Storage purveyor LaCie has one solution: its new rough-and-tumble XtremKey flash drive is designed to withstand even the harshest environments.
With a cylindrical casing made of zamac—an acronymic alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper—the XtremKey can supposedly be run over by a 10-ton truck without flinching. And pressure’s not the only thing the XtremeKey can take, either; LaCie says the device’s hardy exterior also handles 5-meter drops and extreme temperatures, from 200 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees below, with aplomb. Finally, thanks to the XtremKey’s rubber O-ring and wear-resistant screw threads, you can drop it in a 100-meter deep pool—if you happen to have such a thing—and not worry about your precious bits and bytes. The XtremKey isn’t all hardened exterior, either; put the little fellow on a desk and it’ll wobble playfully.