MEGATech Showcase: The Flash Drives Just Keep Coming Beth Snyder June 4, 2012 Features The collection has gotten big enough to post again, so we're off to the races with another installment in the world of flash drives. I suspect the selection will get slimmer over the summer, and then pick up again in the fall when kids go back to college. But for now, here are my latest findings. First is an almost unattainable collection that costs entirely too much money, but is very, very cool. We are all familiar with The Avengers, yes? I mean, probably none of us live under a rock. Well, there is a collection of USB drives to go along with the new blockbuster movie. Thor's hammer, The Hulk's fist, Captain America's shield, and Iron Man's glowing head. Each one holds 8GB of data. Here's the down side: they are only available in a set of four from Groupon in Hong Kong for over $1,000.00 US. Source: Gadget Review While it's not always practical to carry a syringe around with you, this one won't accidentally poke a hole in your flesh. Instead, it offers you 4GB of data storage. This would make a neat gift for a medical student, or anyone else you might know in the medical profession. It's even pretty reasonably priced at just $11.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets This just strikes me as odd. Not because Steve Jobs was anti-flash, but because it's such an obvious attempt to cash in on his death in an incredibly cheaply-made way. The drive's housing is credit card sized and shaped, and the drive itself slides in and out of the card for access. Storage is 16GB, and the price is right around $15.00 US. Source: Red Ferret These make me wish I wore dress shirts, or had any use whatsoever for cufflinks. These Lucasfilm licensed R2-D2 cufflinks perch on your wrists, each one offering 2GB of data. They are silver plated with enamel, and the whale closure on their backs is engravable. Each one measures approximately 3/4" by 5/8". They don't come cheaply, however...it's going to cost you $200.00 US to reserve your pair. Source: Geek Alerts This makes me giggle. We've been calling them thumb drives for ages, and now this one actually is. Of course, the nail polish is one of the best parts for me...glitter nail polish is inherently silly. It is available in a male version without nail polish, however, if that's not something you want. Each one offers 4GB of storage, and will run you right around $12.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets You've seen the humping dog flash drive, right? Now here's one using the same technology that is somewhat more socially acceptable. This is the crunching cat, and it comes in three different styles (tabby, tortoiseshell, and monochrome). I can't seem to figure out how much storage it gives you, but I would imagine 2GB or maybe 4GB based on its price. Which, by the way, is $12.30 US. Source: Craziest Gadgets It's a card reader. It's a flash drive. It's a USB hub. Wait...it's all three at once! The cab of the truck is a 3-port USB hub. The trailer is a 4-slot card reader. Pull the two apart, and you have a flash drive (again, I can't seem to find out the size). The whole thing measures just 157 x 32 x 36mm. You can make one yours for just $14.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Last up we have a hub straight from the dark side. Darth Vader hooks up with four of your favourite USB devices, and looks cool sitting on your desk while doing it. The best part? When you plug a device in, he breathes. You know the sound. Of course, if that becomes annoying, you can turn it off easily using the button on the bottom. The entire unit measures 4-1/2? x 4-1/2? x 5-1/2? (11 cm x 11 cm x 14 cm), and can be yours starting at $29.00 US depending on where you shop. Source: Geek Alerts Share This With The World!