January 6th, 2013 by Mark Kidd
LaCie Announces Limited Starck-Designed 4TB Blade Runner External Drives
LaCie, in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, have announced the Blade Runner, a 4TB external hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface. LaCie will manufacture only 9,999 of the drives, which now arrive 20 years after the initial collaboration which has become a design hallmark for both LaCie and Starck in the years since.
The Blade Runner features an aluminum body which conducts heat away from the enclosed hard drive via blades that act as a radiator. A LED power button and activity indicator are in the shape of Starck’s signature. The device is bundled with 10GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage account and backup software.
The Blade Runner is available in directly from the LaCie Online Store or from independent retailers at $299.99.
UPDATE 1/13/13 - LaCie Blade Runner Review Posted