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TDKR Flash Drive Makes Accessing Your Data Painful for Batman

Dark Knight Rises USB

Batman’s got the brains, the brawn, and the money, so it’s no wonder that he rose to the top of the superhero food chain without actually having any superpowers. Regardless of how you feel for Bruce Wayne and his ethics, you can’t really deny that this Dark Knight Rises Batman flash drive is off the wall and pretty awesome, in more ways than one.

First of all, it doesn’t really look like a flash drive. It looks like a miniature bust of Batman in all his splendor–but take off his head (yes, you have to decapitate Batman every time you access your data) and you’ve got your flash drive right there. Plug the dock into your computer and the bat logo on Batman’s chest lights up. Plug his head in and Batman’s eyes will glow a cool blue. Sounds pretty creepy, but it look’s extremely cool.

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Oppa Gangnam Style USB Drive Will Make You Go ‘Op, Op, Op..’

Gangnam Style USB Drive

PSY’s Gangnam Style has broken records in both the real world and in the virtual world. It’s currently the third most-watched video on YouTube and it has inspired countless video parodies, Halloween costumes, and art installations ever since it hit. It looks like the folks over at USB Geek are jumping on the PSY bandwagon as well with the release of the PSY Gangnam Style USB Drive.

The PSY-inspired flash drive comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities and is coated with a durable silicone casing. It’s USB 2.0 certified and functions just like any other flash drive out there in the market. Perfect for storing and sharing your own Oppa-tastic parody of PSY’s hit tune. My only beef with the design is that it doesn’t feature PSY posed in the signature dance move from Gangnam Style. Now that would’ve been way cooler.

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USB Toaster Hub with Toast Flash Drives are Deliciously Geeky

Toaster Hub

USB hubs and custom flash drives don’t get any more adorable than this. This might not be the first time that we’ve seen quirky USB drives of this kind (remember the Mini Cooper Flash Drive?), but these certainly take the cake in their category–or is it the toast?

The hub and thumbdrives are perfectly complementary, given that the former is in the shape of a miniature toaster while the latter are shaped like teeny, tiny yummy slices of toast. Of course, the toaster hub works with USB drives of all shapes, sizes, and forms, but it’s way more fun to use it with the toast drives for obvious reasons.

The toaster hub comes with 4 USB 2.0 ports and a one-meter long cable. It’s also got an SD card reader on the side for all your card reading needs. Meanwhile, the toast flash drive has a 4GB capacity and comes in four colors (or designs): White (Tato), Yellow (Butta), Tan (Ry Ry), and Brown (Crisp).

Toast USB Drives

Unfortunately, the toaster and thumbdrives aren’t sold as a set and come off a bit pricey as a whole. The toaster hub is priced at $27.99, while each USB drive retails for $24.99.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Craziest Gadgets ]

Corsair Flash Padlock 2 Secure Flash Drive Reviewed. Verdict: Hurray for Hardened Security

By Ian Chiu

Some time ago, Corsair debuted their numeric padlock flash drive that allowed end users to unlock the storage by entering a four to ten digit PIN code. The obvious advantage of this implementation is to bypass software altogether, easily making it cross-platform friendly. However, the original version was hacked effortlessly by a group of dutch engineers armed with a simple 10K resistor.

To regain trust among consumers and lost reputation, Corsair is now back with Flash Padlock 2, and this time, the company didn’t take any chance by equipping the drive with 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Corsair also covers the components with epoxy compound to make it tamperproof; otherwise, the PCB would be exposed and likely be prone to hacking. In the performance department, you can expect the secure flash drive to hover around 17MB/s during read and 8MB/s during write. The Flash Padlock 2 is a bit weak in terms of small file write though, and it only comes in 8GB. Read on for the full review to check out all the extra security measures Corsair implemented to make drive safer.

[ Full Review @ Everything USB ]

Wallet Flash Drive Makes Keeping Storage on You Easy

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By Shane McGlaun

I used to try to carry a flash drive with me when I had a real job and actually left the house on occasion. More often than not, I left it at home because I forgot to pick it up and put it in my pocket. I tried a small flash drive that could fit in my wallet once, but it was too thick and made sitting uncomfortable.

A company called TopTech Products has announced a new flash drive that is shaped like a credit card and appears thin enough to not be a pain in the rear when sitting. The drive measures 3.4-inches x 2.1-inches x 0.11-inches.

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Put That eSATA Port To Good Use With A Dual-Interface Flash Drive

By Luke Anderson

I have two computers that sport eSATA ports on them that I’ve never touched. Sure, I even went the extra mile and made sure that the front ports on the case were hooked up, just in case I ever actually came across something useful that took advantage of it. It might finally come in handy if I ever picked up one of these new SSD drives from AO-Lab.

The new drive will instantly bring to mind thoughts of a USB flash drive, which is sort of is. It even has a USB connector, however, it also works with eSATA. If you happen to have a port that will take advantage of it, you can get read speeds that are almost 3x faster and write speeds that are twice as fast than if you used it with USB. If you’re one that does a lot of data transferring, this might be something to look into when it comes out. It will debut in 8, 16 and 32GB flavors. No word on pricing or availability.

[ AO-Lab ] VIA [ EverythingUSB ]

Recycle USB Flash Drive Is Bland, Eco-Friendly

By Luke Anderson

I hate to admit it, but rarely when I am shopping for a new gadget do I consider how “green” a gadget is. Yes, I know that there are plenty of companies out there that go out of their way to make it known that their product is good for the environment, but you tend to pay a premium to be environmentally friendly. If you’re the type that strives to be “green” then you’ll like this Recycle USB flash drive.

This eco-friendly gadget’s exterior is made up from 100% recycled newspaper. Hopefully you don’t put much weight into looks, because this one is about as boring as they get. At least they’re being offered in capacities ranging from 512MB-16GB. No word on pricing or availability.

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Corsair Shrinks The Flash Voyager

By Luke Anderson

I rather like those tiny USB drives that are only as big as is absolutely necessary. Unfortunately I tend to worry that I will either break or lose them. However, this new Flash Voyager Mini seems combines the rugged look and feel of their Voyager line with the tiniest of flash drives.

Essentially you have a tiny 4GB flash drive encased in rubber and set on a slider. Just move the button forward when you need to plug it in, and backward when not in use. It’s the perfect size to use as a keychain without really getting in the way. You can pick one up for just $29.99.

[ Corsair ] VIA [ EverythingUSB ]

Dunhill Bulldog USB Key Lets You Pay More For Less

By Luke Anderson

Rich people scare me. Okay, so not all of them do, but the ones that feel the need to spend $300 extra for an item that anyone else would pick up for dirt cheap. One such item I’m referring to is the Dunhill Bulldog USB Key, which is made from stainless steel and have a bulldog on the tip. No other special functions or abilities, yet for some reason it will run you $350. I guess if you really love bulldogs or enjoy lighting cigars with $100 bills, you’ll love this drive.

[ Dunhill ] VIA [ EverythingUSB ]