In fact, some of the products I’m about to discuss could be shocking, but only if they were taken apart. So yes, the title was a cheap ploy to gain your attention, but if you don’t know about and use electronic promotional products, that’s shocking. Because shocking promotional products are electric.

Electronic specialty products, used as promotional items, are some of the most useful and longest retained products any organization can share with customers, prospects, and employees. If you displayed a table of promotional products, at an event, and offered free web keys, power packs, and flash drives, as well as traditional promotional products, which do you think would go first?

Flash Drives

USB drives aren’t a flash in the pan. They’ve been primarily used to transfer or store files. However, with increased storage capacity of hard drives, and other avenues available for data storage, the need for portable repositories is less critical. So, does this mean flash drives have outlived their usefulness? No — the versatility of these devices is only now being realized.

Other Uses for Flash Drives

Store portable apps – Games, productivity software, image editing, and communication apps—the list is endless.

Data retrieval and computer revival – Clean a virus infested computer, store anti-virus software, create your own privacy tool kit, or encrypt sensitive data on a drive. How to Geek – Getting Started with TrueCrypt.

Back up data – Use drives to store emergency information.

Save space on your hard drive – Increase the efficiency and speed of your computer by reducing hard drive stored data.

Install and run entire operating systems –Want to test drive the latest version of windows? Do it from a USB.

USB Drives are a Flashy Promotional Product

The examples listed above are only a few of the many uses for USB drives. Everyone from self-professed computer geeks to CEO’s use flash drives. They aren’t an outdated item — they’re ahead of the field. According to ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute), 58% of US consumers own at least one promotional USB drive. ASI says, “Younger consumers are more likely to own a promo USB drive than their older counterparts. If you want to target younger prospects and give them something useful, they’ll carry on their key chain, in fact, a flash drive may be your best bet.”

“According to a study conducted by ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) USB’s every demographic uses USB’s. 50% of men surveyed, while 30 % of women owned at least one flash drive. In our household my wife far outdistances me in USB ownership. Ownership by age breaks down as follows:

  • 18 – 24 60%
  • 25 – 34 51 %
  • 35 – 44 48 %
  • 45 – 54 39 %
  • 55 + 37 %”

— Don’t Forget About Flash Drives as Promotional Products

Power Packs

These devices charge most electronic devices adding 12 hours or more of usability to electronics. Because they’re pocket-sized, portable, and lightweight, they’re becoming nearly indispensable for travel. Furthermore, every time a client plugs in their phone, tablet, or laptop, it’s an opportunity for organizations to brand. Because power packs have plenty of space to share logos and calls to action.

What is a Power Bank?

A power bank is an encased battery that can be charged and then used to recharge devices. Power banks are available in different levels of mAh (Milliamp hours.) Which is how battery life is measured and in various levels of (V) Voltage. For example, an I phone six charges at a mAh level of 2915 mAh, therefore a power bank to fully change the phone would need to be 2915 mAh or above.

Banks come in standard voltage from 5V to 20V. To charge a larger device, such as a laptop, check the voltage rating on the adapter. So, be sure to choose a power bank that fits the needs of the device.

“Power banks charge phones, tablets, laptops, portable speakers, cameras, MP3 players, and more. They’re versatile, useful, and appreciated, and that makes a power bank a great choice for an advertising specialty product. If you’d like to check out a few power banks and their cost go here, Power Banks, I promise you’ll get a charge out of it.” — You Can Bank on a Power Bank.


Imagine promotional how-to videos, white papers, specifications, and catalogs already for customers in one easy to use and convenient location. Because any and all literature pertinent to a client’s needs can be shared in this highly accessible format. Therefore, attaching web keys to collateral material is the perfect company showcase.

“Although the Universal Serial Bus Webkey looks just like a USB flash drive that you might plug into your computer for storing or transporting files, the device performs a completely different function. Inserting a USB Webkey into a free port on your computer automatically launches your Web browser on a predefined Web page.” — How does a USB webkey work?

Charge Up Promotions with Shocking Promotional Products 

Any electronic device is a potential promotional product as well as associated accessories, such as tablet and phone stands, microfiber cleaning cloths, or smartphone cases. There’s electricity in the air around specialty products. Shock waves of change are trending in the promotional product industry. It’s a new era, and it’s time to join in and spark appreciation from customers with electronic products they’ll use and enjoy. So, if you’d like to learn more, we’d be happy to share what’s new in electronic promotional products. At no charge! If we can answer any questions, Contact UsBecause if you had a question and didn’t ask that would be shocking.