Movie merchandising sometimes goes a little beyond imagination. In Spaceballs, Yogurt spends considerable time in one scene showing all the merchandising which is being done for the movie. Had such a scene existed in director Francis Ford Coppolla’s The Godfather, I’m sure that USB drives-had they existed back then-would have been included, regardless of how relevant to the story they are. ThinkComputers reviews the Godfather 2 GB swivel Flash drive from memory maker Super Talent, which teamed up with Paramount Pictures to created the licensed storage device. We take a look, and decide that this is an offer we can refuse.
Features & Specifications
- 2 GB storage capacity
- USB 2.0
- Comes with decorated images from The Godfather
The Godfather drive comes in a simple blister package with the Godfather logo prominently displayed on both the back and the front of the cardboard backing. It says there are “quotes and still images from the movie” on the drive. There’s nothing very informational on the rear, nothing we didn’t already know.
This version of Godfather drive is a customized version of Super Talent’s Pico Swivel line of Flash drives. The connector and actual memory chips are stored in a wing within. Pulling it out, it somewhat reminds me of a barber’s knife. I think that’s something Don Corleone would approve of.
There are two retaining loops: one is a chain of questionable strength, the other is a standard string loop.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.