Woodventure, a member of the popular Etsy online marketplace, has created this beautiful 8 gigabyte USB flash memory from Cocobolo wood – a hard and heavy material that possesses a high resistance to weathering.
Stored data can be included on a program on the memory is encrypted and thus protected from unauthorized access. To this end, the Memory Stick is split into an unencrypted area in which the encryption software stored, and an encrypted data field, which is visible after successful authentication by the user.
For the protection of the memory block, and as an optical eye-catcher, a tailor-made thin metal plate fitted at the connection between technology and wood. This prevents the memory stick by damaged of mechanical action may be just competing with similar offerings lack this protection, so that the memory module out of the wood might be resolved.
The USB Memorystick – Cocobolo Exotic Woods / USB 2.0 / 8GB measures 18(H) x 72(L) x 9(W) mm, weighs 40g and is available from Woodventure’s Etsy shop for $59 (1 in stock).
(Via Geeky Gadgets)
Love that design!!
In the meantime I use a USB drive that I trust, I believe that in order to really backup and encrypt your files you should also think of the consequences of others finding the external secure flash drive.