Star Wars MIMOBOT: R2-D2 (from MIMOCO)

This is the droid I’m looking for!

MIMOCO recently sent me a couple of MIMOBOTs to review on the blog. I decided to open up and play with R2-D2 and put Boba Fett up for grabs.

These drives are 2.5″ x 1″, compatible with both the PC and Mac. You can get a drive that holds as little as 2GB or as much as 64GB, and there is a one-year limited warranty included.

The design is very nice, both front and back (and even the sides). As you can see from their full Star Wars line, MIMOCO does a great job with the likenesses of these George Lucas creations. It’s much more entertaining than all of those black USB flash drives that everyone else carries around. And it’s not just the design that’s different…but I’ll get to the other goodies in a minute.

Some of the MIMOBOTS (such as Boba Fett) feature a face underneath the cap, while others (such as this R2-D2), the cap just protects the connector. There are even a couple of variations; for Darth Vader “Unmasked,” you have a 1 in 6 shot of getting the pale-faced Anakin from Return of the Jedi, while with the Stormtrooper “Unmasked,” there is a 50/50 chance to get Han or Luke underneath that mask!

In addition to the sweet design, there are some goodies pre-installed onto the drives that, when installed on your computer, make them even more fun to use. When I plug R2-D2 into my laptop, I hear Princess Leia say, “You must use the information in this R-2 unit to help plan the attack; it’s our only hope.” And when I click to eject it, C-3PO cries out, “R2-D2, where are you?!?” There are several different sound effects that can play when inserting or ejecting the drive, and it makes me smile every time.

The drive also includes wallpapers, screensavers, and desktop icons for your computer. I have the screensaver installed on my laptop, but it doesn’t quite cover the entire screen, and instead of black where there is no graphic, it’s white. Other than that minor issue, it’s fun to watch Stormtroopers, Jawas, and Droids run across the screen through the streets of Mos Eisley.

I’ve used the drive to transfer files from one computer to another several times without a glitch, so as a flash drive, it works perfectly. But the added Star Wars components make this the coolest flash drive I have ever owned.

Click here for your chance to win a MIMOBOT 4GB Boba Fett USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive by MIMOCO! (The contest is open to U.S. residents only and you can enter until 11:59 PM eastern on March 4, 2012.)

Learn more about MIMOCO!

Click here to order a Star Wars MIMOBOT from MIMOCO!

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on February 27, 2012, in reviews, toys & games and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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