Mercedes (USB) Key Fob Makes For A Cruel Christmas Present Joke

Imagine opening up your Christmas gifts and finding a new Mercedes-Benz keyfob, only to discover it’s a craftily disguised 2GB flash drive – without a txt instruction file to find a Benz in your parking lot.

It looks like somebody had a few laughs giving this USB and having the recipient think it was actually a real Mercedes-Benz key fob, if only for a brief moment.

However, in order to pull off something like this, you have to make sure that the person you’re giving the flash drive to has never held a real Mercedes-Benz key in their hands, otherwise, they should be able to figure out that this is fake just by looking at it.

How to spot the difference

If you’ve worked with the Stuttgart-based automaker in an official capacity, then you’ve probably been around these types of items plenty of times. These flash drives might look a lot like the real deal, but are in reality noticeably smaller and a lot lighter. So the difference in size should be what tips you off first.

Then there’s the feel of it, the texture and the overall weight (holding one right now). It’s very plasticky, has no metal inserts and weighs considerably less than a real Mercedes key fob.

So technically, this shouldn’t fool anybody, although again, you would need to know what a real Mercedes key feels like beforehand. As for this particular one, it was given as a Christmas gift and the beneficiary actually got excited “for a minute”, according to a recent Reddit post. We feel their pain.

  • Six_Tymes

    only 2GB? what is it 2006?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It’s the Mercedes way. You have to pay extra for more…

      • Six_Tymes


    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      As it doesn’t seem to be an actual Mercedes product, but more of a cheap Chinese joke, what do you really expect?

  • salamOOn

    1. not original
    2. not funny
    3. its pretty old, i dont know who could fall for it anymore….

  • PhilMcGraw

    I remember I got one of these but it was a Porsche key. Was actually pretty cool idea. They gave them away for free with a brochure like years ago but now I’m betting these things cost a penny to get.


  • Bash

    lol I had one of these few years ago, I had one with 65 GB though, pretty cheap to order online, it comes with different shapes, you can have a BMW styled or Audi shaped key fob, the Benz remains the best seller because it’s naturally looks like a USB.

2020 Hyundai Grandeur (Azera) Is A Hit In Korea, Racks Up 32,000 Pre-Orders

Facelifted Hyundai Grandeur sales began on November 19 in Korea; prices start from $28,150.

2019 LA Auto Show Roundup: A-To-Z Guide To All The Debuts

The most comprehensive list of all the world and North American premieres at the 2019 LA Auto Show.

VW Atlas Cross Sport R Baja Race Truck Is Mad Max Material

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R will be driven by Tanner Foust.

New Kia Seltos Puts On A Tough Guy Act With Rugged X-Line Concepts

Kia leaves a window open about putting the Seltos X-Line Urban and Time Attack concepts into production.

Bollinger’s All-Electric B1 SUV And B2 Pickup Want To Be The Eco-Conscious Warriors Hummer Never Was

Place a $1,000 deposit today, get your B1 SUV or B2 pickup truck in 2021.

2020 Fiat 500X Sport Edition Hopes To Spice Things Up In America

Featuring a more aggressive look, the new 2020 Fiat 500X Sport is the most striking member of the range.

Restyled 2020 Genesis G90 Launches In U.S. With Twin-Turbo V6 And 5.0L V8

The 2020 Genesis G90 will go on sale locally in December, with prices yet to be confirmed.

A New Chevrolet Trailblazer Is Here For 2021, But It’s Nothing Like You Remembered

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has been reborn as a small crossover with tiny 1.2L and 1.3L turbo engines.

Watch Out Tesla, Karma SC2 Concept Has 1,100 HP, 10,500 Lb-ft * And 1.9-Sec 0-60 Time

Karma’s SC2 battery-electric concept is meant to preview the company’s future design direction.

New Lamborghini Vision Gran Turismo Concept Teased Before November 24 Launch

Lamborghini’s Vision Gran Turismo seems to feature a screaming V12 engine.