If I may, I'd like to borrow a bit from comedian Bill Maher. New Rule: If you're going to ask $US1,000 for a steampunk device, it must actually do something, preferably related to steam power.
And something in this case cannot be "Kingston USB drive," which is what this is, and $US1,000 is exactly what designer Will Rockwell is asking for it.
Note to steampunk aficionados and aspiring designers: When you hobble something together, call it steampunk and charge $US1,000, whatever it is you're making better be powered by a steam engine and have the ability to fight battles on my behalf or fly like an airship. [Etsy via Born Rich]