By Andrew Liszewski
Not that it’s a competition or anything, but Target once again proves they’re the king of really awesome gift cards. While their glowing Wii cards looked really cool, these Speed Racer themed ones that feature a USB flash drive are actually useful, to a certain degree. They include an integrated inch-long USB cable that sits flush in the card and is easily released using a mechanical switch located on the bottom edge. The cards unfortunately only have a capacity of about 62.8 MB, but 51.6 MB of that is filled with Speed Racer promotional materials. This includes a PDF coloring book featuring the Mach 5 and Racer X’s vehicles, coupons for Speed Racer toys, wallpaper, videos and even a cheat code for the Wii version of the Speed Racer game.
The cards are obviously being subsidized by Warner Brothers as part of the Speed Racer marketing campaign, but it’s not like 62.8 MB of flash memory is that expensive these days. And as far as I know Target doesn’t require you to actually put any money on the gift cards, but I still wouldn’t recommend just walking out of the store with a handful of them.