USB locket: Geek chic done right

If your lady loves jewelry and tech, the USB locket would make a perfect holiday gift. Just start saving your pennies now.

USB locket
A modern-day take on the locket. Emily Rothschild

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you're searching for something shiny to give to your tech-loving lady, the USB locket necklace just might be the answer.

Industrial designer Emily Rothschild has given the classic keepsake a high-tech makeover by incorporating a flash drive. Now, instead of being limited to one or two photographs, you can fill up an entire 2GB flash drive with memories that your loved one can carry around her neck.

Though turning USB drives into jewelry has been done before , the USB locket is one of the prettier pieces I've seen (i.e., I'd actually wear this). But of course, it'll cost you.

The necklace is priced at $240, and you can choose between 24K satin gold-plated brass or black rhodium-plated brass. For $70 less, you can get the mini USB locket, which features a smaller locket but still offers a 2GB flash drive.

USB locket
Emily Rothschild

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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