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James Bond owned one. Well … not really. But he would have.
Sexy, uber-sleek minimalist design aside, the new XtremKey from LaCie is billed as an “all-terrain USB flash drive” – the company’s “strongest, toughest USB key yet”. Constructed from an industrial strength alloy known as zamac, the XK is heat, cold, water, pressure, and drop-resistant.
The XtremKey’s memory modules are shielded inside of a 2mm casing and sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, which makes it watertight up to 100 meters. In addition, it’s resistant to 5-meter drops, fierce heat and bitter cold””it holds up in any environment, no matter where you take it (+200Â°C / -50Â°).
Oh … and it can withstand the pressure of a 10-ton truck.
Sure, the 64GB, top-of-the-heap model is just south of $250 (USD), so cheaper data storage options are available for the modern traveler. But do you really want to leave your most precious personal files to chance on the road in the name of saving a few bucks?