All our hearts now come with chains!

10 April 2015 in

So not only have we vastly improved the quality of our heart shaped flash drives by resdesigning them to eleminate faults, we now offer them with a necklace length chain as standard.

 

We now have a whopping nine different heart flash drives for you to choose from: Silver Diamond, Red Diamond, Pink Diamond, Gold Diamond, Blue Diamond, Plain Silver, Plain Purple, Plain Blue, and Plain Pink! Many come in sizes from 2GB up to a whopping 32GB, so whatever you need your flash drive for, we will have the right capacity for you.

 

All our hearts can be made extra special with our premium packaging options. For an extra £1 you can choose from one of our many premium pouches, and for £1.50 you can have your heart and chain presented in a black gift box - perfect for special occasions like weddings and birthdays.


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Our range of Heart Flash Drives just got even better!

27 March 2015 in

Whilst heart flash drives have been available for some time, they have been prone to design faults. The prongs supporting the USB connector have sometimes meant they cannot be seated fully into a USB port, particularly on Apple Macs. This has caused connection problems, or 'device not recognised' error messages. Unlike other sellers, we have addressed this issue by having our own exclusive design developed, with specially designed prongs that will connect fully into any USB port. These newly developed models are not available from any other seller.

 

We have just received a new batch of black gift boxes, so pick your favourite heart from our range (there are now nine different ones to choose from!) and select Black Gift Box as your packaging option to make it extra special. You can buy from us with confidence as we have ensured that you will always get the best quality product from us.

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Jellyfunk Winter Warm-Up

21 October 2014 in Advertising | Fun | Promotions | stories

We are proud to be sponsoring a gig taking place in our hometown of Eastbourne this weekend featuring Canadian DJ Duo Skiitour.

 

Here at Memory Mates we're proud to support many musicians; you might remember our last blog post about a DJ! Well, this time around we're going even further and are sponsoring a big upcoming music night!

Canadian DJ duo Skiitour are flying in exclusively to perform their only UK date in Memory Mates' hometown Eastbourne, at a retro Ski Wear party by local DJ cartel Jelly Funk. This will be a truly unique experience to witness, and as big fans we just had to offer our support to make this happen. We asked Jelly Funk founder Toby Bryant for a few words:

"There's a great buzz going around Eastbourne about this gig. It really is something I am proud to be hosting which is bringing a lot of people into our town. This has only been possible to do with the help from Memorymates.co.uk who have fully supported this event."

Tickets are selling fast, and no wonder - venue Maxims boasts three floors of quality music for all the lucky guests! Expect a taste of winter magic (with a little help from a snow machine) to get you all pumped up. Better check it out quick before there's no chance!

Advance tickets are £5 / £10 on the door, available from Maxims Bar, 53 South St, Eastbourne. More details can be found on the Event Page on Facebook

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Premium Packaging

13 October 2014 in Advertising | Fun | USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks

 

 

 

Did you know we have lots of premium packaging options for our flash drives? This is something we are rolling out to all our products, and we have  already introduced it to many of our most popular items. Simply look out for the drop down menu on our listings that enables you to choose different packaging!

There are lots of packaging options available across a wide range of our listings:

  • Rope Rose Pouch - A hessian bag with curled rose shape and diamante in the centre.
  • Hessian Pouch - A loose-weave hessian pouch with a rustic charm.
  • Satin Pouch - An organza bag with blue ribbon closure. Available in Blue, Green or Purple.
  • Blue Dotty Pouch - A blue cotton bag with white polkadots.
  • Classic Memory Mates Pouch - A black velvet back emblazoned with the Memory Mates logo. This is free with all listings!

And also, exclusively for our heart listings, we now offer a black gift box. This comes with a foam insert cut especially to fit our sparkly and plain silver hearts, and is either available as an option or as a standalone listing for the 8GB Silver Diamond Heart & Box.

Whatever packaging option you choose, they will all make your Memory Mate looks just that little bit more special!

