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Whether you are into steampunk, antique radios, or unique industrial-looking pieces, you’ll love the radio tube USB flash drive.
Computers and technology are part of our daily lives, and we use them for document creation—both personal and for business—and information gathering. Often, file storage on our devises is limited, so we need something to store files and data or a way to make that information portable.
There is always the option of going the boring route: purchasing a flash drive from a retail store. While they have some variety of design, most of them are generic, boring, and indistinguishable from one another. If this doesn’t sound appealing to you and you want something different that expresses your individuality and puts your geekiness on display, this flash drive is what you’re looking for.
Constructed from a radio vacuum tube that was manufactured in the USSR in 1981, this unique piece is both artistic and functional. Unlike other flash drives, this one has a bit of weight to it because of the metal used in the construction of the radio tube. Like a real radio tube, the lights on the inside turn on when it is plugged into your computer and come in different colors to add even more distinction to the piece. From yellow to red to blue to green, you can pick the one that best fits your personality and style. It even comes with a cap that covers the USB plug to keep it safe.
It is a stylish and unique way to store your data and it works with various platforms, including Win2000, WinXP, Vista, Windows 6, Windows 8, Mac OS, and Linux. It also has varying storage sizes from 8GB up to 64GB, and the price depends on how much storage you will need.
Constructed in Latvia, it can take a while for it to be shipped to you, but the wait is worth it. The craftsmanship on this piece is high-quality, combining both form and function.
But who would be interested in a piece like this?
For some, this piece invokes a sense of nostalgia. It brings back memories of days gone by and technology that they grew up with, including antique radios or television sets that these tubes were used in. Perhaps it even invokes memories of childhood and a yearning for simpler times. If you are a collector of these antique items and want to be able to showcase them, this would be the piece for you.
For others, this piece incorporates the essence of steampunk. It has the aesthetic design of the 19th-century, when industrial steam-powered machinery made its debut, along with modern technology. It is artistic and unique and appeals to their sense of style.
Even if you aren’t into either of these types of lifestyles, this piece is still amazing and geeky. It is the essence of the past being fused with the present in a distinctive way. It stands out from the crowd, yet is incredibly versatile and functional.