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The only thing that could be possibly trump an interview with the CEO of Thanko, is an interview with the CEO from Japan's SolidAlliance. You know, SolidA, the eccentric kooks behind the original USB Sushi and other such master crapsmanship. Mister Karahara sat down with Akihabara News to display t...

April 11th 2007 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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Nah, we're not surprised in the least that the zany gurus at SolidAlliance have found a way to crank out yet another completely bizarre USB-related gizmo, and the Xstamper USB thumb drive / stamp hybrid certainly fits the atypical bill. Reportedly useful as a type of Japanese notarization device, t...

April 10th 2007 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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What can we say? The latest mouse from SolidAlliance is so ugly, even the Ristretto coffee mouse retches in disgust. This ain't no SolidA mouse cover, it's an honest to goodness USB "mouse" equipped with some kind of motion sensing dark magic; the same sort evoking bile from the pit of your bowels...

April 5th 2007 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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Mmmm, nothing says "I'm a dangerous loner" like plugging a SolidAlliance USB anything into your PC. At least this time, the USB Horse Mackerel Sushi nudges SolidA's novelty flash drives just beyond the free tradeshow schwag range -- 1GB if you must know. But if storage was your primary interest you...

March 20th 2007 at 9:46am 0 Comments
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It's been awhile since we've heard a peep out of Japan's SolidAlliance. Perhaps it's because the team has been so patiently waiting for their new Rice Omelette (Omuraice) mouse cover to putrefy. The first question of course, is why would you want to cover your mouse? And b... why with this? If you...

March 6th 2007 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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Anyone with even an ounce of geek cred has at least one of the many varieties of duck-shaped flash drives hanging obtrusively off of his or her computer, but up until now there hasn't really been a proper way to showcase these tributes to the whimsical bathtub days of youth. Well that's all about t...

January 23rd 2007 at 10:29pm 0 Comments
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Oh hell yeah Solid A, do that USB thing that you do! From the makers of USB Sushi, Saki, Spaghetti, and other foodish novelties which amuse adults and make children cry, we bring you Solid Alliance's glowing USB Squid. Mmmm, tasty. Sure, ¥5,980 (about $51) for 512MB of flash is nuts, but then a...

December 14th 2006 at 8:42am 0 Comments
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We all know that Solid Alliance occasionally strays into non compos mentis, but check this one, childrens. The Kore Ja Nai sure looks like a wooden toy robot, right? But that name translates roughly into "this is not it" and is purposely meant to invoke painful feelings from childhood. You know, li...

December 7th 2006 at 8:46am 0 Comments
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If your kids have grown wise to your idle threats of coal in the stocking, then how about letting them play with FATBEAR in their fairy-tale lands of candy-cane slides and soda-pop fountains. Then, when that toddler steps out line, just rip off the bear's head and delight in the screams of complian...

November 10th 2006 at 8:25am 0 Comments
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Oh hell yeah! One-upping their own lurid kitsch, SolidAlliance just introduced this ¥100,000 ($850 plus), MOTTAINAI USB flash drive. Obviously, at 2GB it's not about capacity here, this gold and brass drive is a salute to ostentatious pomp with embedded Statsuma Kiriko crystal. Make them crysta...

November 3rd 2006 at 9:12am 0 Comments
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You are getting sleepy, very sleepy. You eyelids are slowly drooping, drooping down. You have seen your fair share of USB flash drives, but this 256MB USB pendant from Solid Alliance is certainly a first. In addition to acting like a plain old storage device, the pendant promises to help you find y...

August 4th 2006 at 8:39pm 0 Comments