In case you've missed earlier editions of Mimobot's Star Wars USB drives, they've returned (a la Jedi) with new, cuter than ever characters.
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We love pretty much everything about mimobots—designer USB flash drives that come in flavours from Star Wars sex to pirates—except their designer price. But through Monday, they've knocked 36 percent off everything they sell (because that's how much of its value the Dow has lost through year), officially bring them into reasonably priced geek.gift territory.
Fans of the undeniably geek-chic Mimobot flash drives will be pleased to hear there's a new edition out for this year's fast-approaching All Hallow's Even... the RayD8gig. It's an 8-gigabyte inverse colour version of RayD8, and it glows in the dark, ohoho yes. But if you're tempted you need to move fast: there's a strictly limited edition of just 200 of these hitting the streets. Yours, skeletally, for $US100.
Mimobot, fine purveyors of geeky collectible flash drives, have introduced the next batch of Star Wars flash drives. There's an egg-headed C-3PO, Wicket, Imperial Guard and my favourite, Emperor Palpatine, who's channeling Dark Side force zaps at all times, keeping your data safe. Like the last batch they can play Star Wars sounds when you mount and unmount, if you want to go there.
The latest batch of mimobot designer flash drives for Spring continue their artist series, this time fronting Italian artist Simone Legno's Tokidoki brand. There's just three in the set, but they're all pretty awesome: Pirate Nero, obviously a frickin' pirate; Pastaio, who looks like demon kitty chef; and Meletta, which has a monkey on it. They're 1, 2 and 4GB and are fast enough for ReadyBoost. As always, you're not paying for the guts (US$40, US$60, US$100) but the candy coating, which we still think is pretty sweet.
The Star Wars Series 2 mimobots—Luke, Leia, Han and Boba Fett—that were due last month are finally shipping tomorrow, three months after going up for pre-order. They've got a brand new feature that I'm not sure if I love or hate: When you plug in or eject the drive, it plays sounds from Star Wars, in case your coworkers didn't already know you were a virgin.
Apparently designed for tree-hugging hippies, Castro residents and ex-Hello Kitty addicts, the latest Mimobots are the same-old USB memory sticks dressed in new plastics. And yes, like the previous generations, these FriendsWithYou models are equally as cute, sugar-level-boostery and almost-irresistible. Almost. I personally like Super Malfi, the flower-power smallpox one.
Mimobots, those adorable USB flash drives created to look like various characters, are about to be joined by a new set of Star Wars peeps. Sure, Darth Vader, Chewy, R2-D2 and a Stormtrooper have been out for a while, but now you can preorder Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Boba Fett. What, no Admiral Akbar? Ah well. In any case, these dudes will drop come January, but you can put your order in for them now. They'll set you back $US50 for a 1GB drive, $US70 for 2GB, and $US110 for 4GB.
Mimoco's got these Limited Edition Master Chief USB Drives in 1, 2 and 4GB sizes. They're preloaded with artwork from the upcoming Halo novel and an episode of "This Spartan Life", they're pricey at $109 for the larger model, but given the Halo feeding frenzy, they would still sell out of the limited run if they charged 50% more.
I know that underneath their tarted up plastic shells, they're just regular USB drives, but I dig the whole mimobot concept anyway because I have a soft spot for overpriced art toys. While the guts haven't changed since the last update (1, 2, or 4GB sizes, for $50, $70 and $110, respectively), mimoco just dropped 15 new designs. The kickers are probably the Happy Tree Friends series, which is loaded up with animations, screensavers and other presumably bloody HTF content, so they're undoubtedly great presents for small children.