By Siva Om on Mon, 01/13/2014
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.
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.