As a Linux user, I’m tickled to see these new USB drives in the shape of an Emperor penguin. Not only are they super cute, they come pre-loaded with a bootable instance of Ubuntu 9.04! And if for some reason you don’t like penguins, you can get some visceral pleasure by pretending to rip off the li’l bugger’s head in order to access the USB jack inside.
Prices range from thirteen bucks for a one gigger up to $44 for a 16 GB stick. Not too shabby. And by purchasing these USB drives, you’re also helping the world: “Active Media Products donates 5% of the retail price of the Penguin USB drive to World Wildlife Fund, with a minimum annual contribution of $25,000.”