mimoco, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: mimobots USB Flash Drives

29 September 2005 at 10:10 PM 6 Comments

The expanding realm of designer toys has introduced us to several useful “toys”.  Mimoco’s line of mimobots is one of these very impressive lines.  By combining a designer toy with a USB flash drive, mimoco has given us a justifiable reason to spend money on a toy.

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Available in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB, these 3-inch tall figures can easily be plugged into your computer’s USB drive.  Mimobots are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.  Just plug them in and you’re ready to go (unless you have Windows 98 like myself – then you’ll need to download a driver).

When you purchase a mimobot, the price will differ based on the size of the USB drive.  The figures also come pre-loaded with files, including music tracks from DJ DB.  These music tracks will only be available on Series 1 – the Cosmos Series.

The Cosmos Series consists of 4 mimobot designs.  Toy designer, Yahid Rodriguez, is responsible for the isadore and fairybit characters.  The Cosmos Series also has 2 protobots (one in white and one in black).  If you are looking for a toy – I’d suggest going with either isadore or fairybit as they are character based.

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The photos you see above are of the San Diego Comic Con logobot. It’s a 128MB mimobot that was limited to an edition of 50 figures. When you plug the drive into your USB port, you will see the tail of these figures light up.  Don’t worry…this means it’s working. 

I’m looking forward to seeing more character based designs in subsequent mimobot series.  I believe that isadore and fairybot are the standouts of the Cosmos Series.  If you were in the market for a flash memory drive to store important computer files, wouldn’t you rather have a mimobot than your run of the mill flash drive?  It’s a very cool design and useful to boot.

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They currently retail for between $69.99 and $139.99 through mimoco's online store.  The price depends on the size of the drive.  They will also be hitting many of your favorite urban vinyl shops in the near future.

Overall Grade: 94%

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6 Responses to “REVIEW: mimobots USB Flash Drives”

  1. shawnimal says:

    Windows 98? C'mon man…most unstable OS EVER! Might as well be running DOS. :)

    Anyway, Mimobots in packaging look dope! Nice stuff, evan and ce ce.

  2. shawnimal says:

    Windows 98? C'mon man…most unstable OS EVER! Might as well be running DOS. :)

    Anyway, Mimobots in packaging look dope! Nice stuff, evan and ce ce.

  3. Slovak34 says:

    Actually, Windows 98 is on my wife's computer…I have Mac OS X 10. I just became soooo tired of crashing computers and that blue screen. I love macs!

    I agree that the packaging looks great. I didn;t mention it because the SDCC one came in a little bag.

    I'm also guessing you probably wouldn't want to display a mimobot next to an octopo…unless you want all of your data wiped clean.

  4. Slovak34 says:

    Actually, Windows 98 is on my wife's computer…I have Mac OS X 10. I just became soooo tired of crashing computers and that blue screen. I love macs!

    I agree that the packaging looks great. I didn;t mention it because the SDCC one came in a little bag.

    I'm also guessing you probably wouldn't want to display a mimobot next to an octopo…unless you want all of your data wiped clean.

  5. digidigit says:

    nice words brian, glad you're liking the mimobots :)
    just a quick point of clarification – the mimobot reviewed is actually a logobot 128 (edition of 50). the san diego exclusive was 20 of each of four colors with a tattoo emblazened design on the back – a few are still available at http://lab.mimoco.com in 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. yahid expertly designed the san diego edition and logobot, considering he's the mastermind behind our logo.

    and absolutely, your octopo and mimobot can be best pals :) flash memory isn't erased by magnets like audio tape can be…

    oh, and the packaging! man, we waited forever on those labels, but we're psyched with the results. shawnimal, thanks for the mention :)

  6. digidigit says:

    nice words brian, glad you're liking the mimobots :)
    just a quick point of clarification – the mimobot reviewed is actually a logobot 128 (edition of 50). the san diego exclusive was 20 of each of four colors with a tattoo emblazened design on the back – a few are still available at http://lab.mimoco.com in 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. yahid expertly designed the san diego edition and logobot, considering he's the mastermind behind our logo.

    and absolutely, your octopo and mimobot can be best pals :) flash memory isn't erased by magnets like audio tape can be…

    oh, and the packaging! man, we waited forever on those labels, but we're psyched with the results. shawnimal, thanks for the mention :)

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