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Philippe Starck Designs Limited Edition Hard Drive
By Anthea Quay, 07 Jan 2013
French designer Philippe Starck has once again teamed up with LaCie to design a new external storage drive.
Called the ‘Blade Runner’, the limited edition 4TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive was inspired by the movie it’s named after.
It sports a heavy-duty aluminium exterior, and an LED power button in the shape of the plus (+) symbol—signature to the renown designer—which glows orange when there’s activity.
Only 9,999 units of Blade Runner would be produced, each retailing at US$299—of which would include 10GB of Wuala secure cloud storage.
“In my design nothing is useless—style, symbolism or functionality,” Starck said in a statement. “In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction.”
Designer hard drive, anyone?
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