LaCie Gets Cute With Tiny "MosKeyto" USB Flash Drive

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Size matters, does it not? And when you're talking about storage capacity, you want that size to be large. When you're talking about the size of your electronics, particularly portable ones, you want that size to be small. LaCie has delivered on both fronts with their new MosKeyto Flash Drive, a cleverly named device that represents one of the smallest USB drives the world has ever seen.


The company calls this "a new breed" of USB key, as this one will have to be kept on your key ring if you hope to ever keep track of it. It measures less than 20mm and weighs 10 grams, and it's made in capacities as high as 16GB. That also includes an extra 4GB of Wuala Secure Online storage. LaCie even states that users can simply plug this drive into a notebook USB port and "forget it," just leaving it plugged in as extra storage. The USB 2.0 drive can be purchased now in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB with a starting price of $17.99. Don't forget the optional bug spray, though.

LaCie Packs An Elephant's Memory into a MosKeyto

Today LaCie spawns a new breed of USB key – the LaCie MosKeyto, an ultra-small flash drive that’s anything but pesky. Joining LaCie’s line-up of award-winning USB keys, MosKeyto ups the ante for power, portability and ease of use.

LaCie MosKeyto measures less than 20mm and weighs 10 grams, making it one of the smallest USB keys on the market. Offering capacities up to 16GB, you’ll be pleasantly amazed at how many bytes you can get from such a tiny MosKeyto.

The stealthy MosKeyto becomes nearly invisible when plugged into your computer, and can even travel with the computer in a protective sleeve or briefcase – just plug it, and forget it. Because it lies flush against your device, there is no risk of damage to the port, computer or key if the drive is knocked or bumped. Additionally, if it’s in your laptop, you won’t lose it.

Outfitted in sleek black plastic, the MosKeyto is also equipped with a durable nylon strap to attach to an accessible key ring and a cap to protect its USB connector – so you will never have to worry that its tiny form factor will disappear in the depths of your backpack or briefcase.

“While the MosKeyto resembles to a bug, with its small size and big bytes, this USB key is far from annoying,” said Alexis Kobassian, Accessories Product Manager, LaCie. “It provides high capacities in a low-profile connector, allowing you to insert it into your notebook and forget it. And with its low cost/gigabyte price, you can forget about that, too.”

Additionally, LaCie has integrated an extra 4GB secure online storage from Wuala into the MosKeyto, making storage and sharing more convenient than ever.

LaCie Moskeyto offers instant connectivity via USB 2.0 to Windows®, Mac® and Linux platforms.

Availability
The LaCie MosKeyto is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, LaCie Reseller+ starting at $17.99. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.

About LaCie
With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of storage devices for PC, Apple and Linux. LaCie has differentiated itself through sleek design and remarkable technical performance. Find out more about our products at www.lacie.com
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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 5 2010 12:27 AM

Nice, I wouldn't mind getting one of these. But i better start remembering where i leave my key... lol. Interesting how things just get smaller and smaller with all these performance.

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fat78 replied on Sun, Sep 5 2010 2:08 AM

and 4gb hdd used to be considered large at one time.

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I'll buy this. It's a good idea to miniaturize them.

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lol the usb connector itself is twice as big as the storage itself.

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