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Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech

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I’ve already got more flash drives than I know what to do with, but every once in a while I’ll see some that I need to add to my seemingly endless collection anyway. With these cool flash drives made out of old vacuum tubes, you’ll be able to send your data back in time.

red vacuum tube flash drive

They’re made by Latvian steampunk artist Slava Tech, and use old Pentode tubes as containers for USB flash memory. The coolest part is how they glow from the red, green or blue LED inside. It would be really cool if he made one with an orange LED for a more authentic look, though the red one is pretty close.

blue vacuum tube flash drive

Each one is based on a high quality SanDisk flash drive, set into an old Russian vacuum tube from the 1980s, and accented with copper details.

green vacuum tube flash drive

Prices for the¬†vacuum tube flash drives¬†range from $69 to $79(USD), and they’re currently available in either 8GB or 16GB storage options.





Comments (3):

  1. Joshua Syna says:

    Very cool! Never heard of this.

    Joshua Syna
    http://www.tejastubes.com

  2. Bmitol says:

    The blue is ok especially if you had a gassy tube. Definitely a sign it’s going south or already did. LoL

  3. Trish says:

    Very Warehouse 13!

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