KDE users--we now get to use the spirit of Ubuntu, by having our friend, Gnome help us.
Run "gnome-volume-manager" under KDE and voila! Run it from the alt+f2 dialog, then make sure to save your session as you exit.
Now USB devices will show up in Konqueror's sidebar.
You can have usb show up on the desktop by checking the "show hard drives" box in desktop configuration--pretty ugly with all the drives sitting there. Or you can just right click and create a device that will be mounted automatically when you plug it in. Look in Konqui for the official location of the device. In my case, for my camera I tell it to create a new hard disk device located at /dev/sdb1. I rename the icon "Camera".
To keep the service from opening up a nautilus window when using it, run "gnome-control-center" and open up "removeable storage" to adjust to your heart's desire.