Lenovo, being one of the sponsors of Beijing Olympics 2008, released a few Beijing Olympics 2008 themed USB flash drives to offset some of what the company spent. All the USB flash drives in the line are limited editions, which could explain the rather exorbitant price for at least one of them.
This year’s torch lighting event has got to be one of the most splendid things I’ve seen. The torch USB flash drive is shaped like a torch and actually uses the same material used for the Olympic torch itself. A bit of the Olympics torch doesn’t come cheap though; the 4GB flash drive costs $142. There’s the cheaper, toy-looking 4GB Mascot series which has six different colors with Fuwa the mascot and the Olympics logo at the front and back respectively. Another series is composed of five different medallion-like flash drives which have already sold out. Finally, there’s the 1GB titanium drive which comes in sets of five in a mahogany box, leaving people with no illusion that it’ll be on the lower-end of the price range.
Titanium drives in the mahogany box
via Everything USB