Launchpad Reading Charity

28 August 2014 in Advertising | Business | stories | USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks

 

Here at Memory Mates we like a success story as much as the next person, so we’re always glad to get positive feedback that our little flash drives are doing well. We’re particularly chuffed this week that we’ve been able to support Reading-based charity Launchpad, so we’re taking the opportunity to promote their cause further. So here’s a few words direct from Launchpad Reading:

“Launchpad provides accommodation and support services for the homeless, and the vulnerable to homelessness, of Reading.  As part of our support services we offer clients literacy, numeracy, ICT sessions as well as 1-2-1 support on writing a CV, job search, completing  application forms and attending interviews.  We wanted to give our clients a memory stick so they could work on and print off their CV wherever they were – library, Launchpad, jobcentre etc.  After some research we decided to buy from Memory Mates.  They were extremely helpful, gave very quick and full responses and delivered on time.  We would be happy to purchase from them next time.”

 

We liked their words so much we put together our own short list of top fun and professional uses for our Memory Mates:

 

  • Pose your memory mate on your desk to liven up the scenery

  • Take your CV or Covering Letter to print off at the library

  • Share pictures from the work party (don’t let your boss catch you!)

  • Backup those all-important school & work files

  • Re-enact film scenes with our novelty range

If you think our drives sound perfect for your company, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Not only can we supply our classic or novelty ranges, we can also arrange for unique engraving and branding! Memory Mates can make a fantastic marketing gift for potential customers, or simply just a little gift for your employees. Our flash drives range from small & light to chunky metallic designs, so there's something for everyone. 

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Fresh in: web keys

13 June 2014 in Branded | Business | Personalised | Promotions | USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks

Have you heard of web keys? Do you know what they are? If you run a business or have something to promote, then they really could be a game changer for you.

When your customers plug in one of your web keys, it will direct them to whatever web address you've loaded on there. You could run a contest, advertise a sale, or simply use them to direct people to your web site. They can link to any valid URL, so you could send customers to an otherwise hidden page on your site for exclusive deals or content

Web keys are a great alternative to a business card as you can have them emblazoned with your logo and send people directly to your web site, facebook page, or any other link of your choosing.

Web keys are small and light, making them ideal for posting out to clients or giving away at trade shows and exhibitions. It's a great way to stand out from the crowd of competition companies overwhelming your potential customers with business cards and flyers, and means you can present a whole lot more information with one tiny product.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to our new Web Key section on our web site and get your business moving!

This time it's personal.

5 June 2014 in Personalised | stories | USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks

 

 

Of all the things you'd expect to have confiscated at airport security, would you ever suspect your Memory Mate flash drives would be one of them? Well that's exactly what happened to Memory Mates customer DJ Adam Cobbsky when he was trying to get through Heathrow security. According to Heathrow's staff, they had to confiscate the casings due to the 'nature of their design'. Thankfully, Adam was able to keep hold of the USB drives themselves and do his gig in Rotterdam.

 

 

We felt for the poor guy, and so in return for his permission to do this little feature on him and his airport woes we offered to send him a new set of casings to replace the ones that were confiscated, complete with personalised engraving. Needless to say, he was delighted!

 

"Absolutely love my Memory Mate gun disks, they look awesome plugged into a pair of Pioneer CDJ2000's, and they've been super reliable. Just don't keep them in your hand luggage when travelling via Heathrow Airport!!"

SkullFuck3r / D4RK 


 

If you would like your very own personalised flash drive or a set, then just get in touch and ask us about it. There is no minimum order quantity, and we offer great deals on larger volume orders. You can engrave any of our metal flash drives, and in the shop section of this web site you can easily spot them as they have a little "Engrave Me!" sign on them!

If you want your own engraved pistol, you check out the listing here.

Flash drives on-the-go!

30 May 2014 in USB Flash Drives | USB Memory Sticks

If, like most people in the modern Western world, you are the owner of a smartphone, then we're about to make your life so much easier. One of the greatest things about smartphones is also one of it's biggest drawbacks; You can take hundreds of photos and videos and save all kinds of data, but often there is not enough storage on the device itself. Some phones and networks offer 'cloud' storage devices, but often you have to pay a monthly premium for it or be stuck with a very small amount of extra space that just isn't worth the effort. 

The image below shows just how much storage capacity your smartphone has. It may look like a lot, but remember that this space is also be taken up with all the apps you install, not just the images and videos you take or music you download. 


 

The fact of the matter is, a lot of us are very reliant on our smartphones, and without a solid means of backing up the important data we keep on them we could find ourselves somewhat stranded in the digital age if our phones should ever give up the ghost.

