USB Japanese Fan Stores Data, Looks Dated


There are plenty of USB fans out there but most are of the oscillating type and none store data. Not so the Japanese Sensu USB 16GB fan.

This gracefully designed and hand-made fan adheres to traditional Japanese fan design precepts by being constructed from bamboo, wood and cotton covered by 5 layers of lacquer. The fabric displays an exquisite rendering of the gods of wind (Fujin) and thunder (Raijin) from Japanese mythology.


Pretty, yes, but inside the handle lurks a little bit of modern technology: a 16GB flash drive tipped with a USB connector. A 6-inch connecting cable is included with the Sensu fan and the package sells for 27,500 yen at GeekStuff4U, or around $295 at current exchange rates. (via Akihabara News)

Aug 28, 2009
by Anonymous

awesome find!

Neat and Savy tech goodie! Great find (=^-^=) !

Sep 29, 2009
by Anonymous

just cuz you put a usb drive

just cuz you put a usb drive in something doesn't make it cool. The whole point is that they're small, right? maybe i'm not a big enough nerd