USB flash drives come in a variety of sizes, shapes, capacities, and designs. What used to be a simple and small data storage device, is now a something that not only stores information but also reflects an individual’s personality. There is no reason that flash drives have to be boring. Innovative and creative designs for flash drives help to bring a little touch of fun and spirit to these small device. Check out these new USB flash drives that have morphed from a device into an accessory.
One of the newest flash drive designs is airliner tail fins that come painted with your favorite airline logos. These tail fins can give your computer wings!
Another new flash drive design has powers all its own. The newest character from USB flash drive designer Mimoco, was designed in honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary. The design was inspired by Batman’s original appearance from the 1939 comics.
If I told you there was a rechargeable battery that recharges via USB that is also a flash drive would you believe me? Well its true! The new AA USB is here and is literally an AA battery form factor flash drive which is also a rechargeable AA battery. They have a removable adapter cap which allows it to be used in place of standard AA batteries and when the cap is removed, it can be plugged into an USB port to recharge.
Who new a USB flash drive could be functional and luxurious. A new luxurious pebble shaped, silver plated USB flash drive has been designed and hand-crafted in France to add a designer feel to technology. The pebble shape allows for easy portability, while the design introduces elegance.
SDXC from the SD Card Association offers a whole new world of flash drive capabilities. This memory card’s capabilities are nothing short off amazing. It’s rumored to be able to store 100 HD movies, 60 hours of HD recording or 17,000 fine-grade photos. These types of capabilities will no doubt come with a price tag. To become an early adapter of this technology you can expect to pay upwards of $450.
These memory cards are commonly used in cameras, smartphones, camcorders, navigation systems, gaming consoles and laptops. However, the view for the future is more expansive as mentioned in an excerpt from this article.
Last year Toshiba talked about putting SDXC slots in TVs, which would allow users to play movies directly from SD media. The company envisioned users going to movie-vending machines from where they can buy movies on SD cards.
Oh the future, where everything is just a flashdrive away.
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I saw this series of Star Wars MIMOBOT designer flash drives by Mimoco and just had to show you.
They make a variety of different character-based designer USB flash drives, such as series of Star Wars, Halo, Domo, and Happy Tree Friends. The Star Wars series is a popular one and features various characters from the movie.
This set is perfect for every Star Wars fan. And these aren’t just empty USB flash drives that have cute designs. They are also programmed with exclusive digital content, such as wallpapers, screensavers, icons, and avatars. Not only that, but they also play sounds from the Star Wars movie when the drive is inserted or ejected from the computer. They offer these USB flash drives in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities.
If you collect these or any other series, be sure to store them in a durable case that can hold multiple drives. Then they can be protected, kept together, and have their value displayed for all to see. You could even make your own cover artwork for a case with a clear overlay. Most importantly, if you are collecting a valuable series like this, you want to keep the drives together and protect them from any damage.