LaCie Offers USB 3.0 HDDs and a Strange Monkey

This is an actual, real press shot.

LaCie announced a new portable hard disk offering that caters to those looking for small and slimmer drives on the USB 3.0 interface.

Two new models are the Minimus and Rikiki USB 3.0, both of which are encased in brushed aluminum that offers resilience from "blunders," improved heat dissipation, and is fully recyclable.

The Rikiki and Minimus come with LaCie’s Software Suite with backup software for Mac or PC. Additionally, each product comes with 10GB of Wuala online storage.

“The Minimus and Rikiki USB 3.0 offer our customers easy and affordable options to access the super speeds of USB 3.0,” said Philippe Rault, LaCie Consumer Product Manager. “Since these products offer backward compatibility with USB 2.0, they will work on any PC or Mac with no worry.”

The Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB/1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99.

Monkey not included.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • tolham
    i would like a computer monkey.
  • dannyboy3210
    Well as someone with a usb3 compatible motherboard, its nice to see the prices slowly coming down. Even if it doesn't come with a monkey... :'(
  • back_by_demand
    tolhami would like a computer monkey.Most of our computers already have a monkey...
  • dannyboy3210
    Yes, but those who don't believe in Darwin's Theory of Evolution will still want a monkey.
  • coopchennick
    ^coherent thought?
  • nforce4max

  • edawebdesign
    Is dannyboy worried about 'evolving' into a monkey?
  • adrcalei
    That's one ugly monkey... but the drive looks awesome
  • Zenthar
    Pfff, trunk monkeys look more useful.
  • BulkZerker
    Server kitty > computer monkey

    Nice price for the drives though.