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Speaking of neat watches...

I remember a while back someone talking about carrying around a USB fob for storing secure data. Well here's one that's much easier to carry around. I don't know if this will make you look like more or less of a geek.

Disclaimer: I get no money from sales and am not affiliated with the manufacturer of the watch, ThinkGeek, or even JoS in any way.
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Hmmm. They have a pen too When are we getting USB brains?
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Bluetooth brains rather...
Thursday, January 15, 2004

My brain would work across an RS-232 cable.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

a friend of mine has this. The problem with it is (other than the fact that it is UGLY). that the ideal stuff to put in this watch would be crap like one's checking account and credit card numbers, etc. but you can't get at it anyway without plugging in to your computer.

he did find one very good use for it, he keeps a VPN client for the corporate network on it.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

I have seen a few comments on Slashdot regarding how xyz Linux distro could actually boot from it...

No, I haven't a clue which one, or how.

Greg Hurlman
Thursday, January 15, 2004

You could store things like your knoppix profile on it... wear that and carry a knoppix cd and every machine you come to is a personalised workstation!

Andrew Cherry
Thursday, January 15, 2004

What we want is a USB bootstrap so the metaphor really will have come full circle.

Stephen Jones
Thursday, January 15, 2004

These theads reminded me of those cool Fossil watches being developed that ran the Palm OS.  Unfortunately, it looks like that was vaporware...

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Great, so when the flash drive gets hit by cosmic rays and craps out, I'm out a watch, too?

Besides, this one is much prettier:

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, January 16, 2004

Yes, and just as geeky... Though you'll have to adjust to telling time on a 24 hour watch with no minute hand. This one is definately for people who have a more lax, celestial view of time.
Saturday, January 17, 2004

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