MIMOBOT Brings “A New Hope” To USB Ports Everywhere

STAR WARS™MIMOBOT Series 5 collection of designer USB flash drives features R2-D2, Jawa, multiple Stormtroopers and a fan-voted Obi-Wan Kenobi

Boston, MA – April 6, 2010 – Designer USB flash drive pioneer Mimoco is excited to unveil its newest line of STAR WARS MIMOBOT designer flash drives. Devoted to the film that started it all – STAR WARS: Episode IV A New Hope – the latest series of classic characters immortalized as USB flash drives includes astromech droid extraordinaire R2-D2 and the shooting-impaired Stormtrooper – both back by popular demand from the original STAR WARS MIMOBOT series. Two newcomers also join the 2010 series, including that scavenger of the desert, the Jawa, and the fan selection from the first-ever STAR WARS MIMOBOT Audience Choice poll – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The completely redesigned Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT features a removable helmet revealing either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo beneath. Just as their “borrowed” uniforms provided perfect cover for the young heroes during the daring Death Star rescue, these Stormtrooper USB flash drives provide up to 16GB of “armored” protection for your digital life. Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT will be offered as a blind assortment character, with a 50% chance of uncovering either Luke or Han when the MIMOBOT helmet cap is removed. (Here’s a hint: Luke is the one who’s “a little short for a Stormtrooper”).

Also back by popular demand is R2-D2, the astromech droid favored by two generations of Skywalker. The re-imagining of the fan-favorite character is even more detailed than the original Artoo MIMOBOT USB flash drive, thanks to improvements in Mimoco’s “space-age” cap design technology. One of only four major characters to appear in all six STAR WARS films, the plucky little droid was instrumental in helping transport plans of the original Death Star to the Rebel fleet at Yavin IV. This loyal R2-D2 USB companion will gladly transport and protect any other vital data he receives, with no need for a restraining bolt.

A pair of brown robe-clad inhabitants of Tatooine, Jawa and Obi-Wan are the newest characters to join the MIMOBOT collection. Jawas – the techno-scavengers who nearly fried dear Artoo – know good electronics when they see them.

Coming in at the rear but always leading his troops, Obi-Wan joins the collection via the first STAR WARS MIMOBOT community vote. The classic Obi-Wan Kenobi (as performed by Sir Alec Guiness) narrowly beat out an Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot as the Audience Choice favorite. Greedo and a Tusken Raider (AKA a Sand Person) too were defeated by the wise and powerful Jedi Knight, who can now store data as the Obi-Wan MIMOBOT USB flash drive.

MIMOBOT designer USB flash drives are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB memory capacities ($29.95, $39.95, $59.95, $89.95 respectfully) and are bundled with preloaded digital extras to enrich one’s personal desktop experience. STAR WARS MIMOBOT Series 5 includes exclusive STAR WARS-themed wallpapers, screensavers, icons, and avatars. MimoByte™ sound software rounds out the desktop suite and plays character-specific STAR WARS sound clips from the film’s master audio tracks.

Star Wars MIMOBOT Series 5 Video! from MIMOBOT & mimoZine on Vimeo.

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