Japan's Solid Alliance may be the king of USB flash drive retailers but the company's execs have decided that's not good enough - they're now charging a king's ransom for a thumb drive so exclusive you can thumb your nose at all and sundry.
Yes, it takes the princely sum of one million yen - about $10,000 - to buy the Mnemosyne USM Memory. Professionally hand-crafted from solid aluminum buffed to a mirror finish, the Mnemosyne owes its striking good looks to Milan-based Italian Design Studio Toshi Satoji Design.
It holds a very respectable 16GB of data... that is, once you break down the 3" square cube to access the actual USB key ensconced at its center.
Part Rubik's Cube, part jigsaw puzzle and part Borg starship, the Mnemosyne USB Memory is definitely like nothing you've ever seen before and obviously that's a big part of its allure.
Is it worth ten grand, though? Depends... on who you want to impress. If the answer is "everyone", then Solid Alliance would very much like to hear from you. (via Asiajin and MyCom)