Geeky Valentine’s Gift: Mimobot Flash Drive’s in Love!

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

‘Tis the season for romantic gifts, and having been on the receiving end of plenty of flowers and candy in my life, I have to say that I prefer something a little more practical. Still, it is nice to have a bit of a romantic theme, so here’s one suggestion:

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It’s the Pink Meletta designer USB flash drive from Mimobot, a neat company that figured out that a lot of people like gadgets that are, well, cute. I for one use flash drives constantly because on any given day, I might use three different computers but be working on the same document. Also, I lose things, so being able to hook it to my keychain is a definite plus.

And the reason I think this one is particularly appropriate for Valentine’s Day is that it also has a love story attached to it. Mimobot drives come with preloaded content–graphics, sounds and video. This one has a short cartoon: “Meletta is in LOVE! Someone snuck past that monkey on her head and gave her a kiss, and now she’s blushing pink and black!”

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My additional suggestion in regards to thumb drives as gifts: Add your own content! It might seem cheesy, but some girls (and guys, I assume!) like cheesy. After all, if you’ve ever seen (or read) High Fidelity, you know that a mix tape is the ultimate expression of love–so why not load up a cute flash drive with your favorite MP3s?

P.S. If your significant other isn’t the cute monkey type, Star Wars is always a good option. I kind of want the Princess Leia one.

Also, if you don’t like this idea (or even if you do), stay tuned to [GAS] in the next few days for a more extensive Valentine’s Geek Gift Guide!





2 Responses to Geeky Valentine’s Gift: Mimobot Flash Drive’s in Love!

  1. I think this is exceptionally cool. I got a sexy flash drive for my girlfriend, and added a very important component – file hiding software for flash drives to hide all our personal photos and vids… I really recommend for all of you wild couples out there that don't want to end up in some website one day…

    Actually there are couple of products. One called Lockngo (http://www.keynesis.com/index2.html) which is extremely simple, but does all the tricks, and truecrypt (www.truecrypt.org) that is free but requires serious computer knowledge.

    I went with the lockngo one, my girl loves it.

    Recommended.

    d.

  2. I think this is exceptionally cool. I got a sexy flash drive for my girlfriend, and added a very important component – file hiding software for flash drives to hide all our personal photos and vids… I really recommend for all of you wild couples out there that don't want to end up in some website one day…

    Actually there are couple of products. One called Lockngo (http://www.keynesis.com/index2.html) which is extremely simple, but does all the tricks, and truecrypt (www.truecrypt.org) that is free but requires serious computer knowledge.

    I went with the lockngo one, my girl loves it.

    Recommended.

    d.