Nothing conjures up images of smoking jackets, pipe aroma, and silicone implants quite like Playboy - which, like most other print magazines, is struggling to stay relevant in the Internet era. Well, Hef and Co. have come up with a revenue booster just in time for the stocking-stuffer season: 56 years of Playboy on a 250GB hard drive.
The "collector's edition" costs $US300 and includes every print issue from December 1953 through to December 2009. "That's 56 incredible years of Playboy - over 650 issues, more than 100,000 pages - all at your fingertips," reads the publisher's promo copy.
Yes, there's a "fingertips" joke in there somewhere.
The Playboy drive comes with Bondi Digital Publishing's magazine-browsing software, which is also used by magazine's online archive of back issues.
The pocket-sized USB drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows PCs. Oh, yeah, it's hot-swappable too.