The AKAI MPC2000 you can fit in your pocket

You'll need pretty small fingers to play those pads.
You'll need pretty small fingers to play those pads.

Chances are that you've got several USB flash drives by now - including a couple of quaint old ones that have about 16MB of memory. However, we'll wager that, within a minute or so, you're going to want a couple more.

The products you'll be interested in are modelled on two classic drum machine/samplers: AKAI's MPC2000XL and E-MU's SP-1200. Just a glance at the pictures should be enough to have you reaching for your credit card, but, for the record, we should tell you that each drive has a 4GB capacity and supports USB 2.0.

The PVC rubber construction, meanwhile, is set to make these achingly hip storage devices super-durable.

Each drive costs $39.95 plus shipping and handling. Deliveries will start in mid-May.

If you want to place an order, you'd better be quick, as the manufacturer believes that it'll be sold out by 8 May.

SP1200 flash drive

SP1200 flash drive

MPC2000 flash drive

MPC2000 flash drive

(Via Future Music)