LaCie and Philippe Starck join forces
Ever seen products designed by the famous Philippe Starck? If you’re a huge fan of this work, then you might want to consider his latest collaboration with hard drive manufacturer LaCie, where their teamwork has resulted in the LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive and the LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive. Both of these new models will offer much more than Starck’s iconic touch – they’re intelligent designs through and through, and here’s Starck’s artsy-fartsy explanaiton of his work, ““Technological genius explodes exponentially, each time with incredible power whose limits are yet to be known. The power remains, never abating, symbolically characterized by the sculptural magma that one attempts to cleave, to master within this geometrically perfect strongbox. A symbol of strength mastered, of freedom guided, of incandescent magma heeding to the form of its cast. The interpretation is free. But the mystery remains.”
The LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive and LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive will both come encased in aluminum that is tough enough to handle the everyday rigors of work, boasting a durable exterior that protects the hard drives within from shock and overheating – perfect for you to access your data whenever you need it, wherever you are. The LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive comes with a status LED that will resemble Starck’s signature symbol, glowing in the all-too-familiar orange or green color to point out the current activity taken by the hard drive. As for the LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive, you get a built-in USB cable that is uniquely placed for convenient storing and data accessibility.
Both models will connect to computers using the USB 2.0 interface – sorry folks, you’ll just have to wait for some time more if Starck decides to dream up of another design that will cater to USB 3.0 fans. This makes it PC and Mac friendly, and will ship with LaCie Backup Assistant and LaCie Desktop Manager software to help you format, back up and customize your hard drive any way you like. The LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive will come in in 1TB and 2TB capacities, retailing from $129.99 onwards. As for the LaCie Starck Mobile Drive, you can choose from 320GB and 500GB capacities, with prices starting from $99.99 a pop.