Posts Tagged ‘Flash Drive’

USB Flash Drive Cufflings Are Uber Cool


Proud to be a geek? Than you’ll love these awesome flash drives that double as stylish cufflinks, and allow you to literally wear your geekiness on your sleeves.

Now this is what I call functional fashion. With these USB flash drive cufflinks you can look elegant at work, or a dinner party, and always keep your important documents, or favorite music very close. The cufflinks are engravable and come in gunmetal and gold finishes.


Microsoft Launches Pricy Xbox 360 Flash Drives

Xbox360-flash-driveSince Microsoft has prevented users from storing their data on external storage devices, it had to come up with a way to provide mode storage space. It has, but can you afford it?

You probably can, but I’m sure you won’t like paying a large amount of cash for a few extra gigabites. Unlike the PS3, which allows players to save data on any external device that connects via USB, the Xbox doesn’t have this native feature, so it requires a workaround. But the brains at Microsoft immediately saw this as a way to squeeze more money from their clients.

The new Xbox 360 flash drives offer 16 Gb of extra space, but at a cost of $70. That’s more than some stores sell their 20 gb drives, these days, and the new Microsoft sticks come with no extra features, other than their compatibility with the Xbox 360, and a free month of Xbox Live Gold, which is worth $8.


Kingston Releases 256 Gb USB Flash Drive


Larger than most laptop hard-drives, yet considerably smaller than a chocolate bar, the 256 Gb Kingston DT-310 is a great alternatives for those looking for viable ways of carrying large volumes of data.

In 2009, Kingston introduced the world to its first generation of 256 Gb flash drives. Actually, the rest of the world, because the DT-300 was never available in the US. Now, after extensive research that showed architects, designers and engineers were looking for easy ways of transporting large files, Kingston is making things right and releasing the Data Traveler DT-310.


Dolphin USB Flash Drive from EMTEC

EMTEC Dolphin USB Flash Drive

EMTEC has released another animal-shaped USB flash drive, the Dolphin. It comes in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB storage capacity and features USB 2.0 interface. The flash drive can provide a writing speed of 7 MB/s and a reading speed of 24 MB/s.

The 2GB version is priced at 10.99 Euro while the 8GB version can be acquired for 27.99 Euro.

Via techfresh

Kingston DataTraveler 5000 – The World’s Safest USB Drive


Most people probably don’t carry top secret files on USB sticks, but what about those poor spies and secret agents who need ultra protection for their data? Kingston DataTraveler 5000 to the rescue!

That’s right, the new DataTraveler 5000 USB flash drive is “certified for government-approved secure data protection.” and that’s saying something. The portable device is IPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, has 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, uses XTS cipher mode and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to ensure your files don’t fall into the wrong hands. Kingston’s ultra-save flash drive will also come with an on-board Malware scanning application.

The DataTraveler 5000 comes in 3 different storage variants: 2 GB ($111). 4 GB ($185) and 8 GB ($400). And if you thought the government spy remark at the beginning was a joke, you should know “”For its U.S. government customers, Kingston offers a variety of Trade Agreement Act-compliant (TAA) products and has a dedicated federal sales team in place.”

Check the full specifications of the Kingston DataTraveler 5000, after the jump.


DIY Flash Drive Made from a Sperm Whale Tooth


There are so many new flash drives coming out every day, each with its own interesting design, and it’s pretty hard to decide which one to present. But one made from the tooth of a sperm whale is definitely worth a look.

Flash drive modder Manyakus decided wooden flash drives are too common these days, so he decided to go for steel and a sperm whale’s tooth. Yup, that’s definitely out of the ordinary. After carefully meauring and cutting the materials to fit the actual USB stick, Manyakus spent quite a long time carving the Celtic dragon he used as a decoration, but it was more than worth it.

When plugged into a USB port, the eye of the dragon lights green. If you’re looking to try somthing similar take a look at the photos of the work process, after the jump.


Light Bulb USB Flash Drive from Green House

Green House Light Bulb USB Flash Drive

You first had the Cork USB Flash Drive from Green House. Now, the same folks have created a USB flash drive in the shape of a light bulb. It comes with 2GB storage capacity and is available in 3 light colors : Green, Orange and Blue and it blinks when writing or reading. The flash drive works under Windows 7, Vista, Xp and Mac OS X and can reach a maximum transfer rate speed of 480 Mbps.

The Light Bulb USB Flash Drive is available at Geekstuff4u for ¥4,850 (  $52,75 ).

Green-House Cork USB Flash Drive for Wine Lovers

Green-House Cork USB Drive 2

The Green-House Cork USB flash drive is great for wine lovers and wineries owners. It is a 2GB USB 2.0 flash drive that looks just like a cork from an old bottle of wine. So if you find this as a perfect gift for your grandpa, then go here to order one.


First USB 3.0 Flash Drive from PQI

The first USB 3.0 flash drive from PQI, Cool Drive U366, features a maximum bandwidth of 5GBps which is ten times faster than the bandwidth from a USB 2.0 flash drive. It also has a reading speed of 97MBps and it comes in an aluminum shell and a plastic lid. The Cool Drive U366 USB 3.0 is available in 16 Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb of storage capacities.

PQI's USB 3.0 Flash Drive

”Lockface” USB drive with Facial-Recognition

The Lockface USB flash drive has been created by Futen, a Japanese company, and features something new and different than other USB drives. It takes several pictures of the user’s face in order to verify if it’s the same user who logs in.

The facial recognition is useful for someone who possesses valuable information or for someone who wants to keep his personal things at safe. The Lockface USB has a 98% correct recognition, but if you don’t like this facial-recognition thing you can also use a passcode for it.

For the moment, you can find it just on the Japanese market for $110.

Via Gizmowatch

Lockface USB flash drive

Fur-Covered USB drive

Magnhild Disington, a Danish textile designer, said that USB sticks are things that we carry with us most of the time and she decides to cover them with fur because they are ” neutral in appearance and lack emotional appeal”. So she uses pieces of leftover fur, providing ”unique character and sensory experience which create emotional value” .

Via Core77

Fur-Covered USB

Wink 16 GB Flash Drive – Smallest in the World?

The Active Media Wink  USB Flash Drive is claimed to be the smallest in the world.It measures 0.1 inches in thickness and just over 1 inch long.Despite its small size,it has an amazing store-capacity of 16 GB.It is also waterproof but I don’t know if this is an attractive feature because not so many of us are using a Flash Drive around the water.

Other models with different store-capacity are available too : 2 GB , 4 GB and 8 GB

Smallest USB Flash Drive

Mr.Pod-Cute USB Flash Drive

Meet Mr.Pod,an USB Drive that looks like an iPod.  Its features are :

* Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified

*Plug and Play,Hot-Swapped capability

*No software installation required

*Support: Windows 7, Vista , Xp , 2000 and Mac OS

*Dimension : 41 x 22 x 8.5 mm

*Weight : 10 g

*Capacity : 4 GB

The reason you should have Mr.Pod are not the features,it is the cute looking.

Mr.Pod USB Flash Drive 1