Storage no longer means your attic or your garage, it now means hard drives and USB’s. We no longer think of space in terms of square feet but instead in terms of gigabytes and terabytes. So why not bring fashion into the area of digital storage? Philippe Starck, the man who created the gun lamp, the Parrot Zimku speakers and the Miss Sissi Lamp was the perfect man to combine fashion with digital storage. LaCie teamed up with Starck to create a limited edition hard drive aptly titled the Blade Runner. Created using an anthropomorphic metal interior with and angular cage like shell, the piece makes an incredibly powerful statement when placed on a desk. Starck was hands on through the entire manufacturing process and his influence can be clearly seen in the LED power button shaped like his signature symbol. The hard drive’s design is not purely aesthetic but is instead also extremely practical with it’s sturdy aluminum shell and blade like exterior prevents the interior from overheating.
The hard drive comes equipped with a high speed USB 3.0 interface, cross platform compatibility, 4TB of space and 10GB of complimentary Wuala Secure cloud storage. With it’s design this hard drive seems to illicit questions of whether we can truly ever confine technology to a cage? Retailing for $299 this hard drive has been limited to a mere 9,999 pieces.
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