In today’s world of everything being electronic and digital, its common practice to assume everyone has a computer, or has access to a computer by a family member or the public library. This assumption is no where more prevalent then in today’s school system and the homework the kids bring home. It is not a stretch of the imagination to have homework brought home multiple times a month that require a computer to complete it; could be writing a paper, or using the internet for research. Gone are the days of having floppy disks to keep all your school research and papers on to take with you, today, if you don’t have a thumb drive, you’re almost looked at like you have a disease, or you get a look of sympathy as if you’re out of touch. (The look I enjoy giving)
Its no secret that the market is inundated with USB flash drives. You can practically get one anywhere (short of the quarter machines in men’s bathrooms). So, why do I have a review about a flash drive? Well because in the scheme of things, especially with kids, the concern isn’t the transfer speeds or performance it offers (slightly slower then some, but still works great) or so much the capacity (that concern comes with their iPhones and iPods) but if it looks cool. The neater looking, the more unique, the better, and the better chance they won’t misplace it or forget it, meaning all those hours of research and writing won’t have to all be redone the night before its due!
The people at Mimoco have created not only unique and functional flash drives, but they’ve practically created a line of collectable figures, that can function as USB flash drives. I mean these things even stand up on your desk! Unless you actually know what it is, its hard to tell its even a flash drive of any kind.
Mimoco offers their own original designs, but also offer licensed products including DC Comics, Hello Kitty, Star Wars and Halo. I myself have the pleasure of getting the Vintage Batman MIMOBOT. The grey and black-clad Vintage Batman MIMOBOT is styled after the icon’s first ever appearance in Detective Comics #27 from May 1939! I mean how cool is that? I have a flash drive styled after Batman’s first appearance. On top of this thing coming with such a cool and unique visual style, it also have a few small extras included and comes pre-loaded with exclusive Batman MIMOBOT wallpapers, screensavers, and avatars, as all the MIMOBOTs do. The Batman MIMOBOT comes in flavors of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB. ( I myself have the 2GB model)
In February Mimoco will be including Robin, Catwoman and The Joker to their Batman line. More MIMOBOT series based on additional DC Comics’ characters, including Green Lantern (want it), Superman and The Flash (WILL have it), will follow in the near future.
Mimoco might seem a little more expensive then generic flash drives, but you can’t argue with just how unique and cool they are. I was originally writing this up as a parent, wanting to point out how such a unique flash drive could be useful, not only for your child to use, but to be responsible and to keep up with such a small item. Like I said above, give them something they’ll really like to where they’ll make sure they keep track of it, and you won’t have to stay up with them and redo a month’s project in a single night. Strangely enough though, the parent in me turn fan boy over the Vintage Batman I received, and that’s not even mentioning some of the other cool flash drives they have. If you’re a parent, collector, or just a fan of one of their particular licensed lines, Mimoco’s Designer flash drives are just too good to pass up.