Just like any other desk accessory, your external hard drive has the potential to make a statement. It's not just a box of parts and memory — it's an extension of your personality. Let it exclaim how fashionable, chic, and put-together you are! Check out a few of these great looking external hard drives, and get your credit card ready — they're all pretty lust-worthy.
June was a big month for new gadgets and tech toys, but don't fret, there's plenty of drool-worthy items to go around. My top picks for this month can either be given as gifts, be added to early Christmas wishlists, or make the perfect splurge purchase! And did I mention that they are all fresh for Summer? So what are you waiting for? Time to assess the gadget goods!
Looks may be deceiving, but don't be fooled: I promise this is a sexier and sleeker version of the eGo drive I reviewed last year.
This much lighter, third generation, 320GB drive offers built-in antivirus software and an impressive rugged aluminum exterior that can withstand a 1.3 meter drop, which you know as well as I do is very important when you're lugging around a device that holds your important data.
Online, this puppy will cost you around $95, which is pretty affordable, considering I've heard of similar devices going for upwards of $150.
After a few months of use, I had some issues with my first eGo drive, so I was pleased to hear Iomega is offering a three-year warranty on the third gen drives. What really irks me, though, is that these drives are primarily built for PCs, not Macs. The included USB cord comes with a cord to plug into your drive and two attached USB cords to plug into your laptop. On many Macs, there are two USB ports (on opposite sides of the laptop), so plugging in both cords is practically impossible. Although your drive may be able to run with only one USB cord plugged in, it isn't sufficient power to experience the high-speed data transfer rates. And sadly, a powered USB bus isn't included, even though there is an auxiliary power port for it. So if you really want to use it on your Mac, you'd have to invest in one.
This is the midnight blue version, but it is also available in red, silver, and black. With the noteworthy upgrades from the last eGo, I think this eGo is worthy of four stars.
You may remember this pink eGo portable hard drive by Iomega from my Must Haves list for February, but because it's so darn cute, and because of all the backing up talk last week, I knew I had to elaborate a bit more on its awesomeness!
To put into perspective how much this beauty of a hard drive can hold, picture this: 640,000 photos, over 2,900 hours of music and 240 hours of video, for a total capacity of 160GB —yes, it's a decent size! The eGo is USB powered so you don't need to drag around an external power supply and it features drop guard for added protection if it were to ever fall off a desk or table.
The eGo hard drive can be used with Macs or PCs and costs only $100. Check out the gallery below to see just how pretty it really is!