Been looking for a Windows alternative to Apple’s Time Capsule? Here’s LaCie Wireless Space, set for launch in October 2010. Like Time Capsule it’s a combined wireless router and NAS server (it has the same amounts of network ports as well), making it possible for you to backup your data wirelessly, but also the ability to stream digital contents to UPnP/DLNA-compliant network players and iTunes.
Storage-wise you get to pick between a 1TB (price tag set to about $230) or 2TB model and it comes with three USB ports which you can use for additional external storage. Mac users can still use Apple’s Time Machine, which it supports fully, while Windows users get to use Genie Timeline Software which offers similar backup features.
If you’re looking for a truly portable usb flash drive I don’t think they come much smaller than the MosKeyto by LaCie, measuring less than 20mm and weighs 10 grams. It’s available in 4 and 8GB models and comes with 4GB secure online storage from Wuala.
Link: Lacie.com: MosKeyto
Buy: Amazon.com: LaCie MosKeyto (4GB from $16.43, 8GB from $32.00)
If you’re â€“ for some reason â€“ tired of USB flash drives to weak to handle a serious beating you should check out LaCie XtremKey, a premium flash memory secured inside 2mm metal pipe casing tolerating 5 meter drops and temperatures from -50°C to +200°C. Also, it’s sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, making it watertight down to 100 meters. The metal casing is constructed with zamac, a metal alloy composed of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper which LaCie claims is so strong it can withstand the pressure of a 10-ton truck.
The XtremKey will be available in capacities from 8 to 64GB and will be available from the LaCie Online Store (starting at $49.99) from August.
LaCie sure does release different and stylish storage devices from time to time (you’ve seen the 500GB Golden Disk, right?). Here’s Hard Disk, a mirror-polished black external hard drive with blue LED ambient lights benath.
It’s powered by USB 2.0 and available in sizes from 320GB to 1TB. Design by Neil Poulton.
LaCie.com: Hard Disk by Neil Poulton ($119.00 to $399.00)
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