USB Drive in a Wallet




Introduction: USB Drive in a Wallet

This is how I always have my USB flash drive with me.

I use one of the tiniest models available: KINGMAX Super Stick . Other manufacturers also have similar models. And there are card-readers for micro-SD of similar size.

The size and weight are extremely small — perfect for EDC, but the problem of finding the right place for it had to be solved. So I looked at stuff I always carry with me and found a fold in my wallet.

The last ingredient — velcro to attach the drive. For such a tiny drive it more than enough.

Step 1: Materials

tiny USB flash drive
piece of velcro
thread, needle and a thimble

Step 2: Wallet Side

A thimble comes in handy when it comes to pierce leather.

Step 3: Drive Side

Use good knots.

Step 4: Done

Some photos of finished work.

(There are two different drives in photos. I used the white one for more than a year and was completely happy with the storage system. Recent upgrade of the drive and the wallet gave me the possibility to repeat the work and made this instructable.)



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    Just make sure you carry your wallet in a front pocket. Carrying in a back pocket causes back problems, and it can put pressure on the drive that can wear it out.

    I'm still trying to figure out kevinhannan's trick with my wife.... Any 'ibles on that?

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    a wallet in the back pocket can also be stolen quite easily :) no problems with that if its in a front pocket

    A hack is altering anything to make it function better for you. The term hack has grown away from just a computer type use these days.

    Brilliant idea; liking it a lot.

    Just an idea, you could also probably just glue a strip of velcro to the USB drive itself instead of using the tab; one less place for it to break and be lost.

    Thanks! :-)

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    BTW using it for years I _never_ connected it to a computer without detaching. Using it out of my house I don't want to make my wallet being exposed. And at home there is a dedicated place for the wallet.

    How do you keep your wallet from being exposed; just wondering how it's used. I would think one would need to pull the wallet out and then flip the drive out. Wouldn't the wallet be left on the table?

    Glad to hear it's held up; my concern was simply that the "string" could break and the drive be lost after much use.

    That's true... wondering now about one of those retractable name badge holders; or something similar. May be a bit bulky and could still break.

    Velcro doesn't come off that easy when it can't be bended. You'd have to apply much stronger force to detach, I suppose.

    You made me realize that I just like this tag design. Doing it the second time I even chose red thread for a cooler look.

    Guess it depends on how much velcro one used. You could always try and "roll" it off, but that may be kinda tricky depending on the location. I like the tag, just concerned about it breaking and losing the drive.

    What you said looked for me like this. Took time to figure it out that you meant 'Goood'. Maybe you could use Latin letters to express it: 'X A P A I.I.I O'. Hope the problem was only with my browser(s).


    Very good. I also made their own hands.

    now just add bluetooth, and the feature to store current amount of money in wallet. No idea how you'd do it, but yeeeah :)

    This could be made better with a write up for each of the steps. I know that the pictures make it pretty clear, but a few words could go a long way towards ensuring clarity.