Chinese Zodiac system is pretty fun as they’ve used animals as their main symbols, unlike the western-style Zodiac that has half human half horse centaur like Sagittarius, or a double-fish like Pisces. I’m a Chinese, and my Zodiac is a Tiger as I was born in 1986. Two years ago was my golden time, but now it’s the turn for Dragon to show off.
In Chinese’s culture, anyone who was born in 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976 and so on (reduced by 12) are bearing the Dragon Zodiac. To celebrate this year’s Zodiac, I’ve found a handful of Tech Companies have started to promote their new stuff with Dragon as the mascot.
For example, you may have seen how Kingston cheering upon this year of Dragon with their new Dragon USB Flash drive at Amazon, haven’t you? It’s so cute that I can’t hold myself to not getting one of it. But they are not alone. Silicon Power has also jumped on the Dragon bandwagon by releasing their new “Chinese Year of Dragon Souvenir Edition – the Touch 836 USB flash drives.”
However, unlike Kingston’s version, SP’s version is quite common – a block shaped flash drive with dragon tattoo on the surface. There is no cute-treatment like Kingston DTCNY/8GBZ, it’s more to a professional looking rather than fun-oriented. Silicon Power Touch 836 flash drive is featuring sandblasted metal casing with antique bronze flavor, cap-less design that the USB head could be retracted into the case. It also makes a good use of COB (Chip-On-Board) technology, which is an advanced packaging technology for dust-proof, vibration-proof and waterproof protection.
Here are the detail specifications of this USB flash drive:
- Dimensions: 35.5mm x 12.3mm x 4.5mm
- Weight: 4.5g
- Interface: USB 2.0 & 1.1 compatible
- Support OS: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 10.3.x, Linux 2.6.x
- Durability: 10,000 insertions (minimum)
- Operating Temperature: 0°C – 70°C
- Storage Temperature: -40°C – 85°C
- Capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
- Lifetime Guarantee
No pricing announced yet, but it should be around the same pricing of 16GB flash drives from other brands.