LaCie has unveiled the LaCie Mirror, a portable hard drive wholly encased in scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The device features a 1TB hard drive and doubles as a piece of decor, sitting in a base made of a single piece of ebony wood from Makassar. The piece was designed in collaboration with the acclaimed French designer, Pauline Deltour.
"You have to look twice to discover the LaCie Mirror's true ambition," said Deltour. "Covered by mirrored glass, it's first an elegant and functional object, and only on second glance is it revealed to be a slim high–performance hard drive."
Mirrors reflect the image of who we are, where as the data that we collect and create is a reflection of an individual's ideas and experiences. In an age where nearly all files are manifested in a digital form, it was an obvious conclusion for LaCie to develop a showpiece to convey how essential data is to defining our modern life. The sum of art and literature are the product by which a culture is defined. This art has existed, historically, as physical media prior to the introduction of digital technology. Today, data is comprised of this very media that defines us, be it photos, videos, music, graphic art, novels, journals or even a spreadsheet. Our data is truly a reflection of who we are. The human digital footprint is a reflection of our individuality and LaCie Mirror is symbolic of this.
LaCie used Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance (NDR) for the casing which provides improved damage resistance and toughness by helping to prevent the deep chips and scratches that cause glass to break. The drive will be available in late January for a suggested price of $279.99.
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