LaCie's Rikiki Is World's Smallest 2.5" External Hard Drive

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News Posted: Tue, Dec 15 2009 4:45 PM
If Apple holds the crown for best looking laptops, we're pretty confident LaCie holds the crown for best looking hard drives. The company made famous for taking standard storage drives and converting them into objects of desire has just pushed out their latest device, and yes, it's a looker. The LaCie Rikiki is a real tongue-twister, and furthermore, it's one of the smallest HDDs that have ever been announced by the outfit.

LaCie claims that this is the tiniest 2.5" HDD on the market, measuring just 110cm thick and designed to hold up to 640GB of data. It's wrapped in brushed aluminum and uses the USB 2.0 interface, and of course it's plug-and-play with any Mac or PC. It will soon be available in 250GB, 500GB and 640GB sizes through the company's store or via their network of retailers, and while we know the smallest one will list at $74.99, it's anyone's guess as to how they're priced from there.



The Smallest of its Species: LaCie Rikiki
Size does matter--resistance too.

December 15, 2009

  • Ultra compact, high capacity
  • Aluminum exterior for sturdy data protection
  • USB Boost and backup software included
  • Plug & play on Mac® and PC
Today, LaCie introduced the most compact 2.5" hard drive on the market– LaCie Rikiki, in metal. Measuring just a mere 110cm, itssophisticated form factor holds up to 640GB of media that you won’tmind storing in a pocket or purse.

Encased in brushed, sturdy aluminum, the LaCie Rikiki, which means"tiny" in French, represents a resilient aesthetic that protects yourmedia from everyday blunders and unwelcome fingerprints. Itslightweight design makes it a perfect companion for keeping yourdigital world close at hand.

"We are part of a generation that wants more from our electronics, butin the smallest form factor possible, and with a competitive price,"said Anne-Sophie Marchand, Consumer Product Manager. "With the LaCieRikiki, we have done just that by fitting high-performance andhigh-capacity in the palm of your hand, for under $100."

Leveraging the versatile USB 2.0 interface, the LaCie Rikikiis instantly compatible with your PC or Mac. Simply plug it in andyou’re ready to store and share your favorite media with high-speedperformance. LaCie Rikiki also offers USB Boost software for enhancingspeeds up to 33% (Windows® only).

LaCie Rikiki also comes with a simplified software suite – forquick setup and easy-to-use backup management – enabling completeconfiguration in just a few clicks. The LaCie Rikiki is an all-in-onesolution for storage mobility.



Availability
The LaCie Rikiki will be available in250GB, 500GB, and 640GB capacities through the LaCie Online Store,LaCie Reseller+, and LaCie Corner, starting at the suggested retailprice of $74.99 (excluding VAT). For more information, visitwww.lacie.com.

About LaCie
Located in the USA,Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is theleading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple andLinux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and colormonitors that help professionals and everyday people easily managetheir digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products throughoriginal designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For moreinformation, visit www.lacie.com

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This is an awesome looking hdd. I'm expecting the 500gb model to be around $160.

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shanewu replied on Wed, Dec 16 2009 2:02 PM

I agree...it's very stylish. I'll take 2. ^_^

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gibbersome replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 10:43 PM

About the size of my wallet, beautiful and the pricing seems right.

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