2008 Beijing Olympics Flash Drives (The Best from Lenovo)

8 August 2008
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Author: Ian Chiu
8 August 2008, Comments: 0

China just kicked off 2008 Summer Olympics with an opening ceremony that cost upwards of $300 million USD – a budget that guarantees the most spectacular fireworks and pageantry in the one-of-a kind bird nest-like venue. Lenovo as the first Chinese company to throw in its support behind Beijing Olympic Committee is the official flash drive designer and manufacturer for this world’s sport event. To make back all the money poured into the sponsorship program, Lenovo has released several limited editions of the Olympic-themed flash drives. And here they are.

You’ve probably seen the first one – already made public in the blogsphere long ago – has the same material as the Olympic torch. The $980 RMB 4GB thumbdrive features the game logo in the center which is surrounded by some swirly cloud in red.

The Mascot-series consists of six 4GB flash drives with their front side printed with a Fuwa image and the one with the Beijing Olympic logo. This set goes for $199 RMB.

The third collection comprises of what looks like five medallions. We aren’t sure where they hid the USB plug. Not that it matters anyway as everyone of them has been sold out.

As for the last one, if someone gives this to you as a present, you must be some very prestigious person as you become one of the ten owners of this extremely limited edition drive set. Five 1GB titanium drives with swiveling USB plug come in a special mahogany box as shown below.