Early this month, LaCie made waves when it announced "Mirror", a high-end portable hard drive with a reflective body which is absolutely stunning -- but do you really need such a thing?
LaCie, Seagate's premium brand is no novice when it comes to designing sleek and classy storage products as it has already partnered with Linux and Apple before. This time, it has teamed up with French designer Pauline Deltour to develop the striking Mirror HDD. What's more, they used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to encase the device, something which is known for its toughness in preventing scratches and chips that break a glass.
Considering that our data these days can truly be said to be a "reflection" of a person, Mirror seems to be a clever symbolism. Apparently, it is both a functional 1TB HDD and a "striking piece of decor". Its glass body not only serves as a decoration but also as a strong casing. But if you're looking for a real portable HDD that you can use on the fly, never mind the fancy design and just go with the usual ones, Hass and Associates Cyber Security wisely advised.
According to Deltour, "The LaCie Mirror, propped up on its ebony wood display stand, is captivating on a desk or anywhere in the home. The intense ebony color contrasts sublimely with the LaCie Mirror's silver facets."
Just its display stand which is made from Makassar ebony wood is enough to captivate anyone once it's connected to a PC. Its rich color and exceptional density apparently makes for a very unique design that no two pieces would be the same. Sounds useful for preventing sly switches we usually see in movies but for mere mortals like us who don't have sensitive data apart from our income statement, this is probably not reason enough to shell more money.
This premium hard drive will be available starting this week for an SRP of USD 279.99. Typical 1TB portable HDD only costs USD 100 or below, which should tell you just how expensive the Mirror's fancy casing is.
"You have to look twice to discover the LaCie Mirror's true ambition. Covered by mirrored glass, it's first an elegant and functional object, and only on second glance is it revealed to be a slim high-performance hard drive," added Deltour.
This would make an excellent gift choice for those with much to spare -- it has both functionality and class. However, like what Hass and Associates Cyber Security quipped, until the rest of your house looks sleek enough to go along with such a fancy hard drive, it's a good idea to pass for now.