LaCie RuggedKey | from US$39.95 | www.lacie.com
bringing gadgets into the wild is something of a norm today which not only calls for protection for the main gadgets but also their peripherals such as USB flash drive. speaking of which, the LaCie RuggedKey is exactly the USB flash drive you will need the next time you hit the wilderness, scaling up Kathmandu mountains, trekking across the scorching desert of Sahara or braving the frozen tundra. designed by Neil Poulton, the RuggedKey incorporates LaCie’s iconic orange bumper, protecting the key from heat, cold, and up to 100-meter drops. additionally, it is IP-54 certified for resistance against dust and water splashes, giving you that extra peace of mind when you are out and about. other features include USB 3.0 technology for up to 150MB/s transfer speed, backward compatible with USB 2.0, AES 256-bit encryption, and a year of free one-to-one storage ratio with Wuala Secure Cloud Storage. the LaCie RuggedKey is available now via the company’s web store for $39.95 for the 16GB and $69.95 for the 32GB model. for those who want to scrutinize the RuggedKey a little more, head past the jump for some larger images.