USB drives are practically a dime a dozen nowadays. But sometimes you want something a little more specialized that will make yours stand out from the crowd when you slip it into your USB port.
To help take your USB drive game to the next level, Canon has unveiled a new mini DSLR USB drive.
As the image above shows, this USB drive is an almost perfect 1:2.6 scale model of Canon’s 5DS camera. So much so that without the real camera for scale, you might think the USB drive is a legitimate camera.
Two lenses are available as storage options: an EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM lens and a 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, each of which come with 8GB worth of storage. So, depending on what real ‘L’ lens you own, you can pick up a matching model for your USB drive.
As things currently stand, Canon Japan’s online store is the only place you can pick up these USB drives. But even then, they’re currently sold out, so it might take some time to actually get your hands on one.
Even when they do come in stock, be prepared to shell out a pretty penny for these USB replicas. Both the 24–105mm lens and 70–200mm lens models come in at roughly $82. If you want a bundle that comes with both lenses, you can pick that up for around $164.
It’s worth noting this isn’t the first time we’ve seen USB drives designed to look like Canon cameras. However, it is the first time we’ve seen official USB drives being sold by Canon—not a third party.
I would say these would make for a great stocking stuffer, but the likelihood of them getting back in stock and being shipped from Japan before the holidays is a slim chance. Also, to purchase any of the models, you’ll need to create a profile on Canon Japan’s website. So plan on using Google Translate to do so.