Mimoco are makers of custom design USB drives and micro card enclosures called Mimobots. They are have various lines including a pop culture line, a legend line, an independent artist series and a designer challenge line. The pop culture line includes; DC Comics, Hello Kitty, Star Trek, Star War, Transformer, Adventure Time , G.I Joe. The Legend line includes Einstein, Bruce Lee and the newest addition Elvis . There is now an Aloha Elvis and an Army Elvis. The Independent Artist Series include; Ugly Doll, Emily Doll, Friendswithyou, Tokidoki and the Designer Challenge. Most Mimobots come in 2GB, 4GB and 16GB sizes. Selected Mimobots come in both 32GB and 64GB size. Mimobots are compatible with both Macs and Windows. Currently Mimobots are USB 2.0 only, but they are hoping to have USB 3.0 versions available soon.
Mimobots start at $14.95 and up. They are also micro sd card holders available from $9.95 to $14.95. The micro-cards are sold separately. You can buy Mimobots on the website and thru select retail stores.
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Dean Heckler of HeckerDesign creates modern space saving home-office furniture out of his studio in Phoenix, AZ. Aimed at those of us who would love a bijoux pad out of Wallpaper* magazine but don’t either have the space or the money, it’s powder-coated steel made to match the latest tech gear. His OneLessDesk is already a classic. It’s also made in the USA.
There’s also a very tasty iPad stand, the @Rest, which I suspect would do for many tablets (perhaps it will fit the HP TouchPad). Comes in a range of colours and a bargain at $59.
Dean’s latest creation is OneLessDrop, a solution to the problem that many of us have…when you unplug your laptop’s power cable it promptly disappears down the back of the desk faster than you can say, “Steve Jobs”.
The OneLessDrop is an H-shaped block of recycled aluminium designed to hold a couple of cables in place at the edge of the desk. You can see it in the picture below. Definitely much more stylish than Sellotape.
To finance this development, Dean is funding the project through Kickstarter. If you haven’t come across Kickstarter before, it’s a collaborative website where entrepreneurs can seek micro-financing from individual backers. In this instance, you can pledge from $25 upwards in return for one or more OneLessDrops plus behind-the-scenes footage as the project progresses. There’s a video and some more pictures on the website.
I’ve chipped in but if you want to get in on the pre-order action, there’s less that 30 hours to go before the order book closes.