Flash drives used to have some value, but these days, I’ve got boxes full of them – mostly handed to me by vendors presenting their products. To garner attention, companies have handed me USB drives that look like everything from a metal horse, to a twig, to a key fob from a $100,000 car. But all of those designs pale in comparison to these beautiful handcrafted flash drives from artist Magen Kening.
These one-of-a-kind steampunk flash drives are crafted from materials like copper, brass, and glass. They look kind of what Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver would look like if he lived in Victorian times.
Most of the drives have LED lighting built in, but the coolest one has to be the one with the spinning DNA double helix inside.
You can see the spinning helix in action in the video below…
Is that not the coolest flash drive you’ve ever seen? Incredible work, Magen. And check out this motorized gatling gun flash drive:
Amazing! They’ve also got one with a nixie tube that lights up:
If you’re interested in getting your hands on one of these amazing pocket-sized works of art, you can find them all over on Etsy. Prices start around $199 and go up to as much as $499 (USD).