Let’s face it, for some of us, the iPad just does not have enough storage. Especially if you’re using it as your primary computer, as more and more of us are doing these days, you just need the room. That’s where the FUEL comes into play.

Wireless Storage, Plenty of Space

Although the FUEL bills itself primarily as an iPad accessory, in truth it’s a straightforward wireless portable drive; just look around on the network and you’ll find it. And, truthfully, a wireless drive is increasingly useful when you’re on the road, especially when increasingly laptops are aiming for a smaller form factor and less storage. So what does the FUEL bring to the fire?

Space, Lots Of Space

Quite a bit, actually. It can connect with up to five different devices with a battery that lasts up to ten hours. It charges using, of course, USB, and you can also use the USB port as a wired data connection if your drive dies, or you just don’t feel like trying to find it on a network at a busy airport. And needless to say, this being a hard drive, and hard drives being cheaper than dirt, it ships with a lot of space: LaCie only offers this in a 1TB configuration. But really, do most of us really need anything more than one terabyte? After all, you probably do not have that many documents. At least we hope not.

More Room To Expand


It’s probably not a good idea to store apps on a wireless drive, but for most people, having an extra one TB of space is great for storing pictures, backing up music, and generally getting some space in place to keep everything they need. If that sounds like you, a FUEL will probably be exactly what you need.

Dan Seitz

Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.