It’s tough to find a USB drive that will stand up under extreme circumstances. While none of us exactly plan to have something bad happen to our device, we all know that things do tend to happen. For instance, your drive could slip out of your pocket, land in the street and promptly be run over by a semi-truck. I’ve seen instances of this happening to someone’s phone… so why is it a stretch to think it could happen with your thumb drive?
If you’re like me, you carry around a USB stick full of important information or programs. We’re Geeks, and we need to have quick access to all of our stuff. It’s important stuff, too, right? So how do we know for sure that the data will be intact if something awful should occur when we least expect it?
The new Lacie Xtremkey USB flash drive can LITERALLY survive being run over by a ten-ton truck. Beginning sometime in August, you can grab this device at a cost beginning of fifty smackers. It ranges from 8GB up to 64GB, as well.
So what makes this model so wonderful? Thanks to the highly-resistant 2mm metal pipe casing, it can survive in nearly any environment and temperature (+200C to -50C). The case features resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, which makes it watertight up to about 100 meters of water. It can survive drops of about 16 feet without taking any damage. It’s only 3 inches long and boasts write speeds of up to 30 Mb per second.
The question now becomes: Why WOULDN’T you want this?.