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Ok, I know there are computer mice with built in flash drives, but those can't store very much information, and if they could they would be ridiculously expensive.
My idea is to have a computer mouse with a mini hard drive built into it, it could come in anywhere from 4 gigabytes up to 80GB (or even
more in the future) like Apple has in their iPod Video. With this you could carry all the files you need (and want) with you, and you could hook it up to any computer (with a USB port).
128MB Mouse Flash Drive
[BJS, Jun 30 2006, last modified Apr 06 2007]
Memory Optical Mini Mouse w/128MB Flash Memory
The other kind of mouse. [BJS, Jun 30 2006]
iPod Hard Drives
come in 4GB, 5GB, 6GB, 8GB, 10GB, 15GB, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, and 120GB. [BJS, Jun 30 2006, last modified Jan 18 2008]
Toshiba's 0.85-inch HDD
is set to bring multi-gigabyte capacities to small, powerful digital products. [BJS, Jun 30 2006]
Toshiba's New 2.5-inch HDD Has World's Highest*1 Areal Density
Company's Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology Achieves 200GB Drive With Only Two Platters. [BJS, Jun 30 2006]
||damn, i came up with this almost a year
ago, but my idea involved using it as a
secure storage device that wouldn't be
stolen when someone is trying to get your
sensitive info. gotta give you a bun.
||I guess a potential problem would be the 'rattle' factor of a mechanical hard-drive ?
||Then again, ipods probably take a beating...
||That shouldn't be a problem.
||Isn't this just consumer advocacy? Make existing device x better?
||Well, they say that one of the major forms of invention is improving older concepts...
||You did say "Like the ipod," as an example, right?