Convenience, Form and Function Converge in LaCie Data/Share

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[prMac.com] Paris, France - LaCie announced today a creative new way to access the data from SD and microSD cards. Created exclusively for LaCie by the award-winning 5.5 designers firm, the LaCie Data/Share is a usable, inventive product designed to simultaneously enhance and simplify user's digital lives. In addition, the LaCie Data/Share recently received a 2009 iF product design award by the International Forum Design GmbH (iF).

The Data/Share's stylish red and white design is attention grabbing, but by effortlessly converting SD card and microSD information into the more accessible USB format, the Data/Share distinguishes itself as more than just a colorful accessory. Customers can insert their SD and microSD cards into the corresponding LaCie Data/Share slot and instantly create a USB-ready storage key, or just a quick and easy way to access their SD and microSD card information on their computers.

* Recycle SD and microSD cards into USB flash keys
* A quick and efficient way to access data
* Users can separate private data from public data
* Hot-pluggable and driver-free

The two delineated sides of the Data/Share help customers easily organize and prioritize their data. Users can choose to keep their personal data on one side, while using the other side for shared data. Both sides have the advantage of High-Speed USB transfer rates of up to 480MB/s.

The SD and microSD connectors on the Data/Share are push/push, giving them both durability and high reliability. The Data/Share is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and are additionally backward compatible with USB 1.1, an advantage for customers with older computer interfaces.

"The Data/Share is a stylish way to make sure you can easily access and secure all of your data," said Alexis Kobassian, LaCie Peripherals and Accessories Product Manager. "We live in a culture that requires true data mobility and portability. At LaCie, we're consistently innovating and producing accessories that have sophisticated design, and the highest level of usability and functionality."

In addition to its cross-platform compatibility, the Data/Share is compatible with all the latest SD and MicroSD cards - including Class 1 to 6 SDHC or microSDHC cards on the market - making it an accessible, essential tool for customers with varying types of devices.

Availability:
The Lacie Data/Share is available now through the LaCie Online Store, at the suggested retail price of $9.90. For more information, visit LaCie online.

About 5.5 designers
Recipients of the "Grand prix de la creation" by the city council of Paris, the 5.5 designers studio focuses on research and consulting. Since its inception in 2003, 5.5 designers has consulted on projects ranging from electronics to public installations and household products. With its focus on "sublimating the ordinary" and talent for humor and simplicity, 5.5 designers has developed a client list populated with major French and international brands and organizations such as Baccarat, Bernardaud, Centre Pompidou and LaCie.

Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit LaCie online.

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