I was so excited when I grabbed this bargain USB from a store, but didn’t share the same feelings when I found that it wouldn’t fit in the USB port while the other port was in use.
The original enclosure, with DIY’d stick
So I took it apart. It was so slim, and without the casing it did manage to get along with my other peripherals plugged into the USB port. I grabbed some transparent heat-shrink from an electronics store, before toasting the USB drive with a hairdryer until the heat-shrink hugged the USB. In fact, at one point the stick got so hot that I feared that the solder on the board would liquefy and render my once operational stick, useless.