I’m not sure if Lacie is actually making a better product or just trying to be the first to market with their latest LaCinema Rugged multimedia hard drive, the LaCinema Rugged HD.  Yup, this little blackbox of rubbery goodness can not only survive the odd ding, drop or bump, but can output its content in all the full HD glory you’ve come to expect from your LCD TV.  It includes a little remote control, HDMI output (composite video as well), is compatible with a shit load of video codecs and can upscale your non-HD videos, which is just about the last nail in the coffin for me to be convinced of its multimedia capabilities – it plays photos too.  Adding additional content to its hard drive (250GB, 320GB and 500GB) just means jacking it into your computer’s USB port and a power adapter is included for when your not.  The LaCinema Rugged HD drive looks to be available now and costs $169.99, $199.99 and $229.99 respectively.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."