Nothing conjures up images of smoking jackets, pipe aroma, and silicone implants quite like Playboy–which, like every other print magazine, 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 $300 and includes every print issue from December 1953 through 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. Feel free to share in the Comments section.
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.