LaCie's Culbuto Flash Drive Wobbles But It Won't Ever Fall Down
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LaCie's Culbuto Flash Drive Wobbles But It Won't Ever Fall Down

How often do you remove a USB flash drive from your computer, place it somewhere on your desk, and then have it instantly disappear? Too often. It's one of those bizarre mysteries of-life like socks going missing in the dryer-that LaCie may have just eradicated with its bulbous new Culbuto flash drive .

To say its form factor is unique is an understatement, but LaCie has a long history of adding more than just a dash of design to its storage products. Created by French designer Constance Guisset, the Culbuto features a hefty solid metal spherical base that keeps it upright when not in use. So on a messy desk it's always visible like a submarine's periscope breaking the surface of the water.

LaCie's Culbuto Flash Drive Wobbles But It Won't Ever Fall Down

A slotted cap that can hold photos or a business card removes to reveal a USB 3 port at the end, and like those Weebles children's toys , no amount of poking or prodding will cause it to permanently topple over. It's available now in 16GB or 32GB capacities starting at $50. A little on the expensive side, but if it never goes missing on your desk, you'll never have to pay to replace it. [ LaCie ]