Canon’s New USB Drive That Honors Its 1950s Rangefinder

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Do you love collecting retro products? or Are you a big Canon Fan? If so then you must take a look at the Canon’s new USB flash drive that looks like a retro Camera from the 19th century.

This USB flash drive is designed to look like a replica of Canon’s very own SB IV rangefinder which was very popular back in the 1950’s. It was the first 35mm camera to feature electronic flash synchronization and was compatible with Leica screw mount lenses.

However, this is just a USB drive and the Canon’s Australian store clarifies on how this product works: “Please note, this is not a functioning rangefinder.”

The replica USB flash drive is made up of metal and plastic. The USB connector retracts in and out from the side of the camera. Design wise the USB looks very similar to the retro range finder, the miniature lens up front can also be removed to offer more realism.

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It measures approximately 2.8 inches x 1.4 inches x 1.4 inches and provides 8 Gigabytes of storage space. It has a hefty price tag of $80, for the same amount you can get a lot more flash drives and a lot more storage space.

This USB flash drive is limited edition that is produced to honor the Canon IV SB rangefinder camera. It is probably for the die hard fans of Canon or for those who simply love collecting retro stuff. Also if you want a really cool USB for storing your photos and the price does not matter to you then you might want to get this flash drive.

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