Cory Doctorow at 4:45 pm Tue, Feb 21, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
This lovely squid-shaped USB drive makes for a fine way to transfer information around. 4GB for $35.
Squid USB Flash Drive
(Disclosure: the vendor is a Boing Boing advertiser, though I didn't know it at the time that I wrote this post)
anybody have one of these? is it easy to swap the hardware with a reasonable amount of memory?
35 bucks? A plain 5 gig USB drive is about $5.
Greedy capitalists!Octopi Boingboing!
In true maker spirit, you could just hit the local toy store, buy a cheap plastic squid and make one yourself for much less.
This is in fact a squid from a toy store – I have the exact same one – with part of it sawed off.
It was fairly expensive, something like $15 (if not more), which contributes to the high price of this.
edit: I looked at the other photos on their site, and realized it’s not the same one (mine’s better) and theirs probably didn’t cost more than a dollar or two.
In my experience, you buy any but the most trusted brands in thumb drives and you get burned.
A squid downloading data is fast and bulbous, got it?
bulbous: also tapered!
It’ll be perfect for storing all of Bruce Schneier’s books!
A flash drive that will be annoying to put in my pocket, perfect!
It would make some people horny.
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