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Windell of EMS Labs writes:

Holy crap– somebody just went and TORE MY FREAKING USB CABLE IN HALF while it was still attached to my laptop!!!

No– wait– sorry. That’s just my USB drive. My bad. Never mind.

How to make a Sawed-off USB Key

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Mark says:

    I know a lot of you (us) are tired of seeing projects where you cram a flash drive into somethign else. But I have to admit I got a chuckle out of this. It reminds me of reading about someone putting a bluetooth headset in the handset of a public phone with a few inches of frayed wire hanging off the end. The result being you look completely insane using it in public.

    Someone at evilmadscientis already voiced the concern I would have about this flash drive that someone walking by might just toss it. It’s one thing to disguise a flash drive as something else, but think twice before making it look like trash. What’s next, flash drive in a used Kleenex?

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