At first glance a paperclip/USB flash drive hybrid seems like a good idea, right? You can hand someone a secured stack of documents that also includes a digital version of all the files. And a built-in one inch ruler is just bonus functionality.

But once you actually start working out the logistics, particularly given this flash drive's design, you start to question whether it's actually a good idea. And as we discovered in our Gizmodo chat room, it's not. As a ruler it's uselessly short, as a paperclip it's awkward to use, and as a flash drive $108 is asinine for just 8 gigabytes of storage.

[Frohne via Core77]