LaCie announces LaCie Sphère designed by Christole
LaCie today announced a silver–plated hard drive: LaCie Sphère , design by Christofle. Whether gracing the table of a 19th Century prince or the desk of a modern-day CEO, a piece by Christofle makes an impression. Building on LaCie’s initial partnership with Christofle that produced the Galet USB key, the Sphère integrates Christofle’s luxurious heritage with the industry’s latest technology.
The handcrafted hard drive is enclosed in a spherical case of silver–plated steel. Due to its round shape, the LaCie Sphère requires a careful manual plating process. It is stamped, silver–plated and finally polished for a perfect brightness in Christofle’s silversmith workshop in Yainville (Normandy), France. The highly reflective finish makes the hard drive a decorative piece to accompany any upscale home or office workstation. The LaCie Sphère gracefully connects to a computer with a single USB 3.0 cable that also powers the hard drive.
The USB 3.0 connection delivers fast performance to quickly back up business documents or a media library. A blue LED illuminates the front of the LaCie Sphère to indicate hard drive status. Additionally, the 1TB hard drive comes equipped with LaCie’s software suite: Backup Assistant for easy and automatic backup, Private–Public for password protection, and Eco Mode for energy savings. The LaCie Sphère will be available this quarter in a 1TB capacity through the LaCie Online Store, select concept stores, and Christofle retail stores and corners starting at $490.00.