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Lion is Apple’s first disc-less distribution of Mac OS X. While that’s great for folks with broadband, for others it can be a pain. You could wait until August and get a USB drive from Apple for $69 or you could download Lion once and create an install disc or drive.
Please note: After Lion is installed on your Mac, the installer file in Applications will automatically be deleted. Because of this, you will want to do this procedure before upgrading your machine. You can also move the installer from the Applications folder. You should also note that booting with a DVD will take significantly longer than booting from your hard drive, so be patient while loading up your install DVD. Using a USB thumb drive instead will greatly improve the installer loading speeds (see Step 4 below).
What You Will Need:
1. Crack Open the Installer File
2. Open Disk Utility
3. Burn, Baby, Burn… It’s a Lion Inferno
4. Portable Lion
Russian design company Art Lebedev created a disposable USB drive called ‘flashkus’, made from a cardboard.
The flashkus sticks come in sets of four, divided by perforations which make them easy to tear off and use. When you’re in need of storing or sharing data, just simply rip off one of the flash drives. They come in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, the paper surface allows you to hand-write labels on the drives.
This is so simple. Continuance is a set of batteries with a USB interface on the side. The batteries are rechargeable plus dole out some juice to stranded gadgets that are starved of power. Handy, compact and a totally do-able concept! Kudos!