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USB stick

Generally refers to a flash-based USB drive, but may refer to a USB-based device that performs some other function such as a wireless adapter or authentication token. See USB drive and USB dongle.




They Look Like Sticks!
Whether iPods, adapters, security tokens or just plain flash memory storage, USB devices look like sticks.






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USB OTGUSB storage device
USB padUSB switch
USB PCUSB thumb drive
USB phoneUSB-to-SCSI adapter
USB plugsUSB token
USB portUSB toy
USB port replicatorUSB turntable
USB powerline adapterUSB Type A
USB printerUSB Type B
USB RAID driveUSB Type C

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