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LaCie XtremKey USB flash drive is ready for some adventure

Even USB flash drives are getting more rugged and ready for all sorts of terrains. LaCie boasts that its latest USB accessory, the XtremKey, is suitable for "any environment," including extreme temperatures and deep depths of water.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Even USB flash drives are getting more rugged and ready for all sorts of terrains. LaCie boasts that its latest USB accessory, the XtremKey, is suitable for "any environment," including extreme temperatures and deep depths of water.

The XtremKey is such a road warrior because it is encased in a 2mm pipe made from a melange of different metals. Standing at less than three inches tall, the XtremKey sports an interior rubber O-ring that is waterproof up to 328 feet, and it can handle drops from up to 16 feet.

If you're ever planning to work in the desert or at the North Pole, the XtremKey might be able to survive and worker longer than you can in extreme temperatures up to 392°F and as low as -58°F.

As for what it can actually do, the USB 2.0 attains read and write speeds up to 40 Mb/s and 30 Mb/s respectively. Both Mac and PC users are welcome.

With capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB, the LaCie XtremKey will be available in August starting at $49.99.

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