the actual records are as space-efficient as that. Scans of paper documents, bloated MSO docs, gawd knows. Just saying they *could* squeeze your "life" into a lot less...
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Are you kidding, the TSA won't let you on a plane with a cartoon picture of a gun on your shirt, they would go crazy and you would be getting tazered. I'm betting they would say something like "it could scare passengers because it looks like a knife" and take it from you, and then you would see it on e-bay later that night.
I've come across two forms of data use massive amounts of space, Video and Serious CAD.
Its easy to capture a huge amount of data when filming in HD this is the perfect mobile backup for someone who films and travels alot.
Or a ideal for a frequent fliers mobile film collection for playback on pad type device.
Alternatively Now its easy to post those CAD schematics and CNC Files...
That would be an awful lot of voicemails or taped conversations.
Imagine all of those reality stars, (Kim K, Paris, Nicole R. etc ...) All of the reality star wantabes, and you would still have room for your daily work.
1TB is pretty massive.
How long would it take for a TSA agent to take a dump of the data and return the fob back to you?
1TB Flash disk; I have never seen one at all, let alone this small, let alone attached to an LCD, let alone attached in a knife. I think they did the picture up to get free press, this is the 3rd tech site to show it. I mean is the screen running on, solar, some watch batteries?
I call fake.
Ever heard of e-ink?
My Swiss Army Knife has a little LED lamp on it (so I can see who I'm stabbing with the 2" blade I suppose), this has a tiny battery, just like you find in those new fangled quartz watches.
Combine the e-ink that only uses power during a refresh, and a lithium cell and your display would work for ever.
The only way I can think of successfully getting that through security with that is if you travel with an infant as they'll be too busy making you chuck out the baby food and milk and waking the poor kid up to take an interest in the USB stick.
Yes, I am talking about the version without the pointy bits. Never misunderestimate the IQ of a jobsworth airport worker.
Why not just make it into a tie clasp and wear it past TSA goon squad... Oh, wait, you havea to remove all metal from your person... All right, just make sure they see you take it off your necktie before you place it in the tray. Half of the TSA bots probably wouldn't know what a memory stick is anyhow.
forget it, it's wine o'clock somewhere and El Reg won't give me a wine glass.
That's a knife http://www.thegreenhead.com/2007/10/giant-swiss-army-knife.php
As for people asking why put a USB drive in a swiss army knife, it's not like it's anything new. Witness: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorinox-Secure-8GB-fingerprint-security/dp/B003FVEPTI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326130737&sr=8-2
A testament to the human spirit, but how the fuck am I supposed to actually hold it?
I love the idea of trying to wield this thing while using the, for example:
Fine fork for watch spring bars
Golf divot repair tool
The only reason I'd take that thing camping with me is to shelter under it if the tent blew away!
Lastly: All that lot yet they seem to have left out the thing for getting the stones out of horses' hooves?
I've had the electronics on USB sticks fail. At which time the soldered on memory chip/s become inaccessible. At those capacities the drives would be used by many as a backup device. A far better solution would be a USB thumb drive adapter with replaceable SD cards of that higher capacity..
Wrt the posters saying its weight will break USB ports, I've used the 64MB and the 2GB version of this, it's a pretty small knife, nowhere near heavy enough to damage a port on a normal laptop.
For flights, the stick does unclip if you're going hand luggage only, or need it in a flight with the knife in your check in luggage.
And the smaller capacity versions do have the unusable nail file, which does make a reasonable screwdriver for smalllhead screws.
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