Posts Tagged ‘USB Flash Drive’

USB Flash Drive Cufflings Are Uber Cool

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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.

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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.

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Old-School USB Lock Keeps Your Data Safe

USB-flash-drive-lockWith USB flash drives like Kingston Data Traveler 5000, this kind of USB lock seems pointless, but it does look badass.

All you have to do is push in the USB stick, set the combination, and spin the tumblers. For the untrained eye, the USB flash drive seems safe, especially since trying to pull the stick out of the lock will damage it. But, in reality, this tumbler USB lock doesn’t anybody from accessing the data directly from the chip, inside the flash drive, provide it you know how to do it.

But, the old fashioned lock does look unbreakable to most people, just don’t try to use it to secure documents regarding national security or such things.

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The Eiffel Tower Comes To You As USB Flash Drive

USB Eiffel Tower Flash Drive

Have you ever had a french kiss right on the top of the Eiffel Tower and you want to keep these memories alive? Then you’ll certainly want to carry with you this USB flash drive shaped like the original French tower.

As you can see in the picture above, you have to remove the top of the USB flash drive and plug the USB connector in your computer. It comes with password protection for your tot secret data and it is available with 8GB of storage capacity. The Eiffel Tower USB flash drive retails online for $39 at USB Fever

Kingston Releases 256 Gb USB Flash Drive

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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.

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Soviet USB Stick

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Actually, a more appropriate term would be USB brick. With USB sticks getting smaller every day, Russians thought they’d swim against the current and create a giant memory stick.

Featuring a giant wooden case, an on/off switch, a cooling fan, and, of course, a USB drive, the Soviet USB drive is able to store up to 4 Gb of data , and no, it’s not USB 3. But it does rival a vacuum cleaner, as far as noise is concerned.

Check out the photos and the video at the bottom.

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DIY Flash Drive Made from a Sperm Whale Tooth

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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.

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Surgeon USB Flash Drive

No, this is not a LEGO character. This is a USB flash drive that looks like a surgeon. I can’t say if it’s appropriate for medical enthusiasts or for those who hate doctors because you need to decapitate it before stick it in a USB slot. The Surgeon USB flash drive features durable plastic casing, no driver required for most OS, 4 GB storage capacity and support for Windows 7, Vista , XP, 2000 and Mac OS.Its dimension are 83 x 38 x 15mm and weighs 18g. The Surgeon USB flash drive is available for $22, and since the holidays are coming, this can be the perfect gift for a medical worker.

Via UsbGeek

Surgeon USB Flash Drive