In addition to announcing its fastest portable storage at the CES 2014, LaCie has also introduced Fuel, a portable, wireless hard drive for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Adding 1TB of external storage capacity, users can store up to 500 movies, 160,000 songs, or 190,000 photos, and share them with up to five devices simultaneously. It's compatible with AirPlay, so you can easily stream movies onto the big screen via Apple TV or music to compatible speakers. Providing a battery life of up to 10 hours, the new hard drive creates its own Wi-Fi network, so other devices can connect directly to it. It also acts as a hotspot when connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, allowing sharing of Internet access with other connected devices.
The LaCie Fuel appears as an external drive on a computer, so users can wirelessly upload or download files without draining battery power from their laptop. And with Dropbox integration, they can sync files between a computer and the LaCie Fuel automatically. This means that every time they add music, movies, or photos to the Dropbox folder on their Mac, the change is reflected on the LaCie Fuel – or vice versa. If users want to speed up the transfer process, the LaCie Fuel offers a universally compatible USB 3.0 port to transfer media libraries up to ten times faster.
LaCie Fuel marks the first product collaboration between Seagate and LaCie. The wireless hard drive features streamlined file access, thanks to the free Seagate Media app - available for iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle. It automatically organizes files by type, making them easy to browse. Users can stream videos or music, open office documents, and enjoy full-screen navigation. The app makes browsing a media library a visual experience with support for photo and video thumbnails, plus cover art for music.
The 1TB LaCie Fuel will be available soon through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Resellers for US$199.99.