Dunhill USB drive goes up in smoke

Why waste $350 for a 1GB storage key when you can buy a perfectly good cigar cutter instead?

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There's no escaping the ubiquity of USB flash drives, even in the sanctified world of cigars.

It began when S.T. Dupont started producing the storage keys in the trademark diamond-head pattern previously reserved for its luxury smoking accoutrements, and now Dunhill has succumbed to the trend as well. Maybe it's trying to maintain some old-boy Churchill-esque style with its "Bulldog" design, but in the end it's just another disguise for geek gear.

And as Uber-Review points out, the $350 price tag for a 1GB drive only adds insult to injury. Especially when that money can go to something far more useful, like a cigar cutter.

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