The Western Digital MyBook Pro Edition
Personal computer components have been plagued with a utilitarian-oriented style for as long as I remember. In the past five years or so this has begun to change, and form is no longer being completely ignored in favor of function. But if you look closely at what's available out there, you might notice that we have simply traded our beige and white boxy components for multicolored, illuminated boxy components. So, with that in mind, it is refreshing when a vendor sticks its neck out to make something a little different.
Enter the Western Digital MyBook Pro, an external hard disk drive that looks like... well, a book. And while it certainly doesn't represent a revolution in style, the Western Digital MyBook is interesting enough to make us look twice.
Form has to follow function, though, and all the neatness in the world doesn't count for much if the MyBook Pro can't deliver where it counts as a good external hard drive solution. Does the MyBook have the goods, or is it just another pretty face?