LaCie is no stranger to making products that can take a beating. Not only are the company's drives stylish, some of them are about as rugged as they come. But now LaCie
is creating something that lets you choose what's inside. The Tank, which definitely has a simple name, has a pretty simple purpose as well. It's designed as a rugged, rain-proof case that can hold anything from a 2.5" hard drive to a Nintendo DSi.
The unit ships with internal padding that can be rearranged based on what you're trying to protect, and it's IP-63 certified to protect against dust and pouring rain. There's also military-grade shock and drop protection, and a 1-year warranty. Think of it as a safe deposit box that you can carry around, in a way. It's listed now in the UK for £19.99, but hopefully it'll be on sale in other countries soon.
LaCie Tank: Battle-Ready Armour to Protect Your Data
· IP-63-certified: protects against dust and pouring rain
· Military-grade shock and drop resistant
· Customisable foam adjusts to your device
· Protects 2.5'' hard drive, digital camera, Nintendo® DSTM lite or
London, UK (7th December 2010) – LaCie announced today a resilient new
hard drive case that protects hard drives against hazardous situations –
the LaCie Tank, design by Neil Poulton. An ideal fit for 2.5" HDDs, the
LaCie Tank is strong enough to drop in a suitcase or shipping box and
accessible enough to use every day.
A hard, rugged shell made of rubber and polypropylene snaps securely
around your device, keeping out dust and rain. This robust exterior is
also shock-resistant and tested against military-grade drop
requirements, protecting your data from catastrophic drops. It's
manufactured in Italy for guaranteed durability.
Additionally, the LaCie Tank's padded interior can be customised to fit
any shape and size, guaranteeing your hard drive is cushioned and snug
for any type of transportation. Simply remove foam cubes to fit your
device precisely. The Tank is an easy, versatile way to protect your
"Customers have told us about the myriad of places they take hard
drives, and LaCie developed the Tank just for them, providing armour for
your hard drive as the name suggests," Claire Rivallan, Consumer
Accessories Product Manager. "There are so many elements that can damage
invaluable data, which we aimed to eliminate with this design. The Tank
can even keep data safe and dry in a hurricane – an unparalleled
LaCie Tank can also be configured to carry other portable electronic
devices, such as digital cameras and Nintendo DS lite or DSi consoles.
Offering military-grade ruggedness, the LaCie Tank is truly a fortress
for your digital content.
The LaCie Tank is available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie
Corner, LaCie Reseller+ starting at £19.99. For more product
information, visit www.lacie.com/uk.
About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial
Design from Edinburgh University and Milan's Domus Academy, Poulton
first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens,"
pens made from a "living," wearing plastic that changes colour and form
with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling,
award-winning products for a variety of international clients including
LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris,