One product which comes in all shapes and sizes is a USB drive. Any new variant hitting the shelves, inevitably evokes the feeling of been-there-done-that. But I’m sure that CurrenKey USB flash drives will be a new twist to this exasperating saga. LaCie’s CurrenKeys are USB 2.0 drives that are designed in the form of contemporary coins. Whether that’s homage to the fact that these devices hold our valuable data is something beyond me. And yet the design seems fitting, as you’d surely agree. The CurrenKey has been conceptualized by 5.5 designers for LaCie. The attractive devices open up by a simple rotation of the coin’s edge. The devices are made with die-cast metal, which is shock-proof, thereby completely protecting the stored information. Coming in two variants, the silver CurrenKey has a storage capacity of 8 GB and the bronze CurrenKey holds up to 4 GB. Other specs are: 480 Mb/s speed, compatibility with all major OS, and backward compatibility with USB 1.1. CurrenKey flash drives are available at LaCie.com starting at $24.99. If you get one be careful, lest you mistakenly give to a hobo.