PNY Builds a Lego-Compatible USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives are generally not interesting enough to write news posts about, but today we were persuaded by PNY's new adorable device. The company has partnered with the Lego group to build a USB 2.0 flash drive in the shape of a Lego brick. (Okay, we've seen these before, but c'mon, it's Lego.)

The USB drives will be available in various distinct Lego colors in both 8 GB and 16 GB capacities. They will have a capless sliding design and come with a key fob so you can attach it to your keychain. But let's not forget the most important specification: The USB drive is compatible with regular Lego bricks. 

That last specification is both what makes this product as cool as it is worrisome. It will be a perfect way of hiding your USB drive, but it's also the perfect way of losing track of it, only to find it again 10 years later in some forgotten bin of Legos.

Pricing is set at $7.99 for the 8 GB model and $12.99 for the 16 GB unit. Included in the packaging is the USB drive itself, along with a single 2 by 4 Lego brick.

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  • Merry_Blind
    Definitely getting this if, for some reasons, I need to replace my 8GB USB drive.
  • mrmotion
    at least the price is reasonable for a non-standard looking usb drive. I was expecting lego prices.
  • sadsteve
    Heh, perfect drives to build an array with! :)