Today LaCie announced availability of the RuggedKey, the perfect solution to protect data from life’s stumbles. Designed by Neil Poulton, the drive protects data from daily wear and tear as well as unauthorized access. As one can seein the picture, the drive sports a orange bumper to protect it from heat, cold, and 100-meter drops. LaCie further reports that the drive is IP-54 certified to resist damage from dust and water making it the best device for on-the-go data protection.
The RuggedKey is based on USB 3.0 technology and offers up to 100 MB/s transfer rates. With this kind of speed users can transfer an HD movie, 3,000 photos or a 5GB file in less than one minute.
Wuala Secure Cloud Storage makes data on the RuggedKey easily accessible without compromising security. Wuala lets users keep one copy of data on the key and one in the cloud. That way, if a user forgets the key at the office, they can still access the files via the cloud. And for the ultimate in security, AES 256-bit encryption prevents unauthorized file access to the key with password protection.
The RuggedKey is available in 16GB ($39.99) and 32GB ($69.99) storage capacities.