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Brinell's Purestorage external hard drives are elegant, but pricey

Brinell has tried its best to combine elegance and performance with their suave-looking new line of Purestorage portable hard drives. Is beauty worth its price?
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Brinell has tried its best to combine elegance and performance with their suave-looking new line of Purestorage portable hard drives.

Ranging from 160 to 500 GB, the drives are you could certainly pack away a ton of content in a tiny, stylish box, powered via USB. While the colors are fairly simple yet sleek, it comes in leather, carbon, wood or stainless steel casings. Except for the diamond-pattern, they almost look like mini-MacBooks.

But beauty comes with a price, ranging from $280-$340, and it's still only available in the UK still. I'm definitely one who would pay more for an attractive product (and I've definitely forked over more cash for a better design in the past, maybe even when I shouldn't have...). But I don't think I could see myself spending more than $100-150 for an external drive at the moment. They're are plenty of good looking ones on the market already.

Would you be interested in picking up one of these?

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