12 nerdy flash drives to punch up your boring desk

Only superheroes and other fictional characters can keep your files this secure.

Feb 29, 2020, 9:24 am*

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Christine Burkson

Novelty flash drives are the new keychains. They pay tribute to our favorite fandoms, while serving a practical purpose. You get to nerd out about your beloved show, comic, or game, and get some work done too.

For those who’d like to add a little flair to their boring desk setting, these flash drives are just for you. Only superheroes and other fictional characters can keep your files this secure.

1) Steampunk flash drive

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If, for some reason, you were to lose your secret files, this 16 GB flash drive only unlocks if you enter the code. It’s inspired by one of Da Vinci’s sketches. (There’s a Da Vinci code joke here somewhere.)

Price on ThinkGeek: $49.99

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2) Lego flash drive

Amazon

Everything is awesome about this 64GB drive. Especially the part where they actually attach to other Lego bricks. Good luck finding it, though!

Price: $34.95

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3) Serenity flash drive

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Don’t blame us if you spend more time playing with this ship at your desk than actually getting any work done. You might be inclined to plug it into your computer once you’ve discovered it will light up the ship.

Price on ThinkGeek: $29.99

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4) Iron Man flash drive

Amazon

You may not have Jarvis, but you can lock up your secret Ultron files in this 32 GB drive. The eyes light up when you plug in. Somewhere, Tony Stark is rolling his eyes at the simplicity.

Price on Amazon: $25.99

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5) TARDIS flash drive

Amazon

You may lose track of wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, but you won’t lose any files with this 8GB drive. The storage is much bigger on the inside.

Price on Amazon: $21.95

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6) Game of Thrones flash drives

ThinkGeek

This is one time you won’t want to stick ‘em with the pointy end. The 8GB of storage is on the other side where the USB is. No one will try to steal your files with this kind of defense though.

Price on ThinkGeek: $19.99

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7) Mother of Dragons flash drive

ThinkGeek

This ultra-thin USB flash drive is waterproof, but Khaleesis will be disappointed to find out it’s not fireproof. Hopefully the 8GB of storage will make up for it.

Price on ThinkGeek: $19.99

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8) Batman flash drive

Amazon

Hey, regardless of what your feelings on Batman vs. Superman are, a 16GB flash drive will never let you down. Unless you need 17GB of storage.

Price on Amazon: $17.99

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9) BB-8 flash drive

Amazon

If you don’t mind temporarily beheading Poe’s beloved companion droid, he will keep your files as safe as that missing piece of the map to Luke Skywalker.

Price on Amazon: $13.99

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10) Mario flash drive

Amazon

Here we go! It might seem a little weird for Mario’s head to be popping out of your computer, but it’s really not any weirder than a heroic plumber saving a princess hundreds of times despite always losing her. By the way, Mario’s head can store 16GB of knowledge.

Price on Amazon: $12.99

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11) Minecraft flash drive

Amazon

If you can’t bring yourself to kill the livestock, these little piggies make excellent storage. Each can contain 8GB of non-pixelated storage.

Price on Amazon: $11.98

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12) Nerf flash drive

Amazon

It’s Nerf, or 8GB of nothing! (Or 8GB of whatever you store on here.)

Price: $9.20

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2016, 1:30 pm