while companies like SanDisk are minimizing the size of USB flash drives, premium storage maker LaCie takes no heed to physical size and instead, pays attention to the details of design which result in drool-worthy products that goes beyond functionality. however, the latest to join its rank of premium USB flash drive takes on a slightly new twist. the LaCie Culbuto USB Key still bears the usual LaCie’s hallmark of sophistication, but adds a dash of whimsy to it. this is one classy USB flash drive which you can literally rocks to. it has a round metal weighted based that keeps the object vertical even after it is knocked down. you know? like the roly-poly toy that bobs side-to-side when poked? think you get the idea, if not, there is a little video of it in action after the fold.
anyhow, the rest of the body is of silicone “soft touch” rubber, extending out from the half-metal spherical base to a USB 3.0 connector offering up to 5Gb/s of data transfer rate. it comes with a cap to keep the connector protected when not in use and there is a slid on the cap that you can utilize to hold a photo or business card. the card holder functionality is not so much of a big deal, but is a nice touch, nevertheless. the LaCie Culbuto USB Key by Constant Guisset comes in a choice of 16GB and 32GB capacities and retails for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively. don’t lament about the price. it is LaCie we are talking and there is a good reason it is branded as the premium storage maker.