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Unitek HDD/Speaker/Hub

Unitek HDD/Speaker/Hub

The gadget gurus at Brando have a new combination uber-dock up; it could use an eSATA port (it uses USB 2.0), but still packs a 2.5″/3.5″ HDD dock, two USB ports and 3W speakers.

SNES Cartridge USB Hub

SNES Cartridge USB Hub

Kristofer Hammar’s DIY SNES Cartridge USB Hub is fast and easy; three out of four ports are available, with the last is permanently attached to a flash drive dongle for storage.

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USB Finger

USB Finger

It’s not for the squeamish, but Jerry Jalava turned the loss of his ring finger into a chance to get cyborged out with a USB Finger; it packs a Bilix Linux distro, CouchDBX and Ajatus.

Dexim Shu-Lip

Dexim Shu-Lip

If the new iPod Shuffle’s proprietary earbuds give you pause, Dexim’s Shu-Lip just might make it worthwhile: it eliminates the need for a separate cable a-la the 1G Shuffle.

Apricorn Aegis Mini

Apricorn Aegis Mini

Billed as the highest capacity pocket drive on the market, Apricorn’s Aegis Mini is a 1.8″ hard drive that weighs just 3.7 oz, yet can hold up to 240GB; choose from USB and FireWire.

Video: SSD Awesomeness

Video: SSD Awesomeness

We’re happy with one solid-state drive, but the geeks over at Samsung put a whopping 24 SSDs in RAID with blazing fast results; 53 programs in 18s and DVD rip xfer in 0.8s FTW! Thanks, Alex!

LaCie USB Keys

LaCie USB Keys

They’re not just shaped like keys–LaCie’s USB Keys and microSD card reader can be hung from your keychain; sturdy metal and Gold SIP tech lets them survive scrapes and water.

iPhone USB Drive

iPhone USB Drive

It’s too bad this iPhone-shaped USB drive is Taiwan-only; you’re virtually guaranteed to get the ladies gushing over it’s bendy uber-cuteness, made possible by a flexible rubber body.

Floppy Disc CDRs

Floppy Disc CDRs

Physical media will eventually go the way of the dino, but until then we’ll settle for Baba Akcja’s Floppy Disk CDRs, which are a double dose of nostalgia; they’re shaped like 3.5″ floppies.

LaCie Hard Disk MAX

LaCie Hard Disk MAX

Look, it’s a monolith: LaCie’s Hard Disk MAX is an all-black mirror polished enclosure for a pair of 1 TB drives (RAID 0 or 1). The ominous blue LED? It turns Jovian planets into stars.

Repisa N5 Shelves

Repisa N5 Shelves

They don’t exactly stay out of sight when not in use, but Sebastian Errazuriz’s Repisa N5 folding shelves let you periodically mix things up while looking swank in a dark finish.

Laptop Cooler + HDD

Laptop Cooler + HDD

Never content with piddly single function gadgets, Brando’s laptop cooler also squeezes in 2.5″ SATA HDD bay and 3 USB ports; in effect, it doubles as a docking station.

Gun Rack Organizer

Gun Rack Organizer

Even machine guns have identity crises: Stuart Fingerhut’s Gun Rack Organizer is an AK-47 with birds and a girl on a swing, all of which are useful places to stow your keys and mail.

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Nissan GT-R Toolbox

Nissan GT-R Toolbox

If your GT-R is lonely in that big ol’ acid-stained garage, check out this limited edition Snap-on toolbox; it’s covered with a Nissan GT-R graphic and includes a keyfob-shaped key.

Samsung 256GB SSD

Samsung 256GB SSD

Samsung’s 256GB SSD is finally going into mass production; with capacities that rival laptop HDDs and blazing fast 200-220MB/s read/write speeds, we can’t wait to get our hands on one.

USB Man

USB Man

It looks like a medieval torture rack, but USB Man has much simpler intentions: the little guy is actually a powered four-port USB hub with a small footprint and generous 45″ cord.

Dr. Who Tardis USB Hub

Dr. Who Tardis USB Hub

Don’t let its police box disguise fool you; this Dr. Who Tardis USB Hub can travel through time at at USB 2.0 speeds with its four ports; it even has a blue siren up top and sound effects.

Datamore Porte

Datamore Porte

Most HDD enclosures are pretty stale, but Datamore’s Porte sports sleek racecar looks and a Lambo-esque scissor door; it comes in USB and eSATA versions, but is sold in Korea only.

WD My Passport Studio

WD My Passport Studio

Clearly targeted towards MacBook owners, Western Digital’s My Passport Studio not only looks the part but includes a FireWire 800 interface; it’s available in 500GB and 400GB sizes.

Concept: Dog Bookstands

Concept: Dog Bookstands

These Dog Bookstands by Charles Kalpakian put the funk in shelving; we’re honestly not sure what to make of them, other than that we’d snap up a few of these puppies if they’re ever made.

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Prime SSD-RAID Server

Prime SSD-RAID Server

Forget HDD: DosPara’s Prime SSD-RAID Server features solid state drives on a RAID 0 array, with 1119 MB/s read and 442 MB/s write. It also sports a Core 2 Duo CPU and 4GB of RAM.

Bali-USB Drive

Bali-USB Drive

Based off the balisong, a Filipino butterfly knife, this Bali-USB Drive only slices and dices files. The 2GB drive is made out of ABS plastic and flips out with hidden pivot pins. Thanks, Pek!

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