LaCie had a number of large hardware announcements on this pre-CES weekend including their new Limit Edition Blade Runner. Imagined and designed by world-famous designer Philippe Starck, the LaCie Blade Runner carries a suggested retail price of $299.00 and combines a sharp, cage-like enclosure surrounded by an almost anthropomorphic, liquid metal interior. Its 4TB drive and high-speed USB 3.0 interface deliver more than enough performance to handle even the most data-intensive tasks. With less than 10,000 produced, the LaCie Blade Runner is a limited edition hard drive for design-conscience consumers.
With only 9,999 produced, the LaCie Blade Runner is a limited edition hard drive for design-conscience consumers. Starck's influence is evident from the complex design concept to the hands-on manufacturing process. Each unit is custom-built to ensure superb form and function. It is the statement piece in any home office, study or media room. The artistic design combines with the high-speed USB 3.0 interface and cross-platform compatibility to result in a hard drive that is as practical as it is stunning. "In my design nothing is useless – style, symbolism or functionality," says Philippe Starck. "In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools it down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction."