Apple, LaCie, Seagate, Others Make Seriously Stylish Storage Systems
LaCie Blade Runner ($299.99)
This 4GB beauty comes from the mind of legendary designer Phillippe Starck. The Blade Runner's sharp, cage-like enclosure surrounds an almost anthropomorphic, liquid metal interior.
Buffalo LinkStation Pro 3TB ($213.99)
Taking more than a little design inspiration from Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console, this network-attached storage (NAS) appliance features gentle curves and sleek casing.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home 3TB ($163.95)
This elegant drive features crisply rounded corners, a modern, origami-fold docking station and perforated facades.
G-Technology G-RAID 4TB ($269)
Featuring a solid, all-aluminum base and enclosure that complements the recent line of Apple's iMacs and MacBooks, it's rugged and stylish, with a clean design.
LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 2TB ($129.99)
LaCie first joined forces with Porsche Design in 2003, and has worked to create an exclusive and timeless shape that's functional and durable.
Iomega MiniMax FireWire 1TB ($189)
Designed to stack on top of your iMac Mini, this storage drive sports a sleek, Apple-influenced, minimal brushed-metal finish.
Victorinox Swiss Army Jetsetter 32GB ($99.99)
An all-in-one tool featuring flight-friendly Swiss Army Knife implements—scissors, nail file with screwdriver, clamshell opener, ballpoint pen, tweezers and key ring—along with a detachable flash drive preloaded with security software.
AData DashDrive HD710 1TB ($89.89)
The HD710 is a military-grade shockproof and waterproof creation with a dynamic design to match the style of sports and outdoor enthusiasts, with color options, including blue, yellow and black.
Silicon Power Stream S20 1TB ($89.99)
Taking its cue from high-end sports car designs, the SP Stream S20 boasts a brilliant metallic purple paint job and a rounded enclosure.
Apple Time Capsule 3TB ($499)
The price may take your breath away, but in typical Apple fashion, so does the design, another example of the company's time-tested and true minimalism.