LaCie Sphere: A Hard Drive Enclosed by Spherical Silver-Plated Steel Case

LaCie Sphere: A Hard Drive Enclosed by Spherical Silver-Plated Steel Case

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The LaCie Sphere, designed by Christofle, is a handcrafted hard drive enclosed in a spherical case of silver–plated steel. The company unveiled the device ahead of CES 2014.

Due to its round shape, the LaCie Sphère requires a careful manual plating process. It is stamped, silver–plated and finally polished for a perfect brightness in Christofle’s silversmith workshop in Yainville (Normandy), France. The highly reflective finish makes the hard drive a decorative piece to accompany any upscale home or office workstation

LaCie Sphere: A Hard Drive Enclosed by Spherical Silver-Plated Steel Case

"The shape of the globe inspired the design concept for the LaCie Sphère. The sensual and strong silhouette naturally led us to the product name," said Thierry Oriez, president and CEO, Christofle. "We combined our obsession with the reflection of silver with LaCie’s technical expertise to create a hard drive that exudes elegance and sophistication like no other."

"With the Sphère, LaCie and Christofle have once again thought outside the box. In an industry where square thinking is the rule, this product reflects LaCie's innovative edge," Philippe Spruch, executive vice president, Seagate branded, CEO and chairman of the board, LaCie.

Technology:
The LaCie Sphère connects to a computer with a single USB 3.0 cable that also powers the hard drive. A blue LED illuminates the front of the LaCie Sphère to indicate hard drive status. Additionally, the 1TB hard drive comes equipped with LaCie's software suite: Backup Assistant for easy and automatic backup, Private–Public for password protection, and Eco Mode for energy savings.

Availability:
The LaCie Sphère will be available this quarter in a 1TB capacity through the LaCie Online Store, select concept stores, and Christofle retail stores and corners starting at $490.00. The LaCie Sphère comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

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LaCie Sphere: A Hard Drive Enclosed by Spherical Silver-Plated Steel Case
PunkyPurple - January 6, 2014 at 3:08pm
Pretty cool thing. At that price though, it definitely should be wireless. A cord attached to it will make it look uncool.
Max - January 6, 2014 at 11:48am
Clearly required as a pair to go with your Mac Pro workstation
ipadguy - January 6, 2014 at 7:20am
Nice but $490 hell no... And not for 1TB
pitt_bunker - January 6, 2014 at 8:20am
Agree, it's a nice looking thing, but too overpriced. I'd pay $200 as a max.
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