MEGATech Showcase: The Flash Drives of Summer Beth Snyder June 27, 2012 Features Many folks are excited about the boys of summer. Me, I don’t much care for baseball, so I’ve chosen to be excited about the flash drives of summer. I assume you realize by now that I am not like other people. First up is the Battlestar Galactica ship. When I was a kid, my sister bought me a colouring book with stickers, because I thought it was the neatest thing (with the exception of Speed Racer, but that’s a topic for another post). Now, of course, there’s the new movie coming out next year and all that, but my first love was the cheesy 1970’s TV show. This flash drive is 4GB, and you can preorder yours for $45.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts As if flash drives weren’t already easier to lose than your hearing at a rock concert, now you can get one that’s so small it’s almost hard to see. The USB 2.0 Nano Drive is designed to nestle nicely into your keys when you keep it on your keyring, but I’m not convinced. It’s only about the size of a thumbnail (an actual thumbnail, not a small picture). It comes with a lanyard that keeps the cap and drive together, and lives in a rubberized housing. Yours for just ten bucks (US). Source: Red Ferret Everybody needs some help now and then. My thought when I saw this one was it would make a neat place to store the information you want your family to have access to in case of an emergency. Get it? Tow truck, emergency…meh, maybe I’m just tired. Anyway, it’s available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, ranging from $14.00 to $22.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts Honestly, I think Bruce Lee would be mortified. And I find this a little creepy. But if it’s your kind of thing, then you should absolutely have one of these in your pocket! Who knows, it might even convince people they shouldn’t steal your data because it’s being protected by a kung fu master. This one only comes in 4GB. There are two other Bruce Lee flash drives, though. One has a laser engraved image of his face and signature, and is a swivel type drive. It comes in a range from 4GB to 16GB. The last one is a key ring bullet type drive, which claims to be waterproof, fireproof, and bullet-proof. It is also available from 4GB to 16GB. What I can’t find is pricing on any of them. Source: Technabob Mimobots! I love these things! Dark Knight Rises and BANE…how can you resist? Each one comes preloaded with bonus Mimory and mimoDesk suites of screensavers, avatars, and wallpapers to match their respective super hero. BANE will only be available in a limited run of 500 pieces. You know what’s really cool? These are going to range in capacity up to 64GB. Pricing starts at $13.00 US. Source: Gadget Review But wait, there’s more! They’ve got a whole line of new DC Comics-licensed flash drives! Because it makes me giggle, I will probably end up owning The Flash. How could I not? A Flash flash drive? Yeah, I’m gonna have to. And of course there’s Superman, classy guy that he is. These have the same features, come with the same preloaded goodies, and are also available up to 64GB. Pricing ranges from $13.00 to $60.00 US. Source: The Gadgeteer Here, hold this grenade. I’m just going to take this little pin thingy and go over there. Be back in a minute. OK, so I’ll tell you something about it instead of just being silly. This grenade is an 8GB flash drive, and comes in traditional black as well as green, purple, yellow or sky blue. In case you want a girly grenade, I guess. Price is $29.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets Not technically a flash drive, but close enough. Plus, it’s the Millennium Falcon! You know you want it, even if you really don’t have a use for it. This one is made by Mimoco, and represents the beginning of a line of microSD card readers. Just insert your microSD card into the slot, then stick the USB stick in your computer, and you’re good to go. I guess more people still use microSD cards than I think. These are available in a bunch of different Star Wars figures, and will run you $13.00 US each. Source: Geek.com Finally, we have the most ridiculously huge USB hub ever. Seriously. How many gadgets can you own to justify buying a 28-port USB hub? I have a four-port, and it’s too many, especially when you consider the three USB ports available on both my laptop and desktop. But whatever. If you build it, they will come (see, I’m back to baseball!). Four of the ports are SuperSpeed ports, and you can switch each of the 28 ports on and off individually. This monstrosity will cost you $90.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts Share This With The World!