Brando 512MB USB Flash Drive Laser Pen

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The item I am going to talk about today has quickly become one of my favorite
gadgets; not only because it feeds my inner secret agent fantasies, but also
because it has proven to be very useful and handy to own. At first glance, the

512MB USB Flash Drive Laser Pen
looks similar to any other fat barreled
writing implement – with the exception of a small silver toned button next to
the clip.

Hidden inside this multi-segmented pen are several features that make it a
handy tool for almost everyone. Let’s take a look…




  • 3 in 1 functions: data storage, memo taking and laser pointer
  • 512MB flash memory
  • Mobile data storage and exchange
  • Easy to view, edit, and copy files
  • Shockproof and electromagnetic wave protection
  • Convenient for data-carrying
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Low power consumption
  • Long working life
  • High durability
  • USB powered
  • Plug-and-play
  • Support Windows 98/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.X or above
  • Included in the package are the USB Flash Drive Laser Pen, a driver CD and a
    User Guide. The USB Flash Drive Laser Pen is available in black, white and
    silver. Measuring 5.55" inches long by 0.64" at its widest barrel point, it
    weighs 1.6 ounces.

    In hand, the pen feels substantial, nicely weighted on the rear end, and it
    balances comfortably in the crook between the user’s thumb and pointer.

    As you’ve probably noticed, there are various segments in the pen’s black
    plastic body that are bisected by bands of silver. The first band unscrews to
    reveal a USB plug that is attached to a 512MB flash drive.

    When plugged into a PC, the pen will show up as a generic drive; I changed
    the name on mine so it would be easily recognized amongst the others.

    One of the many uses I have found for this drive is the transfer of files
    between my desktop computer and the XP portion of the
    DualCor cPC. One of the unexpected
    benefits I found was the ability to move files directly to the WM5 portion…I
    have never before been able to do that. I recently purchased some eReader books
    which I was able to transfer directly from my main desktop to the pen drive, and
    then from the pen drive directly into WM5 through the File Manager. <insert big
    self-satisfied grin here>

    When opened, the next section of the pen reveals two CR1220 batteries

    … which power the built in laser pointer.

    Of course, the USB Flash Drive Pen is also a writing pen, the point of which
    is activated when the silver tip is rotated counter-clockwise; the included pen
    cartridge is a medium black ink.

    The silver tip pulls out for easy refill changes. I put in an order with
    PDA Panache for one of their
    multi-pen stylus
    . I don’t think it will fit perfectly out of the box, but if I can
    modify it to work in the place of the ballpoint refill, then this pen will be
    perfection – at least for my needs.

    So there you have it: this pen includes a handy USB flash drive in a generous
    amount, a comfortable writing pen, and a laser pointer for those that need one.
    As if that weren’t enough, its price makes it the perfect gift idea for college
    students, co-workers or geeky spouses. Because it is so multi-talented, the

    512MB USB Flash Drive Laser Pen
    has earned a permanent spot in my gear bag.


    Product Information

    Manufacturer:Brando USB
    Retailer:Brando USB
    • Two CR1220 batteries (included)
    • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.X or above
    • Inexpensive
    • Built-in USB 512MB Flash Drive
    • Comfortable to hold
    • Built-in laser pointer
    • Plug & Play
    • None

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    2. I inadvertently opened the battery compartment. Any ideas as to how the batteries go back? I tried what I thought was right, but the laser pointer did not work. It did work before I opened it. Oops.

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