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For years I’ve carried a 1 gig USB drive on my keychain because you just never know when you might need a little storage. It appears the new Swiss Army Duo 2x is taking that just a touch further with an available 128 gig onboard their newest blade. You’ve probably seen it at trade shows, and it’ll surely appear on the most elegant of desktops very soon — but not without cost.

This hot new storage draped in Victorinox aluminum with a crossed shield will run you $523 retail. That’s not a misprint; that’s what they want for it. It’s true that this knife — a knife in much the same way a Harley Davidson T-shirt will do 70 on the freeway — is sexy and cool, but you can buy some low-to-mid-range laptops for that. We love these badass looking blades, but I don’t think we’ve consumed quite that much kool-aid just yet.

There is also a $40, single-stick, 4-gig version for sane people who want to spend too much on data storage.

Slim Duo 2x 64gig [Victorinox ]

 

13 Responses to Hardcore Storage from Swiss Army

  1. Pezdad says:

    I have used a Verbatim TUFF ‘N’ TINY 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for over 2 years now – it is the size and thickness of a thumbnail, no cover or moving parts, and tough as hell (and less than $13) – it has rattled around on my keychain the whole time, and the ink on the side that says “Verbatim” has worn off, but it still works great and has never let me down yet.

  2. Brad says:

    It looks like the key ring could just snap right off of that plastic end cap For $523, plastic should be at a minimum.

  3. Gary Z says:

    $523.00. Maybe if it had a fork, knife, and spoon. But then I only paid $600.00 for the computer I’d use it in……

  4. Mike says:

    64GB drives seem to be running about $120-$180 right now. So say $300 for 128GB. That means the cross on the handles must cost another $223!

  5. DoItRite says:

    Still won’t be able to take it on a plane. Lot of money to leave with the airport screener.

  6. Juan says:

    LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 500 GB FireWire 800/ FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 301371

    $ 143,95 + free shipping
    http://www.amazon.com/LaCie-All-Terrain-FireWire-Portable-301371/dp/B0018B5CA8/ref=pd_sim_e_2

    But you can always choose whether you want or not wasting money.

  7. zoomzoomjeff says:

    Yeah, but you never know when you’ll find yourself parachuting out of a burning plane, smack dab into the middle of a forest, only to find that you have nothing to download free topography maps from the nearest tree kiosk.

  8. Juan says:

    MacGiver maybe use it to carry the maps with information from the nearest mechanic service:

    http://grain86.tumblr.com/post/15314210873/macgyver-is-in-trouble-yuno-solve-the-problem

  9. Nah… Impressive that it gets 128GB into a nice small form factor and it looks sexy, but that price is just a little … ridiculous

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