If you’ve gone anywhere near the Internet last year, you've probably been reminded that 2010 was the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. This fact has been celebrated in a myriad of ways including but not limited to: magazine articles, a book, and several special edition toys.
One of the cooler and most functional ways in which consumers were encouraged to celebrate the release of the greatest film of all-time* was Mimoco’s newest series of Star Wars flash drives. This group features Luke Skywalker in Hoth gear, a Snowtrooper, a Wampa, and a limited edition variant of Lobot but the most wonderful option is clearly the last remaining Jedi Master, Yoda.
Complete with his walking stick and a snake around his neck, Yoda stands peacefully blissful, watching over all of your personal files stored inside his mind. A tiny green LED light at his feet indicates when he’s memorizing that which you deem necessary. The drive is also preloaded with plenty of cool Star Wars bonuses like wallpapers, icons, avatars, and screensavers to completely cement your reputation as a true blue fan of the Saga.
In terms of memory, the drives are available in sizes ranging from 2GB to 16GB, which may seem a bit inferior in a world where portable 1TB hard drives are available but if Yoda taught us anything, it was that size matters not. Yoda was small and look where it got him; his tiny form was full of wisdom accrued over 900 years of existence. The size is not an issue as, like any good Jedi Master would tell you, knowing which lessons and experiences most deserve to be remembered is more important than the ability to remember everything. Also, Yoda fought the Emperor to a draw – who else would you want protecting your digital goods?
So when you’re trying to decide on which flash drive to put your most critical information, go with a name you trust. Go with Yoda. However, you must remember: use this critical information only for knowledge and defense, never for attack. Actually… okay, attacking someone with a licensed Star Wars flash drive will probably never enter your mind but I’m still warning you against doing it.
If you want to guarantee that you'll receive one, check it out on Amazon.
* = it’s sort of an opinion but also sort of completely true
Congrats to Rich L. who has won the Yoda flash drive! Thanks to all who entered.
We’ll draw one winner by random on January 25th. We use random.org to generate the random winner.