MEGATech Showcase: Look at All the Flash Drives! Beth Snyder July 23, 2012 Features It’s that time once again! Inspired by my recent Mimobot surprise, I figured I should make a post of the weird and wacky collection I’ve been saving up for your viewing pleasure. This first one is my next purchase, because it makes me giggle like mad. The first oddly-shaped flash drive I ever bought was a screaming hot pink skull and crossbones, and I think it needs a companion. As you can see, it’s a full skeleton. As you can also see, it holds its own head when you’re using the flash drive, eliminating the possibility that you’ll lose the cap. He’s available in 4GB ($16.00 US), 8GB ($19.00 US) or 16GB ($23.00 US). Source: Craziest Gadgets I’ve found something for women who are perhaps a touch more girly than me. This pink and gold tone seashell necklace offers you 8GB of storage in a pretty little package. I’m not quite sure how the flash drive comes out, but I assume it’s probably in the back of the seashell somehow. There is a warning that this might not play nicely with a Mac, but otherwise it’s plug and play. You can take one home for yourself or the lady in your life for just $24.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets I had to toss this one in, because I now own one. I’m like that. But seriously…who wouldn’t want Slave Leia guarding their data? As you’re probably well aware, she is available from 8GB to 64GB, with pricing ranging from $19.99 US to $69.99 US. She comes with mimoByte sound software, wallpapers and icons. Officially licensed by Lucasfilm, these are brand new on the market. Source: Technabob More Mimobots! These, of course, are G.I. Joe figures. You can choose from Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, or Cobra Commander. These are officially licensed by Hasbro to Mimoco, and as all their drives do, they come with screensavers, avatars, and wallpapers. But these also have bonus material: digital issues of the 1980?s comic books, episodes of the original animated series, and classic G.I. JOE PSAs. If you’re a child of the 80’s, these are a must-have. Available from 8GB to 64GB, and pricing ranges from $19.99 US to $69.99 US. Source: Gadget Review Who doesn’t enjoy a frosty adult beverage now and then? This would be perfect for storing those questionable photos taken during your last drinking binge, so you don’t accidentally share them with the wrong people. It’s made of metal and plastic, and offers you 4GB of storage space. If you have more pictures than that from the party, perhaps you should consider leaving your camera at home next time. This is only going to run you $16.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts Not all flash drives that catch my eye are goofy-looking, but some of them certainly are spendy! The Survivor Stealth drive is built to withstand up to a 40G shock, and is waterproof up to 200 meters. Its housing is hard-anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum. Not only that, but this one is actually USB 3.0! You can fit 64GB of your most sensitive files on this beast, all for about $100.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets But wait, there are even more Mimobots! If Star Wars or G.I. Joe don’t do it for you, then perhaps Batman would be a better choice. 8GB to 64GB, ranging from the standard $19.99 US to $69.99 US. These are officially licensed by DC Comics, of course, and come preloaded with wallpapers and icons. I’m telling you, there’s a Mimobot for everyone. Source: Gadget Find And now for something completely different…the SanDisk Cruzer Pop. These are flashy, unconventional, and best of all, no one will suspect they’re actually flash drives, so the odds of them “accidentally” walking off are reduced. These are very thin, measuring only 0.15 inches thick. Choose from 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB. No word on pricing yet, but they should be available in stores soon. Source: Technabob Mickey Mouse? Possibly. Licensed as such? Highly improbable. But whatever. As you can see, this one is shaped like the famous mouse’s head, but constructed of pink crystal. It comes on a necklace, so your favourite little girl can keep it with her always. You get a whopping 32GB of storage, and it’s going to run you $55.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets So you’re one of those people who is big into status symbols, huh? Well, maybe this is for you. This 8GB flash drive is actually made by BMW using a BMW keychain. In order to access the flash drive, simply press the trunk button (boot, for those of you in the UK). The other buttons do nothing, sorry. It even comes with a short USB extension to make plugging it in even easier. You can make one yours for $38.00 US. Source: Geeky Gadgets Here’s a neat idea! Why not keep your flash drive in your phone case? Saves you carrying one more thing around in your pocket or attached to your keys, and virtually guarantees you won’t forget it. This is only compatible with iPhone, but you can’t have everything. The slide-in USB drive is available in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, and will run you $34.95 US, $39.95 US and $49.95 US respectively. Source: YourTechReport Last but not least, we have another one for the ladies. This blue crystal heart pendant houses an 8GB flash drive, but also serves as an attractive piece of jewelry. Again with the warning it may not work on a Mac, just so you know. At only $20.00 US, why not get one for your favourite female? Source: 7 Gadgets Share This With The World!