USB Web Key

Takes you to a predetermined web address.

How Does a USB Web key Work?

Although the USB Web key looks just like a USB flash drive that you might plug into your computer for storing or transporting files, the device performs a completely different function. Inserting a USB Web key into a free port on your computer automatically launches your Web browser on a pre-defined Web page.


Some organizations use USB Web keys as free promotional items to publicize websites or a specific Web page. The Web keys are small and light, which makes them easy to mail out to customers or potential customers, or to give away at shows and exhibitions. An organization might mail out or give away a USB Web key as part of the launch of a new corporate website, or to promote a new microsite for a specific advertising, marketing or charity campaign.


Each USB Webkey contains a small program file that activates when the user inserts the key into the computer’s USB port. The data file contains routing information for the Uniform Resource Locator address of the website that the device promotes. The device works in the same way that clicking a hyperlink in a word processing document or email message will automatically launch your Web browser and open the linked Web page. The Webkey can also include a data file with a website tracking script to provide statistics on the number of people who visit the website with the key.



Although the USB Webkey closely resembles a USB flash drive, sometimes also known as a memory stick or pen drive, you won’t be able to use a promotional USB Webkey for storing files or moving content between computers. Unlike USB flash drives, Webkeys don’t include internal flash memory for reading and writing data. After you’ve plugged the device into your computer and viewed the linked Web page, the USB Webkey offers no further use.



Only use USB Webkeys on your computer if you know and trust the organization that mailed you the device. Like any other removable storage device, computer media or email attachment, a USB Webkey could potentially harbor viruses or malicious software designed to compromise your computer system and steal your data or personal information. Most USB Webkeys come stamped with the organization’s corporate logo and a promotional letter. If in doubt, contact the organization’s customer support department before using the device.

Product Dimensions:
L x W x H =    2 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 3/8″ (5.4cm x 4.13cm x 0.95cm)
Basic Colors in stock:
Many colors available
Standard Lead Time:
7 – 10 business days
Imprint Options:
Silk Screen, Full Color Process
Upload Options:
Password Protected Drive, Locked Files (undeletable)
Each Includes:

  • Gift Box
  • Up to 2 color Silk Screen imprint or Laser Etch / 1 Location
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Mock-ups
  • Virtual Proof within an hour
  • Technical Support
  • Artwork Touch-ups

Pricing –

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Shipping Details –


Packing Specs –

Pcs. per box:
Box weight:
6 lbs.
Box dimensions:
16″ x 10″ x 12″

Master Carton:

  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16″ x 10″ x 30″
  • 5 boxes per master carton

Web Key Packaging Options –

Web Key – Keychain or Lanyard Options –

How and why to use a Web key –

USB web keys are not to be confused with USB flash drives. They look exactly the same a standard USB drive, they have a regular USB connector and they’re available in all the same sizes and shapes as standard USB drives but with one key difference – they don’t have any on-board memory.

The lack of any memory means that you can’t save files to them and then carry these files around as you would with a regular flash drive. Instead USB web keys are just that, they are “keys” to a web site. When the “USB key” is inserted into a PC it automatically opens up the default web browser used on that PC and then opens the URL that has been stored on the key.

The landing page can be your company web site, your online catalogue or a flash presentation. Using the pre-programmed USB key to takes customers directly to your preferred web pages without having to worry about typing in the correct web address.

The lack of any memory not only means the USB keys are relatively cheap and they are an ideal solution for supporting new product launches, conducting surveys, running competitions and gathering market research information and much more besides.

Here’s a few possible uses for USB web keys

  • New product launches/updates
  • Online market research
  • Online catalogues
  • Student application forms
  • Online competitions and promotions
  • Online slide presentations or flash presentations
  • Online training programs

Why use a USB web key:

  • Any type of packaging
  • Similar form factor (they look just like a flash drive)
  • Everyone instinctively knows how to use them
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • They’re a novel way to drive website traffic
  • They offer excellent marketing opportunities.
  • You can drive customers deep into your web site(s) without having to post “signposts” all over your website.
  • Reach new customers
  • They make an ideal and inexpensive corporate gift

iPlus USB Inc. manufactures high quality promotional products for your business, event or organization.
Appreciation gifts for employees or customers, academic incentives for students at any level, awareness
products or fundraising events, all at affordable prices.

Promotional products are a great marketing tool for businesses or an effective method to keep your name
or message out to the masses. Putting your company or organization name on promotional products is an
excellent way to ensure your logo and/or image is visible on a daily basis.