LaCie introduces the XtremeKey, a truly rugged key-shaped USB flash drive that offers industrial-strength protection for your data. The XtremKey has a 2mm metal pipe casing and is sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring. The drive is watertight up to 100 meters and “resistant to 5-meter drops, fierce heat and bitter cold – it holds up in any environment, no matter where you take it (+200°C / -50°).”
XtremKey is constructed with zamac, a metal alloy composed of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper that’s so strong, it can withstand the pressure of a 10-ton truck. It uses USB 2.0 interface and comes in capacities from 8GB to 64GB. The rugged USB key provides writing speeds up to 30 Mb/s and reading up to 40 Mb/s.
The LaCie XtremKey will be released in August starting at $49.99.