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The HAL Mini USB is Inspired by the Famous Computerized Movie Villain

 - Jun 22, 2018
References: masterreplicasgroup & gizmodo
'2001: A Space Odyssey' is one of the most influential films in the history of the medium, with many supposedly science fictional predictions that have come to fruition some five decades later, and the HAL Mini USB drive from Master Replicas Group pays homage to Stanley Kubrick's legendary work. The drive is designed to look like the HAL 9000 computer from the iconic second act of the film, giving fans access to their own personal supercomputer.

Not only is the HAL Mini USB a fun reference to 2001, but it also has some cute functionality. The red lens that represents HAL's camera eye lights up on the USB stick, so it has an eerie semblance to the villain from the film.