USB flash drive: meet an aircraft tailfin

Eastern USB tailfin.jpgIn our line of work we see a lot of USBs from airlines, manufactures, and suppliers. They vary from being unbranded to having a simple logo to having the logo engraved in a bamboo casing to being combined with a laser pointer. (That’s the only reason we go to airshows: to collect the USB swag. Shh! Don’t tell.)

I thought I had seen them all, but these Bader Models USB flash drives with an aircraft tailfin sent my current USBs fleeing from their port and taking cover. And no wonder: they’re pretty sweet. They cover current (BA) and past airlines (Pan Am) as well as tailfins that have an engine in them (DC-10 and, my favourite, the L-1011).

At US$53 for 4GB they are not cheap, but surely some company wants to please aerospace journos at the next airshow?

DC-10 USB tailfin.jpg



KLM USB tailfin.jpg



4 Responses to USB flash drive: meet an aircraft tailfin

  1. John from Australian Business Traveller 25 January, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    Brilliant! Showed this to the AusBT team and we think these are awesome. I totally want a DC-10 tail in Virgin colours. The only downside is that it’ll cover up all of the USB ports on my laptop…still, I agree: WANT.

  2. Will Horton 25 January, 2011 at 12:59 am #

    Only problem there is Virgin never operated a DC-10 or any tri-jets. But if you do manage to get such a USB drive, let me know. It would be a nifty sight.

  3. John from Australian Business Traveller 25 January, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    Oh, yeah, I know, but there’d be a certain Laker Skytrain poetry to it, wouldn’t there? They do say they can make any tail/paint combo.

  4. Megan 2 February, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Cool but pretty expensive. I will see if Plane Pieces Inc can design something cheaper and cooler.

    -Magan

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