Backing up your digital data has rarely looked this good, thanks to this Philippe Starck designed 4TB external hard drive from French firm LaCie. Although the name reference a Ridley Scott movie (no prizes for guessing which one), it reminds us more of a vividly cutting scene from the Jennifer Lopez-vehicle The Cell (2000), by Tarsem Singh. Hint: it involves a horse and some razor-sharp descending sheets of glass…

While the LaCie Blade Runner does look from some angles like an unremarkable rectangle (witness the shot above), changing your point of view yields a radically different object. The central bit that houses the drive itself, and hence your data, resembles something organic, perhaps an amoeba or a liver… This amorphous-looking part is encased in what looks like a radiator grill and LaCie does tout this design as being advantageous for dissipating heat. So, a cool object that keeps things cool. Equipped with a USB 3.0 interface, the Blade Runner also has 10GB of secure Cloud Storage for additional security and sharing. The Blade Runner is limited to 9,999 pieces according to Co.Design. 

     

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