I have recently brought a computer with a unique design (which I thought was cool!). The USB port is facing upwards, meaning my USB thumb drive will be placed vertically, as in, in an upright position.

Now, when I had it for a initial few days, I thought it was really cool, however, now a lot of dust gets into the port which then requires clean up.

Is there anything similar to a USB thumb drive which I can generally keep plugged in to the port so that it prevents dust getting collected in it?

  • consider leaving a spare USB key plugged into the port until you can get a good cover for it. Oct 20 '09 at 5:41
  • Quack, why didn't you make your comment an answer?
    – CarlF
    Oct 20 '09 at 5:55
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    cause it's not an answer? it's a workaround. Kevin Boyd's answer is spot-on, no need to distract from it. Oct 20 '09 at 6:07

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USB Protective Cover..
Found on Amazon you could find more details here.

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    What a nifty idea. Oct 20 '09 at 5:47
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    Brilliant idea! Thanks a lot Kevin. I will place an order right away!
    – Kanini
    Oct 20 '09 at 6:51

How about black duct tape? It's not fancy but you probably already have some lying around.

Seriously though I doubt dust would be a problem with USB ports as the connectors scrape aganist the exposed connector and would probably push all the dust to the bottom of the port.

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