Global Geek Shenzhen: Custom USB flash drives

in Global Geek, USB by Sjaak | 5 comments

Shenzhen is well known for locally produced and customized technology. From custom cell phones to personalized push buttons, you can find it in Hua Qiang Bei.

Sjaak found a building that consists entirely of USB flash disk sellers. There’s a huge selection of colorful silicone housing. Just pick one and the dealer pops a 4 or 8 gig flash drive inside.

Here’s just a sampling of the case options from one vendor. Too many designs to choose from! Most shops had over a hundred designs. When you buy one, the seller ‘assembles’ your disk on the spot.┬áThe price was 40 RMB ($7) for 8 gig. We actually checked the disk and it was indeed 8 gig.

No androids were harmed during the making of this blog post!

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  1. Eliot says:

    Please make that a giveaway :D

  2. Drone says:

    The girl in the striped shirt on the left looks terrifically bored and disgusted!

    • Sjaak says:

      Most of the people behind the counters live there. They eat, sleep, watch movies, etc behind it. When there is a customer (with a big camera) they pop up :) Sometimes this will result in pictures like this.

      Most people are very nice when you talk to them.

  3. navid says:


    please send me your address in shenzhene


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