Transformers memory sticks, mice--so corny they're cool

For some weird reason, we'd love to have these on our desk.

Far cooler than the Michael Bay movies.

More than meets the drive. Scott Stein/CNET

Of course, CES is full of oddball, goofball, and just plain cheesy products; but amid the sea of plastic this year a little tidbit caught my eye from a Toshiba booth, of all places. After eyeballing a variety of Satellite laptops, a Toshiba representative insisted I take a look at a corner of the table that I had ignored, because I thought the little plastic tchotchkes were party favors.

Official Transformers-brand USB memory sticks and mice, which on closer inspection completely mirrored the type of toys I used to obsessively collect in my childhood, are coming soon. If they're as good as the little toys I saw here, they'll be fun collectibles for a future time when neither mice nor USB drives will exist anymore.

Best of all, these don't turn into standard robots. The USB drive becomes a robotic predatory cat (tiger or jaguar, we couldn't tell which), while the mouse turns into a sedentary dinosaur. That's so ridiculous, I might just consider owning one. I always preferred the Dinobots, and never had a mouseobot.

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