LaCie Launches Rugged XtremKey USB Flash Drive Featuring Impenetrable Shell

LaCie , originator of the flat, award-winning key-shaped USB flash drives, recently announced the LaCie XtremKey USB Flash Drive, that offerers industrial-strength protection for data. With capacities up to 64GB and an impenetrable shell, the XtremKey is a truly rugged USB key that stands up to the elements.


LaCie XtremKey rugged USB flash drive is shielded inside a 2mm metal pipe casing and has been sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, it is watertight up to 100 meters.

The LaCie XtremKey USB flash drive is also resistant to 5-meter drops, fierce heat and bitter cold – it holds up in any environment, no matter where you take it (+200°C / -50°).

The LaCie XtremKey rugged USB flash drive is constructed with zamac, a metal alloy composed of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper that’s so strong, it is capable of withstanding extreme  pressure of a 10-ton truck.

Less than three inches tall, the LaCie XtremKey rugged USB flash memory drive puts strength, security and storage right on your keyring.

“The XtremKey offers extreme durability and capacity in a convenient, well-protected and fun form factor,” said Alexis Kobassian, Product Manager, LaCie. “Despite the robust, industrial-strength protection we’ve added, it’s still a LaCie key that brings ease-of-use and reliability to customers looking to keep their data secure while on the go.”

Equipped with the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, the LaCie XtremKey rugged USB flash memory drive offers instant compatibility, outstanding transfer speeds and cross-platform convenience to all PC and Mac users. With writing speeds up to 30 MB/s and reading up to 40 MB/s, you don’t have to sacrifice performance for protection.

Designed by Constance Guisset exclusively for LaCie, XtremKey rugged USB flash drive works relentlessly to keep your data protected, all while being portable, powerful and perfectly suited for your life’s adventures.

The key, when placed on a desktop, even shows some playful personality with a perfectly balanced wobble effect.

Price and Availability

The LaCie XtremKey rugged USB flash memory drive comes in capacities from 8GB to 64GB and will be available in August 2010 at the starting price of $49.99 or Rs.2,250.00. For more product information, visit

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