Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'LaCie'

LaCie Rugged Mini External Drive

The LaCie Rugged line of portable hard drives features a rugged design wrapped in an iconic orange shock-absorbing rubber sleeve. They're great for road warriors and students, providing shock and drop protection so you can throw them in a...

LaCie Culbuto Roly-Poly USB Drive

It's clear that LaCie cannot stop producing intriguing and striking designs, even for products as prosaic as storage devices -- from the PetiteKey USB drive that fits on your keyring (see earlier post) to the XtremKey drive in a rugged...

LaCie XtremKey All-Terrain USB Flash Drive

LaCie continues to produce innovative designs for USB thumb drives -- not only designed with fun and interesting looks, but also for practical and useful purposes. For example, the LaCie MosKeyto is designed in a tiny low-profile package, so it...

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

USB has had a great run, living up to its promise as the plug-and-play Universal Serial Bus. But now we demand ever higher data rates, to meet the demands of devices including high-speed data storage, higher-resolution digital cameras, and high-definition...

LaCie WriteCard USB Drive -- Wallet Stash

LaCie has another interesting design idea for USB drives, in addition to the new LaCie MosKeyto (see previous post). The issue here is that as USB drives have shrunk from small to infinitesimal, it's just too easy to mislay and...

LaCie MosKeyto Low-Profile USB Drive

LaCie is at it again, with new clever designs for USB drives that solve real issues. If you want to carry a USB drive all the time, for example, then check out the LaCie metal keys, including the WhizKey and...

LaCie USB Keys Add Online Storage - Local vs. Cloud

The LaCie line of USB drives designed as metal keys has expanded further with the new WhizKey (triangular) and CooKey (rounded), available with up to 32 GB of storage for $99. These join the previous imaKey and itsaKey designs...

Altec Lansing Orbit USB-Powered Portable Speaker

Are you a laptop person, or a smartphone kind of person? Can you keep connected well enough on the small screen, or do you tend to lug a laptop around with you for the full experience? The laptop gives you...

LaCie USB (and FireWire) Speakers

My final example of LaCie's fun designs for accessories (see previous posts) are the LaCie Bus Powered USB Speakers, recently reduced to $29.99. These are stylish speakers for PC or Mac that conveniently plug in to your computer's USB port...

LaCie Data/Share: Dual USB Card Reader / Storage Drive

The march of progress in portable storage is creating interesting new problems -- Our growing collections of fingernail-sized memory cards with multi-gigabyte capacity challenge us to find convenient ways to access and carry all that digital data. LaCie continues to...

LaCie Design: Hubs and Flat Cables

I've used LaCie external hard drives and storage devices for many years, based on functionality, performance, and a flair for design (see previous posts). That same emphasis on design comes though in LaCie's line of interesting and fun accessories. For...

Storage in the Cloud

The second theme from recent business announcements that suggest future directions for personal storage (see previous post) extends consumer storage from local disks to the network cloud. Both of the netbooks that I looked at for my recent presentation on...

LaCie USB Keys

USB flash drives have become ubiquitous, as you can now carry along multiple gigabytes of your digital data. But having all that data in a small package becomes a problem, as it's too easy to lose, and the pain of...

LaCie Portable Hard Drives

I love flash drives for carrying data files, saving photos, and quick backups when travelling. But for long trips, and especially when I'm shooting video, it's definitely worth bringing along a portable hard drive for the much greater storage and...

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