HID: A Perk Or Are Your Web People Lazy? Flashdrive In Box

We are testing the HID Edge EVO and I was surprised to find this jumpdrive buried in the box:

The drive includes HID's network discovery tool, the product manuals, warranty info, and so on.

Most product manufacturers put all that stuff on the webpage, which HID has done in the past. But HID's product webpage is hard to navigate, and finding the right file to download can be a chore and difficult to locate.

HID apparently decided to simplify things by loading everything on a USB drive and shipping it. In the past, they might have included it on a CD, but credit to HID for recognizing that many laptops no longer come with a CD drive.

But I can't shake the idea this flashdrive isn't cheap, and if the website was better organized it might not be necessary and the product price might be lower if the BOM did not include this.

So, is this flashdrive a perk? Do you see it as a positive, or as an avoidable cost-add?

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