The Mechanical USB Flash Drive You Can’t Buy

flashdriveI had to show you this USB Flash Drive. Absolutely stunning. The “crazy” guy who did it had to harvest parts from a total of 6 different pocket watches. Then it took him 12 hours to assemble them. It’s 16GB running at 110 x. It is made out of purple heart, has approximately 26 Ruby’s which look great when the USB drive catches the light. When it is  plugged it glows green from underneath the gears! He did only one. Sold it at flash drive speed for a cool $165. But watch out (pun intended): he may come with a new one-off model very soon. Etsy.


10 Responses to “The Mechanical USB Flash Drive You Can’t Buy”

  1. 1 Jeff Nicklus Jun 7th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    This guy needs to find a new product!

    Sold the item for $165.00 after 12 hours of labor = $13.75 per hour income …… cost of parts ???? ….. Overhead ?????? …. creating an art piece and having Cyril give a nod: Priceless.

    Over & Out,


  2. 2 Lyle Jun 7th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Maybe it’s something he likes doing. And it always costs more when making the first of something.
    Cool steampunk piece!

  3. 3 Greg Alsom Jun 7th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Like motorcycle builders it’s evident this guy is not doing it for money but for the challenge of being creative.

  4. 4 gustian Jun 7th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I make a bow for such a prove of creativity.



  5. 5 nicker Jun 7th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    “…. the challenge of being creative….”

    Spot On……….!!
    And more power to him…..!!

    Because creativity is exactly what made this country Great.
    Not the drivel produced by the 33% of Americans under 30 who “Prefer” Socialism or the other 30% who are “undecided.” (See the Fund for American Studies –

    (have i used up my posting allotment yet?)

  6. 6 J Jun 8th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Wow dude- I would seriously pay you 5 times what you charged for the first one- brilliant stuff, worth it just to keep my amused at my desk!

  7. 7 GTLover Jun 8th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    There’s what it costs…and then there’s what somebody is willing to pay for it. That said, this is a bargain. How much are those drives with Ducati’s name on them?

  8. 8 David Jun 8th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Nicker I far as I am concerned you have an unlimited posting allotment!! I agree with you 1000%.


  9. 9 Pepper Jun 9th, 2009 at 1:46 pm


  10. 10 Arie Jun 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    An incredible piece of work! Outstanding job!

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