Kicking around in technology since 2002. I like to write about technology products and ideas, but at the consumer level understanding. Some tech, but not too techie.
What is it about USB steampunk flash drives?Â Am I the only one with a keen interest in showing off these hand crafted USB drives?Â Could it be the material used which draws my attention?Â Could it be the fine detail of each device which peaks my interested?Â Could it be the impressive number of hours required to make each piece?Â I’m not sure, but I could flip through pages and pages of these USB steampunk drives.
For 2012, here are the top 12 styles.Â There is not particular order as each person will favor their own, but you will agree these are probably the 12 most unique designs you’ve seen the past twelve months.
If you look up ambiguous in the dictionary [or wiki page] you’ll probably find a picture of a USB flash drive.Â After all, aren’t they?Â Not with standing, Zana Design has put craft, materials and resource to the limit with their Apophis meteorite flash drive.
Of course, just being made with a meteorite seems like enough, but no, it also comes with a high-purity diamond embedded in it. The drive also incorporates African Black Wood, which is considered a rather high quality material.
As far as the actual thumb drive is concerned, it’s USB 3.0-compatible, and comes with 64GB of internal memory. It also has a lifetime warranty, so at least you know if anything goes wrong with your ultra-expensive drive, you will be able to get it replaced.
The device comes in two different flavors. Both have the diamond and meteorite, but the cheaper version also features silver and will set you back $1,130. The more expensive 18C gold model will set you back $1,990.
My buddy made the comment:Â