So, what can you do? Well, thankfully, we at Memory Mates have just the thing to solve this problem. They're called OTG (short for On The Go) Flash Drives and they work exactly the same way as a regular USB stick, except that they have the addition of a micro USB connector on the other side that enables you to plug it in to your smartphone. It can also be used with some tablets, which is a real bonus if you want to write that important document on the go and easily transfer it to your computer when you arrive. Given that almost every smartphone has a mini USB port (they are soon to be compulsory, in fact) and never enough storage, we believe that this is a sorely needed addition to the gadgeting world!


The best news of all is that they are available to buy from our web site right now.

Selfie craze

15 April 2014 in Fun

The craze of the selfie has hit an all time high. Celebrities are posting selfies worth $1 billion, a song called "#Selfie" has made its way into the top 20, and even the Pope is getting involved! What started out as something reserved largely for vain teenage girls, this trend has become a worldwide phenomenon and is a great way to capture special moments. Of course, if you have one of our Power Banks you have three times as much battery power for taking all these marvellous selfies, but you knew that already. You could also then import all of those onto one of your Memory Mate flash drives, right?! OK, enough shamless plugs.

So, with the craze seemingly at its height, what else can possibly top the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie or the First Papal selfie? Astronaut selfies. 

Here at Memory Mates we obviously like to keep our fingers on the pulse when it comes to technology and trends, so we were keen to share the incredible astronaut selfies with you to perk up your day! Some of these astronauts were so ahead of their time, they were taking selfies in space before we even had a name for them.

Enjoy!

JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide takes a self-portrait during Expedition 32 in September 2012. “Visible in this outworldly assemblage is the Sun, the Earth, two portions of a robotic arm, an astronaut’s spacesuit, the deep darkness of space, and the unusual camera taking the picture,” NASA wrote. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Apollo 12′s Pete Conrad is visible in the helmet of crewmate Al Bean during their moon landing in November 1969. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Expedition 15 crewmember and NASA astronaut Clay Anderson snapped this self-portrait during a spacewalk in August 2007. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Self-portrait of Expedition 36/37 European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano during a July 2013 spacewalk. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

NASA astronaut Mike Fossum grabbed this self-portrait in July 2011, with space shuttle Atlantis visible in the background. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA astronaut Joe Tanner grabs a helmet shot during a spacewalk on STS-115 in September 2006. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Mike Fossum, a mission specialist on STS-121, took this shot in July 2006. In the visor you can see space shuttle Discovery, part of the International Space Station and fellow crewmate Piers J. Sellers. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski takes a self-portrait during STS-120, which ran from October to November 2007. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Gemini 10 astronaut Mike Collins in July 1966. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University


Expedition 6′s Don Pettit takes a portrait in January 2003. Also visible in the picture (upper right) is his crewmate, Ken Bowersox. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin snaps a picture of himself during a spacewalk in November 1966. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


A tiny Neil Armstrong is just visible in the helmet of Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 landing in July 1969. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

stay charged - power banks!

28 February 2014 in Power Banks

I remember one of my very first mobile phones; a Nokia 3310. Faithful, near unbreakable, hundreds of interchangeable fascia cases, and a battery life that by today’s standards is just unthinkable. You could go days without even considering charging it because all you could do was call, text, and play snake. But the ever increasing craziness of technology that started engulfing the Western world quickly spread to our mobile phones and soon enough, everlasting battery life became a thing of the past.

A lot of us use our phones almost constantly throughout our day - whether it’s browsing social media, checking the weather, or powering satellites – and because of this we’ve had to sacrifice the battery life that makes us nostalgic for the ‘brick’ phones of yore. Most of us are resigned to this unfortunate fact of life and make sure to carry a charger around just in case we have a desperate urge to play Flappy Bird on our lunch hour and only have 1% battery. But it’s not very convenient to carry a charger around with you and it’s often quite difficult to find a socket to plug into.

But fear not my fellow technofiles, because we at Memory Mates have a solution: The Power Bank. This brilliant little device will ensure you don’t miss one of the fourteen times you need to visit Facebook during the day, as it can provide up to two full smartphone battery charges! All you have to do is charge up the Bank via a plug point at home and you’re ready to use your super powered 21st century phone without dreading the speedy drain of the battery. It even has the extra bonus feature of a torch, which makes this little gadget ideal for camping and other adventures, especially as they're conveniently pocket sized.

So long as you plan ahead with one of our Power Banks, you’ll never have battery life anxiety again.

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