Geeky Flash Drives Part 2: Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

Ghostbusters USB Trap by Dave's Geeky Ideas

This dates back to one of my very first ideas on this site, but a few things about that flash drive design bugged me: it could not fit into any USB port (the plug was recessed), and it had no indicator light. Well I’m glad to finally put together a redesign, which features a flip plug and an LED light to indicate that it is plugged-in.

The ghost trap is a plug-and-play device used by the Ghostbusters, so it makes sense it would be a USB flash drive. You’re just transporting data instead of ghosts.

There are a few other variations for this design: the USB plug could flip out of the trap doors; the trap compartment could be a flash drive that slides out of the main trap; or the foot pedal cable could be a USB plug that is tethered to the flash drive trap. Either way, I hope to get one of these some day.


Posted on March 8, 2013, in Electronics, Films, Gadgets and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I love checking your blog, you always have the coolest “why doesn’t this exist yet?” stuff!
    While this is accurate, it seems a little delicate to carry around with you for moving data from computers at home to work/friends’/etc. I would sacrifice accuracy for durability, with it a little closer to a slide-out mini drive; keeping the “hazard” stripes on the top, or course – and maybe putting the activity light inside, so they glow with ghostly energy when it is in use?

  2. Contact think geek, then shut up and take my money!

  3. the light should turn green on eject. of course because when the light is green, the usb drive is clean.

  4. These ever be available for purchase?

  5. Worth at least considering in your go-to-market design considerations that this flip-up design is too bulky to work with any “ultrabook”, including any modern Apple laptop.

    You’d be cutting out the majority of the currently-selling market (though the long tail of already-purchase and in-use laptops does constitute a larger market).

    All depends if you’re in it for the fun or profit, but fabrication will be quite expensive.

    • There are TONS of bulky and toy-like USB designs, I own a Stormtrooper figure that won’t fit if there are adjacent plugs in use.

      It’s a novelty design for Ghostbusters fans, nothing more.

  6. TAKE MY MONEY NOWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. How can I buy a Ghost Trap USB flash drive

  8. If you guys really want something like this, but better. Contact me 😉

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