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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lacie

Today, I went to The Mall with friends after our exams.

I am kind of surprise to saw a relatively 'small' computer fair held there, haha.

There's only 3 booth there, probably all from the same company.

The only noticible brand is NEC, which is most probably from the ComSoft company in Gadong.

However, I saw some real cool hard drives there, under a pretty new brand called LaCie.

The hard drives available there really make me 'WOW' out loud and felt so excited and wanted to buy 'em.

Here's some of the highlight in the 'fair':

LaCie Brink Hard Drives:

First thing to catch my attention is the brilliant LaCie Brink Hard Drives. It is inspired by Lego and it works similar. You may stack up the 'bricks' of hard drives as you like, as long as you can afford to own more than one, hehe. The price is close to those of the normal portable hard drives tho.

Description from LaCie website:

Crafted by the world-famous designer Ora-Ïto, the new Brick expresses a playfulness in a user-friendly high-performance hard drive. Stack & Play multiple LaCie Bricks together to brighten your desktop and your mood (they’re even stackable with LaCie Mobile Bricks). With Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, it offers the fast data transfer rates required for substantial jobs like downloading digital photos, saving MP3s or transferring home videos from a camcorder. Available desktop models are: 160GB (white), 250GB (red), 300GB (blue) and 500GB (red).
Prices:

2.5" 80GB B$249
2.5" 120GB B$395
3.5" 160GB B$245
3.5" 250GB B$295
3.5" 300GB B$345



LaCie Skwarim:

Next let us go to the ultra-compact LaCie Skwarim. It's not as cool as the brick series, but it's relatively smaller. It's roughly the size of our palm, square, and roughly 1 cm in term of thinkness. Cool huh? The design is so-so only, but the size and portability is superb, thumbs up to Lacie!

Description from LaCie website:

righten your computing world with the lively colors and high fashion look of the LaCie Skwarim. The original creation of award-winning designer Karim Rashid, its futuristic design is complemented by the feel of its compact, soft-touch square case. The Skwarim offers a great amount of storage in a very small ultra-portable device. Back up and exchange thousands of photos, songs, files and even video clips with this easy-to-use hard drive with an integrated USB cable. Just plug the Skwarim into your PC or Mac laptop or desktop to back up and exchange files, then toss it into your pocket and bring it with you everywhere.
Prices:

30GB Pink B$279
60GB Blue B$389



LaCie SAFE Mobile Hard Drive:

This is most likely the product for business man who need to take many business informations with you. This mobile hard disk comes with a fingerprint access control which is pretty cool, 'geeky' and rare in Brunei, hehe. I love it, neglecting it's not-so-cool design, haha.

Description from Lacie website:

Safely store and transport your private data on the new LaCie SAFE Mobile Hard Drive. Once registered, simply swipe your finger over the sensor to be authenticated as an authorized user - enabling the drive to unlock. This cutting-edge biometric technology based on a unique biological user trait is far more secure, convenient and user-friendly than password or smart-card protection. This level of security is ideal for parental control at home, protecting confidential professional information at work and keeping your files safeguarded on the road.


LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive:


This is probably the custom made product for me? Haha, hell man, this is exactly what I need! A portable hard drive which can afford to suffer my 'rough' life! Hehe. This portable hard drive is completed with shock-resistance rubber bumper all around it and scratch-protected aluminum shell. Cool man~ *drooling~*

Description from Lacie website:

To survive in the real world, your data needs the protection of the LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Hard Drive. The exclusive creation of world-renown designer Neil Poulton, this durable, portable storage solution offers a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface connection. Simply plug it into any PC or Mac with a USB port for backup, archiving and large data exchange anywhere. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Drive especially resistant to harsh elements for extra protection along the road of your adventures.
Prices:

80GB B$275



Oh ya, in the end of the leaflet I had here with me while typing all these, I saw the company name which is distributing LaCie products, hehe, they're not ComSoft lo.

They're:

TTCO Enterprise

Unit8, Block H, (back portion of Fock Lee Gadong, along McDonalds), Abdul Razak Complex, Jalan Gadong, BSB, Brunei Darussalam.

Tel: 673-8726084
Email: sales@ttco-ent.com
Web: www.ttco-ent.com

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