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The Pentode – USB flash storage with a steampunk flair

on August 21, 2013 1:00 pm


If you want a USB flash drive that won’t look like any other you’ve seen, check out the 16GB Pentode USB Flash Drive from the SlavaTech store on Etsy.  The drives are made of copper and an “electron tube made in the USSR in 1981″.  The flash drive is a high-quality SanDisk with SanDisk SecureAccess software.  The drives are available with your choice of blue, red, green, or yellow backlights.  The 16GB drive sells for $69.00.  An 8GB version is available for $59.00, and a 32GB version is $85.00.  Flash drives are also available in other steampunk styles at SlavaTech.


  1. 1
    Bill Henderson says:

    Love these!

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    Cazi says:

    I adore anything steampunky; these are right up my street, plus Im a sucker for flashing LED’s lol. The blue and green are just gorgeous.

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    VernC says:

    Recycling at its best but hard to otherwise justify the price.

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    John Kes says:

    Very nice, but be careful not to drop it on the floor.

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    p51d007 says:

    Now that is cool! I have a very soft spot for tubes. My “development” in tubes hearkens back to the days in the mid to late 70’s as a teenager, working in a television shop. If anyone knows how hot a horizontal output tube gets when the horizontal oscillator tube goes nuts, knows what I mean. I didn’t know a 6LQ6 could glow cherry red and still work. :)

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    Joe says:

    love it but too pricey……:(

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    Meredyth says:

    Love this:D
    It is a bit spendy, but since it is handmade (etsy) I could justify the cost.

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