Lacie "novelty" metal USB 4GB/8GB flash "keys" - from £15.99 delivered - play.com
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Lacie "novelty" metal USB 4GB/8GB flash "keys" - from £15.99 delivered - play.com

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Found 22nd Mar 2009Made hot 22nd Mar 2009
By no means best value ever (as if Lacie has ever sold anything well priced), but it looks very solid and fits neatly on a key ring.

Until today I thought that my Sandisk Ti Cruzers where the nicest USB drives available... I stand corrected.

Available for pre-order (stock from Monday!?) as 4GB and 8GB, in two designs.

Specifications:
- sturdy metal design
- up to 30MB/sec read
- up to 10MB/sec write
- 2 year warranty
- Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS and Linux compatible

42 Comments

they look very smart, i voted hot simply because its a smart unique product that i might else not have seen, as for the price, when you need something specific and cant find it anywhere, and want it badly then price is not the most important thing. unless it can be found cheaper of course! lol

people are too quick to vote cold because they personally not interested in the item or feel they would pay that price BUT can you find it cheaper? constant cold voters for no reason just makes people not want to post and great deals get missed...just my thoughts.

elloello;4708166

they look very smart, i voted hot simply because its a smart unique … they look very smart, i voted hot simply because its a smart unique product that i might else not have seen, as for the price, when you need something specific and cant find it anywhere, and want it badly then price is not the most important thing. unless it can be found cheaper of course! lolpeople are too quick to vote cold because they personally not interested in the item or feel they would pay that price BUT can you find it cheaper? constant cold voters for no reason just makes people not want to post and great deals get missed...just my thoughts.



I agree, look very good heat & rep added:thumbsup:

mod

I am puzzled as to why this is so cold. Please, if you can find it cheaper, which I presume you can, due to the volume of cold votes, post a link to the better deal. That would be much more helpful than just voting cold. Thanks. Andy

andywedge;4708181

I am puzzled as to why this is so cold. Please, if you can find it … I am puzzled as to why this is so cold. Please, if you can find it cheaper, which I presume you can, due to the volume of cold votes, post a link to the better deal. That would be much more helpful than just voting cold. Thanks. Andy



Well said Mr Wedge:thumbsup:

Original Poster

WTF?¿?¿?¿?¿ It's alive, it's alive... quickly shoot it!

http://www.lacie.com/imgstore/product_medium/addons_hub.jpghttp://www.lacie.com/imgstore/product_overview/addons_hub_7.jpg

I like!...

I think the best deal to be had would be to go for a "LaCie PassKey USB Micro SD Key Reader" as you can pick up a 8gb mico sd off the like of ebay for around £7-10 if you spot a listing with little intrest... (i have got a few in the past for my mobile and micro sd adapter)


LaCie PassKey USB Micro SD Key Reader
£9.99 Free Delivery
play.com/PC/…e=0

Cheers

Rick

Voted hot - good looking gadgets - not cheap compared to generic USB drives, but a good HUKD deal nonetheless. There seem to be a lot of folk who vote cold straightaway on any deal that's not to their liking - people like that must put people off posting good deals, especially newcomers. Shame.

Original Poster

Let's face it, these Lacie USB drives are incredibly bad value for money - it's the fact that they look different that makes them interesting.

They look great, which is my main complaint about the endless Kingston/Integral/Sandisk postings. Hot for style, not for price:)

thanks for sharing

The most impressive "update" to the image of these devices in years. Hot for style, altho £26 for 8GB dampens the deal somewhat.

Im glad this went hot after the initial cold votes, great find

andywedge;4708181

I am puzzled as to why this is so cold. Please, if you can find it … I am puzzled as to why this is so cold. Please, if you can find it cheaper, which I presume you can, due to the volume of cold votes, post a link to the better deal. That would be much more helpful than just voting cold. Thanks. Andy



I haven't voted either way, but if you just want small high capacity USB storage these are much cheaper.

play.com/PC/…tml

10mb/s write isnt particularly fast, this drive is quite expensive compared to other brands. You're basically paying a premium for the 'unique' design, it just depends whether you like the design enough to pay more.

Nice design but again that price is hard to ignore when higher capacities can be had for less.

The card reader and a cheap card elsewhere would probably work out best :-)

4£ per Gb when the norm is 1£ and not exactly fast.
Yes the design is sleek and this is a cool USB drive, but how is a product with so little value for money, and going at the RRP price, a hot deal? Even Steve Jobs would agree that a 400% premium for design is a little extreme.

They do look great, is there any dirt cheap SD readers about and not be hammered with postage.

The one that came with the R4 failed and haven't been able to use the DS for months.

Beautiful but expensive

inside101;4709472

Beautiful but expensive



Just like me.

sparc

They do look great, is there any dirt cheap SD readers about and not be … They do look great, is there any dirt cheap SD readers about and not be hammered with postage.



72p delivered. Cheap and cheerful.

dealextreme.com/det…294

Original Poster

They do look great, is there any dirt cheap SD readers about and not be … They do look great, is there any dirt cheap SD readers about and not be hammered with postage.

Poundland is currently selling a USB SDcard reader for £1.00

On eBay you can get a cheap "generic" ]MicroSD/Sony M2 reader for £1.59 delivered or a ]Sandisk branded one for £3.95.

http://www.easyjas.com/dianzi/m2reader/2.jpg

Good for a present I guess, you are paying for the design, but I do like them.

