MEGATech Showcase: Don’t Look Now, It’s More Flash Drives! Beth Snyder September 27, 2011 Features It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! By now, my obsession with flash drives is on its way into infamy. But there are always more! Not too long ago was Talk Like a Pirate Day, and while it has come and gone it’s still not too late to celebrate, or prepare for next year. Mimobot’s pirate flash drives come in two versions (Pirate Nero and Marvin the Pirate), and are available from 2GB to 16GB. Each one measures approximately 2.5 inches by about one inch. Pricing starts at $19.95 US. Source: Geek Alerts Bring a little zen to your desk with a Buddha flash drive! The actual USB part comes out of his back, so you don’t have to feel creepy about pulling him apart. He measures approximately 40 x 45 x 30mm and weighs about 20g. He’s not very practical to carry in either a pocket or bag, but you could perch him somewhere on your desk. Buddha comes in 2GB, 4GB or 8GB, with pricing at $16.00 US, $18.00 US and $25.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Think your data is so valuable it should be stored in Fort Knox? How about a compromise…you can store it on a gold key. You could even carry it on your keychain, but I suspect the gold finish would chip off fairly soon. But it is neat. This comes in 2GB ($16.00 US), 4GB ($18.00 US) and 8GB ($25.00 US). Source: Ladies’ Gadgets Get your geek on with a repurposed NES controller! Of course, it’s a little silly, but the novelty factor is definitely there. These are kind of pricey, but then you’ll have that. $29.99 US for 4GB, $39.99 US for 8GB, $49.99 US for 16GB or $79.99 US for 32GB. Source: 7 Gadgets Just in time for Halloween, it’s Mimobot skeleton flash drives! There are two different styles available, and they even glow in the dark. They’re certainly cheap enough, too…the 1GB size starts at right around $5.00 US. You can get them up to 8GB, with the price going up appropriately. Source: Cutie Gadget I couldn’t decide whether to include this here or make it into its own post. But if you’re a Mac-type person, this should be exciting for you. The iTwin with Mac OS X support is ready to leave the beta-testing nest! What this does is allow two computers to share information wirelessly over the internet, with military-grade security. All you do is plug each half into a computer, pair them up, and you’re good to go. Just make sure you don’t lose one, because half an iTwin is pretty much useless. You can choose between lime green and gunmetal gray, for $99.00 US each. Source: Ubergizmo Who says flash drives can’t be pretty? Granted, this is not remotely my style, but I do see similar things when I’m out and about. This rose bracelet conceals a flash drive, though, so it’s even better. It comes in red or purple (I know, it looks blue in the picture, but it’s purple), 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. Each one measures approximately 68 x 66 x 34mm and weighs right around 59G. Pricing ranges from $19.00 US for the 2GB through $21.00 US for the 4GB to $30.00 US for the 8GB. Source: 7 Gadgets Finally, we have Memory City. What better place to keep your flash drives so they don’t get lost in the clutter? You get a plastic faux skyline which will hold up to four flash drives (and their caps) as well as three SD cards and three micro-SD cards. Memory City is available in red or white for just 9.95 (~$14.00 US). Source: Oh Gizmo Share This With The World!