The Cryptex is the fascinating gadget that was introduced in Dan Brown’s bestselling novel and subsequent blockbuster movie, The Da Vinci Code. Although the story led us to believe that the Cryptex is an ancient device used to lock secret documents and more interestingly, destroys the document if the device is forced open, it is just a figment of Brown’s imagination. However that has not stopped enterprising companies to come up with actual storage devices that are based on the novel and movie including this rather apt Cryptex USB Flash Drive which should delight most Da Vinci Code fans.
The Cryptex USB Flash Drive, like the fictional cryptex in the movie, has a mechanical combination lock with rotating rings which has numbers on them. The 5 rings need to be turned to the correct order in order to open the lock and remove the USB flash drive hidden inside. The lock on the cryptex is of course much easier to crack compared to the one in the original story but it should keep the data on the drive safe from your nosy sibling or co-worker.
This version of the cryptex is designed by Stanislav Tatarinov and it is made from metal with a keychain loop made from bonded leather. The metal has a weathered look that makes the Cryptex USB Flash Drive look like an antique. As a modern storage device, the drive can hold up to 16GB of data which isn’t much but it is probably millions of times more than the fictional cryptex. The Cryptex USB Flash Drive comes with a velvet pouch, ideal as a gift for a fan of the novel or movie.