October 5, 2007 In another example of fashion meets function from the world of consumer electronics, manufacturer of luxury mobile phones and MP3 players Gresso has released an alternative to the dreary old plastic USB drive. The high-end collection of 1GB capacity drives called "Adam&Eve;" are crafted from materials including African mahogany, blackwood, gold and white diamonds.
Inspired by the myth of Adam and Eve according to Gresso, the first collection will comprise 3 versions: Apple - taking the form of a bitten apple, Krest – designed as a cross, and Classic, having a simple rectangular form. The drives are designed to be worn as jewellery, coming complete with a caoutchouc strap, (for the unfashionable caoutchouc is an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products), and gold clasp with all the drives being hand assembled.
The collection will come in two lines: Fashion and Jewellery. The Fashion line is made of rare African mahogany wood, features Swarovski crystals and a laser engraving of the serpent-tempter on the case, while the Jewellery collection is crafted from African blackwood with gold and white diamonds.
The drives will be launched this month with the Fashion collection starting at US$100 and the Jewellery collection models ranging from US$300 to a very exclusive US$1000 – a price that is sure to give you a very good reason not to forget your USB drive when leaving work for the night.