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`Star Wars' Flash Drives Bring `A New Hope'

Star Wars designer flash drives give computer geeks everywhere `a new hope.'

Star Wars designer flash drives give computer geeks everywhere `a new hope.'

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 17:28 GMT

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A company that makes designer USB flash drives is giving computer geeks “a new hope” for storing data.

MIMOBOT has just released a collection of Star Wars flash drives resembling iconic characters from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

The series includes a flash drive R2-D2, a Stormtrooper with a removable helmet that reveals either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo underneath, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi, specifically requested by fans.

MIMOBOT founder Evan Blaustein says the gadgets make perfect sense because Star Wars fans tend to use computers a lot anyway.

Since regular flash drives are pretty bland, designer ones can really personalize a work space.

He says, “It’s like you have a little friend safely storing your important data.”

Blaustein imagines that a conference or seminar would be much more fun if a businessman or professor plugged Obi-Wan Kenobi into their laptop rather than a boring old USB drive.

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