MEGATech Showcase: It’s Flash Drive Time! Beth Snyder November 2, 2011 Features You know you love them as much as I do. We’ve got quite the variety in this edition, so let’s just get right to it. Who doesn’t love Angry Birds? Well, probably like me you have a love/hate relationship with them. Just don’t throw this 8GB flash drive at anyone or anything unless you are prepared to accept the consequences. Available in the Red Bird model shown, or the green Pig King. Each will run you about $15.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Star Wars fans, rejoice! Not only is there a Han Solo Mimobot, there’s a Han Solo in carbonite Mimobot! It’s even an officially licensed Star Wars product, unlike some things you’ll find on the market. Technically available in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, but you may or may not be able to buy the 16GB, with pricing starting at 32.99. The carbonite mold is actually a carrying case for the Mimobot flash drive, and it comes with exclusive Star Wars content such as wallpaper, trailers, and a soundbite app. Source: Geek Alerts There’s something about the Android figure that just strikes me as unbearably cute. Probably because I’m not your typical girl. Anyway, for $39.99 you can have one of your very own. He (it?) comes in 16GB, and is available in original green or yellow. Source: 7 Gadgets Is that a rocket in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Sorry, I couldn’t resist…you’ll have that sometimes. This may or may not be a real product, it might just be an advertising stunt. At any rate, I couldn’t find anything out like availability, pricing, or sizes available, so I’m guessing you probably can’t actually get one. But it would be fun if you could. Source: Technabob If you had your heart set on a flash drive that looks like an explosive, don’t worry! This hand grenade model is actually available, and really not too badly priced. For just $18.99 US, you can make one of these 8GB beauties yours. Source: 7 Gadgets So you’ve got several iDevices, and you want to transfer information between them. Seems like a simple proposition, doesn’t it? Well, now it really is. The iFlashDrive has a 30-pin connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Now you can move information from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to a PC or Mac just as easily as the rest of us can move it from one PC to another. Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB for $99, $149.95 and $199.95 US. Source: The Gadgeteer Did you ever want to turn your passive USB drive into an active storage device? Now you can, even if it hadn’t occurred to you before. The Kingston urDrive isn’t quite available yet, but when it is it will come as a free, pre-loaded app on the entry-level DataTraveler 101G2, 108 and 109 USB Flash drives. At some point later in the future it will also come on the DTIG3. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one. Source: Ubergizmo Girly-girls need flash drives too, right? Supposedly, this one is shaped like a turtle, but I can only vaguely see it. What I can clearly see, however, is that it is covered in purple Swarovski crystals, and comes with a lobster clasp so you can use it either as a charm on your bag or as a necklace. It measures 1 1/2″ x 1 3/16″ and features a 4GB flash drive. Being Swarovski, it ain’t cheap…this thing is going to run you $100.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Much of the time, the information on my flash drives is not at all sensitive. But sometimes I’ve got something on there I’d really rather other people couldn’t easily access, especially since I have a habit of leaving them lying around pretty much everywhere. The Personal Pocket Safe flash drive features keys on which you must enter a PIN before it can be accessed, as well as pre-installed software to help keep your data even safer. List price is just under $50.00 US, but if you shop around you can get one for as low as $14.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts I love when gadgets combine two things I need on a regular basis. Depending on what kind of beverages you prefer, a bottle opener probably lives in the pen cup on your desk…I know it does on mine. So why not add a flash drive to it to make it even more useful? Available in 2GB ($16.00 US), 4GB ($18.00 US) or 8GB ($25.00 US). Source: Ladies’ Gadgets I’ll close this one out with a hub, rather than an actual flash drive. Because I think it’s neat. Fava beans gained some notoriety after the Silence of the Lambs hit it big, but I’m guessing not many of you thought about modeling a four-port hub after a pod of them. It comes in green or yellow, and costs just $10.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Share This With The World!