SanDisk Sues All Competitors For USB Drive Patent Infringement

SanDisk, flash memory cock o' the walk, is suing 25 companies for infringement of five key USB-drive patents. We finally got a list of companies that SanDisk is suing, and I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "It's all of 'em." Kingston, Buffalo, Dane-Elec, Corsair, Kanguru—they're all there. Jump for the press… » 10/25/07 10:55am 10/25/07 10:55am

New mimobots Bring Some Friends of the Happy Tree Variety

I know that underneath their tarted-up plastic shells, they're just regular USB drives, but I dig the whole mimobot concept anyway because I have a soft spot for overpriced art toys. While the guts haven't changed since the last update (1, 2, or 4GB sizes, for $50, $70 and $110, respectively), mimoco just dropped 15… » 8/08/07 12:17pm 8/08/07 12:17pm

Gold USB Flash Drive, Another Insane Indulgence?

Okay, we're starting to see a trend here. If a device turns into a commodity, start gussying it up with gold plating, or even solid gold. Is that what's happened with this Younous swing gold flash drive, holding 512MB to 16GB of ordinary data underneath its seemingly extraordinary exterior? It's just 8.7mm thick, easy… » 7/27/07 1:30pm 7/27/07 1:30pm