Cryptex Steampunk USB Flash Drive Review

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USB drives are widely available and tend to all look the same, offering some variation in size and colour.  So its great to see a unique approach being taken in the Cryptex Steampunk USB flash drive to make one stand out from the crowd.

The drive comes well package in a really nice box that contains the drive, instructions and a small carry pouch.

It’s fairly big for a USB flash drive, being about 6cm wide. That size if required for the 5 digit combination lock which is used to secure the drive when not in use.

The code is provided, it can’t be set, and it’s recommended you make a note of the code before getting rid of the little code sticker on the unit. Handily if you happen to keep the nice box there is a space on the box to write the code on.

Cryptex USB Stick

The design is really interesting and it’s not at all obvious what this might be, in showing others no one managed to successfully guess, generally thinking it was some sort of puzzle to solve, good luck with that, with 5 different digits and 4 sides that’s a lot of combinations to try out!

To ensure you can easily access the stick you don’t need to guess which side is the correct side to enter your code, there is a row of rides to indicate the code side.  Once entered the USB drive easily slides out and is ready to use.

This is a 15GB USB 2 drive and was easily recognised when connected to a Windows 8 laptop.

Although this feels well made it’s unlikely to stand up to someone determined to get to your USB drive, so it’s not something you want to be storing sensitive information on unless you’ve already encrypted the information.

The Cryptex is a really fun little item that feels very well made, and although there are lots of cheaper alternatives non are as steampunk stylish as this.

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Cryptex USB Flash Drive

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  • UNIQUE: 5 digit security
  • SIZE: 16gb USB 3.0 flash drive
  • GREAT FUN: Adds an element of fun to an everyday task - get ready for people to ask you what it is!
  • WELL MADE: Built from a zinc alloy, and covered in brass (to give it that genuine antiquated feel)
  • DA VINCI CODE: The Cryptex is designed in accordance with the original sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci

Cryptex Round Lock USB Flash Drive 16 GB

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  • From the first turn of the gear you will realize that this is no normal USB stick.
  • 5.6 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm
  • 16GB Capacity
  • A great way not only to protect the information but also to add an element of a game into everyday life.
  • Solid build quality

Kingston Data Traveler Locker + G3 (DTLPG3/32GB) USB 3.0 Personal Data Protection with Automatic Cloud Backup, Silver

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  • Easy to use – no application installation required
  • Hardware encryption and higher password protection
  • Automatic cloud backup option to access your data anytime, anywhere


Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.