Mottainai USB Flash: Japanese, Silk, Crystalline, and $850

Japanese USB fetishists SolidAlliance (maker of Sushi USB Flash Drives) has released an exceptionally expensive Flash stick—the Mottainai. 2 GB of memory housed in a case of bronze, crystals, a bit of gold and Nipponish flair will run you 100,000 Yen (or about $850). Mottainai refers to the concept of failure to maximize a thing's potential—which seems a bit counterintuitive with regards to a bling'd out memory stick.

Click through for photos of the box and a closeup of the drive.

Mottainai USB Flash: Japanese, Silk, Crystalline, and $850

Mottainai USB Flash: Japanese, Silk, Crystalline, and $850

Product Page (Japanese) [via Akihabara News]