Apricorn Aegis Secure Key
Apricorn, known for making secure encrypted USB hard drives for government, healthcare and business, also manufactures a super-sophisticated, encrypted flash drive someone like Tony Stark might carry, called the Aegis Secure Key.
The USB storage device incorporates secure PIN authentication via an embedded keypad and 256-bit AES hardware encryption, providing a 100% hardware-based security solution. The drive employs the highest standard set for encryption algorithms and data protection, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) encryption.
Available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB capacity, the Aegis Secure Key does not rely on software, either for authentication or encryption. Instead, it uses an onboard keypad to unlock the drive before connecting to a USB port.
Hardware-based authentication prevents keystroke loggers or other malicious software from capturing the password. Furthermore, the unit's Brute Force Attack Defense Mechanism destroys the encryption key if the PIN is entered incorrectly 10 consecutive times, securely wiping the contents.
The unit works with virtually any powered USB port and is fully-compatible with Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac computers. You can purchase the Aegis Secure Key from online retailers or at Apricorn.com. Pricing is $65 (4GB), $95 (8GB), $125 (16GB), and $179 (32GB).
Jackery produces premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, such as the Jackery Bar. Weighing only 5.4 ounces and providing up to 120 hours of extra operation time, the bar is the world's smallest power bank with 2.1A output operating at 5600 mAh.
The device is clad in a sleek, durable aluminum case, somewhat in the Iron Man vein, and is designed to sustain the rigors of frequent travel. Jackery's unique power lock technology allows the internal batteries to operate in a standby mode for up to six months.
The unit is fast-charging and even has a built-in LED flashlight rated for up to 450 hours of continuous operation. The Jackery Bar is available in silver or metallic orange for an MSRP of $79.95. The unit, however, is currently selling on Amazon.com for $39.95. For more information, specs, etc., visit Jackeryusa.com
The DODOcase for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini, and other tablets is made by local artisans in San Francisco using traditional bookbinding techniques. The cases are designed to prevent the extinction of the tablets they surround, somewhat like the Tony Stark's formidable suits, and also double as a stand.
A variety of off-the-rack styles are available. The company even offers a "Build-a-DODO" option, where you can select inner and outer materials, designs, colors, imprinted messages, etc. Because the order will be hand-crafted, delivery requires a week or more. Prices start at $69.95. For more information, visit Dodocase.com.