Some flash drives are expensive because they have impressive storage capacities, but these flash drives are a completely different story. Expensive because of their looks, rather than their capabilities, the USB drives described below are all perfect examples of extravagance.
The Golden Stick
White Lake fashioned a golden USB flash drive that’s sure to make an impression. It is custom made by Erwin de Vroome and can be produced with 14 carat gold or 18 carat gold. If diamonds are more your style, then you can have those as well for a price of about $3,500. If you purchase the Golden Stick without the extra bling, it will cost you only (only!) around $2,885.
The Mnemosyne, named after the Greek Goddess of memory, was created by a Milan-based Italian Design Studio. It is hand-crafted and made-to-order by Solid Alliance.
The Mnemosyne is a 16GB flash drive that sells for a million yen, which is about $10,000 American dollars. For the money, you receive what essentially amounts to a flash drive in a cage. The flash drive arrives fully encompassed in a six-part cube puzzle, a small aluminium prison. While taking apart the cube puzzle shouldn’t prove to be too difficult, putting it back together again probably will.
The Magic Mushroom
As if the above flash drives weren’t pricey enough, Swiss jeweler La Maison Shawish upped the expensive flash drive ante by creating a Magic Mushroom USB flash drive covered in diamonds and other precious gems.
Several beautiful variations of the gemstone-lade gadget have been created by the master jeweler, with the most expensive costing nearly $37,000. Yes, that’s right: One of these flash drives will cost you about an entire year’s salary.
Shawish reportedly said the product was inspired by the magic mushrooms in Alice and Wonderland. We’re sure Lewis Carroll would be proud (although even he probably wouldn’t be able to afford one of these little devices). A yellow gold Magic Mushroom with white diamonds and rubies costs $24,400, while a pink gold mushroom embellished with pink sapphires and white diamonds is listed for $16,500.
The most luxurious of the Magic Mushroom line is set in white gold with an exquisite combination of emeralds and white diamonds. This flash drive will set you back a hefty $36,900.
These expensive flash drives are probably not going to be on any of our shopping lists anytime soon, but it’s still interesting to see what the people who already have everything like to spend their money on. If you’re like most people, though, and you don’t have bottomless pockets, you’ll probably want to invest in some less expensive flash drives. That’s where CFgear comes in. This American company (based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) specializes in delivering affordable custom flash drives to businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations who want useful promotional tools. All of CFgear’s flash drives are backed by a lifetime warranty, so you can rest assured that your flash drive order will be reliable for years to come. For more information, visit them at cfgear.com today.