I Give You The … (USB) Finger

Prosthesis USB Finger

Prosthesis USB Finger

Have you heard of all the USB products out there?  USB warming slippers, USB warming kneepads, USB warming mice, USB warming gloves, USB Ionic Air Purifiers and even USB-heated shawls.  There’s so much of innovation going on in the USB market, it’s impossible to expect anyone to keep up with the latest twist on these truly universal devices.  No longer does the USB of yore just enable one to Plug and Play, transfer/save data and media files and conveniently hang around one’s neck for instant access in case a USB-enabled PC lies within reach.

Now the newest, most innovative and a bit creepy twist to the USB comes from Finland, where a Finn whose finger was finished in an accident found that a faux finger fashioned by his physicians functioned fully as a removable storage device.  Here’s Jerry Jalava’s story from the Telegraph.co.uk.

Using a traditional prosthetic finger Jerry has been able embed a ‘USB key’ – like the ones used in traditional flash drives – giving him the world’s only two gigabyte finger.  The finger is not permanently attached to his hand meaning it can be removed when plugged into a computer.

“It is not attached permanently in to my body, it is a removable prosthetic which has USB memorystick inside it,” said Jerry.

USB Finger in Laptop1

USB Finger in Laptop1

USB Finger in Laptop2

USB Finger in Laptop2

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8 Responses to“I Give You The … (USB) Finger”

  1. August 11, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    we always use air purifiers at home since we live in a polluted place ‘

  2. September 30, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    we always use air purifier at home because our baby is allergic:’*

  3. Denny Mathews
    September 30, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Are you talking about: http://www.airpurifierstoday.com/ioncare-usb-air-purifier.html?

    What are your thoughts on it?

  4. October 26, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    air purifiers would be a necessity if you have kids that are sensitive to pollen and dust:;;

  5. Denny Mathews
    October 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Thank you for the comment.

    Yes, @Health Juice. I believe that they are a necessity. A pediatrician told me that we should try to expose our kids to small amounts of pollen or dust to help build their immune system. Otherwise, as they grow older, it would become much harder for them when they’re outside. I see their reasoning but I wanted to hear your views on it.

  6. November 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    we always use air purifier in the room of our babies, air purifier keep air pollutants out ~

  7. September 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I wanted details concerning this on Aol and found your document. I found it to be nice and clear. Thanks a lot

  8. Denny Mathews
    December 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Thanks @Algernon. Your comments are much appreciated.

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