Where there's gold, there must be USB

A bargain drive at $2,000.

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It's hard to believe, but there was actually a time when gold USB drives were a rare commodity. Now, it seems like a rare week when we don't see one . But that, of course, won't stop us from rolling another one out.

And how can we resist, given the bargains that are to be had these days? The latest model from Israel's E-Jewel, for example, is a 14k specimen that holds 4GB of data for a mere $2,000, according to Coolest-Gadgets. That's a third less than the $3,500 key we cited only a few days ago.

But even more than the savings, the clincher for us is the gold chain that keeps that cap from getting lost. Can you imagine how much they'd charge to replace it?

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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