I dont really get how this is a "deal", you can get it for £15.90 from the LaCie official website.If Play were doing it cheaper, or if was something special then yea, but I dont get whats hot about something that is dearer on Play than what it is from the LaCie website
lacie.com/uk/…227

wow, when i first posted, this was like -30 or something!

glad to see cold voters have eased off there trigger fingers, i personally have not posted some deals purely because of the cold votes, seems too much trouble to post when it gets voted seriously cold without people saying why or posting a better deal.

i know there are people who are only interested in those deals for under a fiver but i cant stand some of those poundshop, lidl, aldi deals because the chance of getting them is slim and ends up being a huge waste of time and money for travel/petrol! im talking from experience ....

HacKage;4710001

I dont really get how this is a "deal", you can get it for £15.90 from … I dont really get how this is a "deal", you can get it for £15.90 from the LaCie official website.If Play were doing it cheaper, or if was something special then yea, but I dont get whats hot about something that is dearer on Play than what it is from the LaCie websitehttp://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=11227



Product Subtotal £15.90
Second / Third Day Delivery UK Mainland (free shipping for orders over 75£ incl) £9.00
Order Total £24.90

maybe thats why?

SUMMONER;4709488

Poundland is currently selling a USB SDcard reader for £1.00



these work fine with micro sd using the sd adaptor you get with the card :thumbsup:

matlane;4709223

I haven't voted either way, but if you just want small high capacity USB … I haven't voted either way, but if you just want small high capacity USB storage these are much cheaper.http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6577072/SanDisk-4GB-USB-Flash-Drive-Value-Triple-Pack/Product.html



I've had a couple of these.

+ Nice and small
+ good value for money

- the plastic key ring part breaks off, so there is a risk of loss

I like the all in one design of the Lacie model. Will wait for them to appear on amazon or play though to avoid P&P

spiderstu;4711346

I've had a couple of these. + Nice and small+ good value for money- the … I've had a couple of these. + Nice and small+ good value for money- the plastic key ring part breaks off, so there is a risk of lossI like the all in one design of the Lacie model. Will wait for them to appear on amazon or play though to avoid P&P



very good point spiderstu, i "had" a 16gb jetflash transcend usb stick which ive somehow lost!
wouldnt have happened if i had one of these ;-)

Banned

wont static kill these? or is that like a myth?

imranmaz;4711763

wont static kill these? or is that like a myth?



only things with capacitors are affected by static

Ajibee;4708340

Voted hot - good looking gadgets - not cheap compared to generic USB … Voted hot - good looking gadgets - not cheap compared to generic USB drives, but a good HUKD deal nonetheless. There seem to be a lot of folk who vote cold straightaway on any deal that's not to their liking - people like that must put people off posting good deals, especially newcomers. Shame.



YES they do.
Happened a couple of times to me n just makes u think, y should i bother!

These are cheaper at memorybits... voted cold.

Have you got a link cos i can only see them for the same price and theres postage on top of that too. Or is there a code knocking about?
Cheers

Look great!

Banned

Snazzy, i think i'll vote warm coz they aint that cheap.

imranmaz;4711763

wont static kill these? or is that like a myth?



I think it's more a misunderstanding than a myth. Static electricity comes in charges tens of thousands of volts, and that'll rip the hell out of a voltage-sensitive electrical circuit, but only if it goes through it. Electricity is lazy, and it'll always take the easiest and the quickest route to conduct itself away. Aluminium conducts electricity fairly easily, while silicon is only a semi-conductor that only conducts when it has enough of a voltage pushing it. To make an analogy of it, it's sort-of like walking around a small lake to get to the other side, rather than trudging through it up to your balls.

So it should be safe.

elloello;4710016

glad to see cold voters have eased off there trigger fingers, i … glad to see cold voters have eased off there trigger fingers, i personally have not posted some deals purely because of the cold votes, seems too much trouble to post when it gets voted seriously cold without people saying why or posting a better deal.



People have said why. This is hideously overpriced for the capacity. You can get ]three proper branded 4Gb drives for the same price of one of these ones. Just because something is shiny shiny doesn't make it a good deal (unless you are an Apple fanboy.) Plus it is actually cheaper to buy it on the manufacturer's website than at Play - it's not even on sale. Voted mega-cold.

Also, they're all out of stock. Voted expired.

Codify;4717154

People have said why. This is hideously overpriced for the capacity. You … People have said why. This is hideously overpriced for the capacity. You can get ]three proper branded 4Gb drives for the same price of one of these ones. Just because something is shiny shiny doesn't make it a good deal (unless you are an Apple fanboy.) Plus it is actually cheaper to buy it on the manufacturer's website than at Play - it's not even on sale. Voted mega-cold.



can you show me how it is cheaper on lacie's site than play? thx

gary_rip;4713155

These are cheaper at memorybits... voted cold.


Says £15.99 (same price) but theres also 99p postage to pay at memorybits making it £16.98.
Unless theres a discount code?
Either way its a 'design classic' in my book, even if it is a bit dearer than a regular memory stick.
Have some rep 'n' heat!
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