“Holy Flash Drive, Batman!”

Limited Edition Vintage Batman Mimobot

If you’ve ever wondered why flash drives have to be dull…well, it turns out they don’t.

Thanks to a friend—artist Barbara LaPlaca Hardy—I discovered Mimobot: Designer USB Flash Drives. The other day she Fed-Ex’d me some files and when I opened the envelope out popped the cutest little flash drive I’d ever seen. A handwritten note was included, saying “I need the drive back—sorry!”

Perfectly understandable. Who in her right mind would want to part with a whacky little character like this?

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In 2005, the Boston-based design house Mimoco decided to add a whole lot of dash to the commonplace flash and Mimobot flash drives were born. Thus, drab data storage became a colorful, collectable underground art toy.

OK, Babs, you can have your bot back now, because I just ordered two—a vintage Batman drive for me, and Gary Baseman’s Toby for my wife. (If I’d only ordered one I’d have a fight on my hands.)

Gary Baseman's Toby

The stats are sweet & simple:

  • 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB capacities
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0
  • Mac/PC compatible
  • 2.5″ tall by 1″ wide

And there are loads of characters to choose from.

“Come on, Robin, to the Bat Cave! There’s not a moment to lose! We’ve got to get our hands on some cool Mimobots!”

You can order yours at www.mimoco.com