I have a cheap 1Gb USB stick. The case always comes off when I try to unplug it.
But this stick is one of the most used in my arsenal. It boots Hiren's Boot CD while all the other sticks are too busy "holding files".
Once upon a time a 1Gb stick would have cost you near $1000, now they are kind of junk / surplus.
Mine deserves fixing.
Sugru to the rescue!
Step 1: Break out the Sugru
The Dallas Makerspace was kind enough to finance my repair!
I hold in my hand 1 packet of Sugru, molded into a cube of sorts.
I estimate the volume is 1.5 cm cubed.
I am a very big person, so your comments of "no way, that cant be more than 1cm" are countered.