LaCie XtremKey – the “All-Terrain” USB Flash Drive

The LaCie XtremKey is the toughest USB flash drive you can imagine.  Its 2 mm thick full-metal casing is made of zamac, an alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper.  This alloy is so strong that it’s resistant to the crushing forces of being driven over by a 10-ton truck.  The casing is sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, so it’s watertight up to 100 meters.  It’s been tested to withstand temperatures of 200°C (3 minutes, with no flames) and up to 12 hours at  -50° C.  It’s also drop-resistant (5 drops from 15 meters).  It works with Windows and Mac computers and comes with a 2 year limited warranty.  The XtremKey is available in 8GB ($49.99) and 16GB ($79.99) sizes now;  32GB (139.99) and 64GB ($249.99) will be available soon.

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  • Don Holt August 9, 2010, 4:59 pm

    Sounds good, Janet, but I just need one that has a loop of some kind that doesn’t break off or disintegrate when attached to a keychain for a couple of weeks!! If that cable contraption this one has is steel cable, maybe THIS is the ticket?!?!

    Men are way too hard on stuff in their pockets, I know . . We sit on our credit cards and wallets, and cram all kinds of paraphernalia in bulging pockets that are so tightly stretched because we still have to be “fit” enough to wear our 34″ waist pants . . LOL

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  • Janet Cloninger August 9, 2010, 5:36 pm

    @Don I looked to see what the connector cable is made of, but it only says “water-resistant braided metal”.

    I think men should carry gear bags for all their pocket stuff. My husband actually gets hip and back pain from sitting on his wallet – it’s bulging with junk, not money, unfortunately. Just a small leather or ballistic nylon bag with a shoulder strap and men could empty their pockets and have a little more room in their pants! ;)

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