Feeds

Liven up poker games - with storage!

This time the house won't win

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Next time you’re playing poker over a few beers with the boys, you may want to look more closely at the chips. Because a USB flash drive has been invented that hides itself within a poker chip.

Poker_Mate_USB_Flash

Poker Mate: the high capacity poker chip

Although the Poker Mate isn’t likely to give you much of an upper hand in a game of Texas Hold ‘em, the storage gadget does mean that you’ll have plenty of capacity available if you need somewhere to download all your winnings to.

The chips come in a 1GB or 2GB capacities, and the USB drive slides out from inside of the chip, so unsuspecting players would never know it’s there. Although they’ll probably never trust you again as soon as they see it.

Poker Mate is available now in the UK, with the 1GB chip priced at around £10 (€14/$20) and the 2GB model set at £20 (€25/$40). But then again, we could be bluffing…

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.