Beautiful chrome puzzle USB key costs 1,000,000 yen

Are you rich and short about 16GB of storage? Buddy, have I got a product for you. The SolidAlliance Mnemosyne USB drive is a beautifully designed little object that not only looks money, but stores your deepest, chromiest secrets (or mp3s). What’s the catch, you ask? No catch! Unless you consider a price tag of $10,000 a catch.

Yes, like many pieces of excellent design (and, of course, many pieces of terrible design), the Mnemosyne is so overpriced as to be relegated to the position of status symbol. Aside from its colossal MSRP, there are some other problems. It will, of course, be a fingerprint magnet if you use it at all. And honestly, 16GB is a little skimpy for ten grand.

I’m sure they could contact Guinness if they wanted to and get the record for most expensive USB drive, but the peasants who that record would impress aren’t exactly their target demographic! HA HA HA! (rich guy laugh)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go sail around on my solid gold schooner, the “Galleon.” Get it — galleon? HA HA HA! Collar up!

[via Akihabara News]