It’s a trap! Actually, it’s a flash drive! Behold, the might that is the Admiral Ackbar flash drive, courtesy of Mimoco.
Made by Mimoco, who also make flash drives of other licensed properties such as Transformers, Star Trek, GI Joe, and even My Little Pony, this is one of the many Star Wars mimobots. If you are not a fan of this native of Mon Calamari, you can also get Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3P0, R2-D2, or even the rare limited-edition Jar Jar Binks just to name a few (hardcore fans will appreciate the obscure Lobot and Boushh mimobots, as well as Slave girl Leia drives). This stylish little piece of tech honors the man who led the rebellion to victory in “Return of the Jedi”, as well as the creature responsible for creating the B-Wing fighter. Plus, he tastes great fried with a side of marinara sauce.
Standing two and a half inches tall and one inch wide, this high speed USB 2.0 flash drive comes in a few different capacities, ranging from 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, all the way up to 64 GB. Compatible for both Window and Mac operating systems, the drive comes pre-loaded with desktop wallpapers, app icons, and avatars to pimp your computer out. When you plug this mimobot into your computer, a little red light glows between his legs to let you know it is being read. The illustration of Ackbar on the front is not only cute, but captures the intensity that this military genius was known to have. Plus, he is one of the few mimobots to have a unique mold, with two eyes jutting out of the sides. The paint job has tremendous amount of detail, from his 80’s ochre smock to all of the weird grooves on his fishy head.
This is not my first mimobot, in fact I believe it is my seventh (my collection includes Captain Picard, Jake the Dog and Finn the Human from “Adventure Time”, and Bruce Lee to name a few), and they are a lot of fun to have. Being that they are shaped differently and feature a fancy design, they do cost more than the average flash drive, but it is worth it. The hard plastic shell makes them more durable than most flash drives, and they are definitely conversation pieces when you whip one of them out to do a data transfer, something I do often in my line of work. For the price you pay, these are also pretty fast drives, making that exchange of info quick and efficient.
You can order the Admiral Ackbar mimobot flash drive directly from Mimoco, starting at $25 for the 8 GB model, and $70 for the 64 GB one. I love Mimobots, and if you are as nerdy as I am, there is no reason not to own at least one, especially when it has the face of a martial arts icon like Bruce Lee on it. This drive is both fun and functional, and I definitely recommend you get one for yourself.