CES 2014: Meet the LaCie Fuel, a Wireless, Streaming, Portable Hard Drive.

CES 2014: Meet the Lacie Fuel, a Wireless, Streaming and Portable Hard Drive.

LaCie, the popular, Mac-friendly hard drive manufacturer introduced their new Fuel hard drive ($199.99) this year at CES. The LaCie Fuel 1TB hard drive is a one-of-a-kind storage device that serves as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your stored data, and runs seamlessly and intuitively with your iDevices. We were quite impressed with the Fuel and it even went on to win an iPhone Life Best of CES 2014 award. Read on for more details about what makes the new Fuel such a champion among portable storage systems.

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CES 2014: Meet the Lacie Fuel, a Wireless, Streaming and Portable Hard Drive.

The LaCie Fuel measures 4.5-inches by 4.5-inches (I know, thats really small!), and it stores one terabyte of data, which translates to over 500 movies or thousands of photos, songs or documents. It also serves as a wireless hub for your iDevices, and it’s able to connect and stream to as many as five devices simultaneously.

The LaCie Fuel is a feature-rich wireless hard drive that is perfect for traveling, adventuring, family vacations, and off-grid-exploration. It can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot, has Dropbox integration, allows for simple and ultra-fast file transfers between either your mobile device or computer and the hard drive, and of course, one of its most outstanding features is that it let's you access its stored data wherever you are and without reliance upon a Wi-Fi connection. Additionally, with its 10-hour battery it will provide ample entertainment between charges.

As the icing on the cake, the LaCie Fuel has an awesome and intuitive iOS app that will be instantly familiar to any iOS user and it also conveniently allows you to stream to any connected TV with its built-in Airplay support.

Retailing for the above-mentioned price tag of $199.99, the LaCie Fuel is expected to be ready for purchase this spring. Stay tuned to iPhone Life and we’ll keep you posted on the Fuel’s release date as well as covering it with more in-depth reviews once it's available.

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As Senior Gear Editor at iPhone Life, Dig reports on the latest and greatest accessories built for the iOS ecosystem. From rugged gear and Bluetooth speakers, to headphones, unique iDevice cases, and iOS remote controlled vehicles, Dig's articles cover a wide range of great gear for the iPhone and iPad. A core gamer for over three decades, Dig also writes iPhone Life's Game Centered column, which focuses on the best iOS games and game related news. Additionally, Dig's company, iDoc Tech Support, offers web design and administration services as well as iPhone and iPad repairs. When not at his work desk, Dig loves spending time with family and enjoying the wonders of nature. You can follow him on Twitter @idoctech