Has high tech gone high fashion? It seems so, and it’s about time, as far as we’re concerned. Gone are the days when flash drives were mere portable data storage devices; the pocket-sized drives are now fashion accessories, with pop art and other forms of entertainment – from Star Wars to Hello Kitty – inspiring their designs.
The stigma of pocket protectors is a thing of the past, with unique, collectible flash drives being proudly worn like designer handbags (and occasionally, hanging off of them). The ubiquity of flash drives has boosted the creativity of designers, and has also inspired limited edition runs from well-known artists; who knew the look of a flash drive would become more important than the data it holds?
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Since 2005, Boston-based design house Mimoco has fused the art of contemporary characters with the functionality of personal data storage devices making its name known in both the pop-culture driven Art Toy underground and the savvy high-tech ‘tronic world. With a mission to bring style and soul to consumer electronics, Mimoco is renowned for our flagship collection of Mimobot designer USB flash drives.
The distinctive character-based Mimobot line offers from 2GB to 16GB of flash memory storage and transport for all your most precious music, docs, pics and other personal data bits and bytes. The Mimobot range is available in several crossover flavors, such as Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Halo, and Japan’s Domo and our Mimobot Artist Series has functioned as a canvas for pop-artists like Gary Baseman, Jon Burgerman, and Simone Legno amongst other fresh designer toy, street art, and urban cultured talent.
Mimobot flash drive creations also originate from the minds of our fans through design challenges voted on by our ever-growing community, first with the VDC Mimobot Series and the Infectious x Mimobot Design Challenge. And our original Mimobot Core Series of data deprived denizens hailing from far out planet blõôh* is what started this whole creative revolution in portable personal data storage.
Additionally, Mimobot flash drives deliver original exclusive preloaded “mimory” content for your enjoyment. MimoZine, a quarterly video-based digital magazine, features interviews with musicians, profiles of artists, pop-culture event coverage, and other things at the intersection of technology and art. Also look for our mimoDesk™ personalization suite of wallpapers, icons, avatars, and screensavers to enrich your digital desktop experience and mimoByte sound software that gives Mimobot a voice.