It’s been less than a month since the last time I did a flash drive roundup, but it’s already time for another one. It’s amazing to me the wide variety of styles, sizes, shapes and colours available. Let’s get started!

First up is the Darth Vader minifig flash drive. You knew I’d love this one, as it combines my two obsessions: LEGO and flash drives. This one is 16GB and is a custom creation. Unfortunately, that means it’s gone. Just sold this week, in fact. But I bet you could figure out how to make your own if you wanted one.

Source: 7 Gadgets

Next is something I’m just not sure about. Sure, it doesn’t look like a real gun…does it? But it is somewhere to keep not only your flash drive but your makeup as well, in case that’s a concern. And as an added bonus you could get yourself arrested or shot if something thinks you’re actually packing heat. It does look pretty darn cool, though. Although I seem to be striking out here…this one is a concept piece, so no word on availability or pricing.

Source: TechEBlog

Here we have something that not only is almost available, I really, really want one. Super Talents RC8 combines the look of a thumb drive with the power of an SSD in one neat little package. This is USB 3.0, with full SSD architecture, eight flash channels and a Sandforce controller. Available in 25GB, 50GB and 200GB, with projected pricing starting at fairly reasonable at $110.00 US for the 50GB version.

These are just neat. Alain Berteau has designed USB drives made of Bakelite. If you’re not familiar, Bakelite is what is used to make billiard balls (and those old black telephones with the rotary dial that could easily kill a man if you hit him with one).

The 8GB USB Key 21 is made of two 21mm beads, with one housing the actual USB drive and the other acting as a cover. They are available in blue, yellow, mauve, black, orange, red and pink…which happen to be the official Snooker colours. Pricing is not yet available, as they are being debuted at the Maison&Objet show in September. He also has designed a salt and pepper grinder in an identical style.

Source: Ladies’ Gadgets

Got Transformers? The Mimobot Classic Transformers Series brings the movie to your workspace, although they don’t change into anything other than what they are. Which is disappointing, really…shouldn’t they, you know, transform? Anyway, these come in either Optimus Prime or Megatron, depending on which side you’re on. They are available in 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB and 16GB, with pricing starting at $23.00 US.

Source: Technabob

Finally, we have a hub that doubles as a desktop knick-knack when not in use. It looks like any other conch shell you might have sitting on your desk, but instead of hearing the ocean when you pick it up, you can plug in up to three USB devices. It’s made of polyresin, and is USB 2.0 compliant (also backwards compatible with USB 1.1). It supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and has a transfer rate of up to 480Mbps. The Conch Shell Hub measures approximately 105 x 80 x 65mm and weighs right around 152g. Price is only $17.00 US.

Source: 7 Gadgets

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