Archive for USB Flash Drives

This is it USB flash drive from Kingston

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

Michael Jackson’s death sure has done wonders for getting “This is it” either on or in gadgets. Here’s another.

This flash drive from Kingston will give you just 2 GB of memory, which is occupied by a pre-loaded copy of the movie “This is it”. It also comes with Windows Media Player 11. The Kingston drive will cost you $20 and is branded with the movie’s logo.

Silicon Power’s new USB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Silicon Power has announced a new line of USB flash drives called the Helios 101. The new flash drives come in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and the plug and play drives feature a polished aluminum casing.

Some other specs include a USB 2.0/1.1 interface and they are compatible with both Mac and PC. The Helios 101 will be available in the next few weeks in just two color options. Apple green and ocean blue. Nothing on pricing yet, but they should be on par with other flash drive of the same sizes.

Corsair Flash Voyager GTR 128GB USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2010

It wasn’t that long ago when Corsair’s 128GB Voyager GT was considered the fastest in the world. Well now it looks like the 128GB Voyager GTR will take its place. The GTR has read speeds of 34MB/s and write speeds of 28MB/s, where the existing 128GB Voyager GT which has 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s read and write speeds.

Those speeds will cost you a premium of $426. But hey, how much is that speed worth to you, with USB 3.0 around?

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Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

It may not be Christmas time, but since the movie has such a cult following Adata has created a Jack Skellington USB flash drive from the movie ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas’. Its made of rubber and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions.

It is also water resistant and resistant to external shock. The USB connector as usual can be accessed by removing Jack’s head. It also comes with an extra USB cable.

GNO3 Gundam USB flash drive from Bandai Japan

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2010

This guy looks a little big to be a flash drive. Then again it is a Gundam. Straight from Bandai Japan, this GNO3 Gundam USB flash drive will protect your desk from other robots and evildoers. It comes in capacities of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB (We think).

It also comes pre-loaded with a GN03 game to pass the time when you should be working. Why not buy two and face them off against each other? If only they moved and I could have my own Rock Em Sock Em robots.

Gameboy Advance cartridges turned into 4GB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 22nd, 2010

I was never a big fan of the Gameboy Advance so I don’t have any cartridges lying around. But if I did, I would be turning them into flash drives, just like this one from etsy seller 8BitMemory. That cartridge above looks awesome as a functional USB flash drive.

Currently 8bit has several for sale including Metroid, Super Mario Advance, and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong. All the converted cartridges have a 4GB capacity and they retail for $39.99 each.

Lockheed Martin introduces Ultra Secure flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2010

That’s right. Lockheed Martin, the aircraft guys. The company ventures into unfamiliar territory with the Lockheed Martin flash drive, but the name alone assures you that this drive is quality all around. It can carry all of your computer data and allows you to use it on any external PC.

Some other features include 8GB of storage, 256 bit encryption, built-in virus protection and even some networking technology. Nothing on price yet, but soon government employees everywhere will be using them.

PQI releases 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2009

Have you been holding out on that 64GB flash drive purchase, because you want something faster than USB 2.0? Well, PQI has just the thing. The PQI Cool Drive U366 is a USB 3.0 flash drive inside of an all aluminum shell.

Since it is USB 3.0, you’ll get 5Gbps/sec maximum bandwidth and it has a read speed of up to 97MB/sec. If 64GB is more than you need, 16GB and 32GB options are also available. Soon enough, other manufacturers will be unleashing 3.0 flash drives.

Lockface USB drive recognizes your face, mocks it

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Lockface USB drive recognizes your face, mocks itI’m sick of remembering passwords, but I know my face when I see it. So does the Lockface USB drive. It uses facial recognition so that only you have access to your files. And it mocks you with a goofy face of it’s own.

It’s easy to use. Just take some photos of your face. Then, when you are in front of your webcam, it will see you and recognize your mug with 98% accuracy. There’s also a password failsafe, which kinda defeats the whole purpose.

Rad Blaster Mini Boombox MP3 Player and flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

Rad Blaster Mini Boombox MP3 Player and flash driveThe Rad Blaster will play your music, record sounds and store files, while pleasing you with it’s boombox design. Who doesn’t love a mini boombox?

Rad Blaster also throws in a 1.1-inch OLED screen and 2GB of built-in memory. It’s larger than a shuffle, but for $60 we really don’t care anyway. It’s a boombox! It’s mini! In the old days it was better to have a larger boombox, but that led to shoulder problems and like 40 C batteries a week. Just visit any nursing home. They’ll tell ya.

Yum Drive 2GB Twizzler and Bubble Yum flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 27th, 2009

Yum Drive 2GB Twizzler and Bubble Yum flash drivesThese flash drives look good enough to eat, but if you try you are only going to break a tooth, even though they do look like candy. The Yum Drive 2 GB USB Flash Drive disguised as Bubble Yum and Twizzlers are for the user who loves candy, but needs storage more.

Both the Twizzlers and the Bubble Yum version look very realistic. And they’re better than the real thing since they won’t give you any cavities. Both are available now for $24.99 and will probably make you break down and buy the real thing.

PQI limited edition Santa Claus on a Chimney USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2009

PQI limited edition Santa Claus on a Chimney USB flash driveIt’s that time of year again and yeah Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet, but it’s time for the crappy Santa USB drives to arrive. Who buys these? Do you buy these? Do you have them given to you by the office dork? This one is from PQI. The limited edition Intelligent Drive-U825 Santa USB flash drive.

It’s water and dust proof so when someone gives you one and you throw it in the street, some other dude can find it and use it. It’s available in capacities from 4GB to 16GB. It can also be used as a dongle decoration. Oh joy.

Wink USB flash drive: Perfect for Sarah Palin

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2009

Wink USB flash drive: Perfect Sarah PalinActive Media Products is surely going to need a lawyer over this silly USB flash drive. Sure, it is possible that Sarah Palin agreed to have her image used to market AMP’s new “Wink” USB flash drive, (It wouldn’t be the stupidest thing she’s ever done) but chances are that’s not the case.

In any event, this thing is being touted as the world’s smallest 16GB flash drive and it’s waterproof too. It measures 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.1 inches. It’s available now for $7.95 for 2GB. 16 GB will cost you $37.95. So who wants a face on their flash drive?

Plush Star Wars USB flash drives are a cute disturbance in the force

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2009

Plush Star Wars USB flash drives are a cute disturbance in the forceWe’ve seen our share of Star Wars USB drives, but Etsy seller Alas My Dear has hand made some of the most adorable we have ever seen. These are hand knit Star Wars plush dolls that double as USB flash drives.

You used to fear Vader. Now you’ll want to cuddle up to him on a cold night. The drives cost from $40-45 for 2GB with a $10 4GB upgrade option. There are a few to choose from, like Yoda and slave bikini Princess Leia for example.

FlashHarp: Harmonica meets USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

FlashHarp: Harmonica meets USB flash driveThe Harmonica is a tough instrument to master. So it makes sense to combine it with instructions to learn how to play the harmonica right on the harmonica itself. That’s right, this harmonica is also a USB flash drive.

On the flash drive side there’s a 10 minute quicktime video that will teach you everything you need to know. It’s available in 2GB and 4GB varieties. You’ll be working that instrument like a pro in no time. Who’s buying one?