The 12GB, $129 Zippo-looking USB Drive

Eschewing the normal NAND memory in favor of an old-fashioned mechanical HD, the Monster Drive from US Modular is a different breed of thumbdrive. With roughly the same size and looks as your standard Zippo, the Monster packs 12GB of storage into a slick stainless steel shell. Coupled with the blue LED on the end to display the reading and writing of data, you have something that looks totally “boss.”

It’s ready to go with USB 2.0 and shock resistance. If Maverick from Top Gun used a thumbdrive, this is the one he’d use. It ships in November for $129, not a bad price considering how much Rock n’ Roll is included with your geek.

Looks like a Zippo, sotres 12 GB [Mobile Mag]