Our editors have compiled a list of the five most creative USB drives, whether it be made from a real stick or shaped like a mini-guitar, you'll find it here. Which ones are your favorites? If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. "Continue reading" for the full list.
Honorable Mention - 007 USB Flash Drive
For those who demand the ultimate in security, check out the "007 USB Flash Drive". This device "not only keeps would-be data thieves from getting to the thumb drive, it also will physically lock the drive to an object, such as a desk, via the steel cable." Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
Combining the digital security of encryption with the decidedly analogue security of a bike lock, the 007 keeps your data doubly safe. If they somehow figure out that the code is your birthday, once they plug it into your computer they'll need yet another password to access the data
5. Lego Brick USB Drive
Lego blocks can be used to build just about anything
these days, including this USB drive. Its even got clear backing so you can view the innards. Instructions on how to build your own can be found here
4. Nike Air Max 360 USB Flash Drive
Nike sent these Air Max 360 inspired, shoe-shaped USB flash drives to a select few. Unfortunately, we weren't one of them, but enjoy these two pictures that tk
snapped. Its reported that they are just samples and may be included in future Nike promotions.
3. USB Guitar Flash Drive
File this under: "Strange Japanese Gadgets
" This 256MB USB flash drive boasts a mini guitar-inspired design and measures a svelte 160 x 46 x 20mm. One drawback, you can't actually play the guitar.
2. USB Wood Sticks
It may look like a wooden stick, but Guido Ooms latest creation is actually a portable USB 2.0 storage device that comes in 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB capacities. Each one is handmade and needs to be special ordered. You can check out his page here
, he has many other fascinating products like the "Lo-Res Chair".
1. USB Injection Needle
Made by Wide Shine Technolgy Co. (Taiwan), this syringe-shaped USB 2.0 drive can store 128MB - 1GB of your most important files. It measures 72 x 25 x 18mm and can only be ordered in lots of 1000 units. Pricing has not yet been confirmed. Here's what Charlie (Gizmodo) has to say:
...it's not hardly voluminous enough to give that warez mule operation of yours a shot in the arm but it might be just big enough for Flat Top to shoot Coca-Cola
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