Who doesn’t need USB sticks?! No one, we all need them. But let’s get real about them, most of ‘em are either poorly built or just plain eyesores. That said, every once in a while you come across one that is well built and looks great – and that is just the case here with Canon’s new Canon IV USB Stick.
This USB stick is designed, if you couldn’t tell already, to look like one of Canon’s classic rangefinder cameras – lens and all. It also employs one of those slider designs where the USB connector retracts into the camera body when you are not using it. Then you just slide it out when you need to plug it in somewhere. This USB stick is a Canon exclusive, so you can only buy it directly from Canon and this is where you have to really ask yourself if the novelty of such a unit means more to you than dollars in your bank account.
The Canon IV USB Stick will cost you a whopping $79.99, which in the world of collectibles may not be much. Heck, even in the world of mobile storage that is not all that insane. However, speaking of storage, did we mention yet that this USB stick is only 8GB? Yup, you read that right, 8GB, so for that $79.99 you are effectively paying $10 per GB. Which if you aren’t aware, is pretty crazy by today’s standards.
Again, it’s a well-built USB stick, and you can’t deny it looks pretty cool from a photographers perspective. But in classic Canon fashion, they got the product most of the way there, only to arbitrarily make you question its relevance in the marketplace with one or two feature limitations – in this case, storage capacity.
But regardless, it does look like a pretty neat USB Stick. If you don’t mind that you are wayyyyyy overpaying for the amount of storage you are getting you can pick this up over on Canon’s website – here.