Today LaCie announced two design USB Hubs for mobility and desktop convenience – LaCie Core4 (pictured) and LaCie Core7. The LaCie Core4 includes four USB ports, three external USB and a built-in mini-USB cable. The LaCie Core7 has six USB ports, as well as the built-in extractible mini-USB cable for mobile device connectivity and charging. The LaCie Core4 is available in 3 different colours, Warm Gray, Blue and Orange, and the LaCie Core7 is available in Warm Gray, and can be purchased through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Corner starting at the suggested retail price of £9.90 for the Core4 and £19.90 for the Core7 including VAT.
LaCie Press Release
LaCie Introduces USB Hubs with Convenience Built-In: LaCie Core4 and Core7 USB Hubs
LONDON, UK, Tuesday 26th May 2009 – Today LaCie announced two design USB Hubs for mobility and desktop convenience – LaCie Core4 and LaCie Core7 USB Hubs, Design by Sam Hecht. Modeled after Hecht’s award-winning LaCie Little Disk, the LaCie Core4 and LaCie Core7 incorporate built-in cables that are ideal for convenience and utility, while preserving a clean, thin, and elegant exterior.
The LaCie Core4 includes four USB ports, three external USB and a built-in mini-USB cable. Resembling the shape of a small matchbox, the LaCie Core4 USB Hub is easily transportable and perfectly suited for peripheral connectivity on the go. Simply push and slide open the product “core,” to access and extract two USB cables – One is a mini-USB cable, which enables users to connect or charge mobile devices like digital cameras, external hard drives or mobile phones, without carrying an extra cable. The other is a standard USB cable for connecting the LaCie Core4 to your PC or Mac – so the cables go wherever it goes.
For peripheral power-users, the LaCie Core7 offers a sleek desktop form factor, with six USB ports, as well as the built-in extractible mini-USB cable for mobile device connectivity and charging. Designed for usability, the LaCie Core7 positions one USB port on top for USB flash drives or quick-and-easy port access. An additional five ports are conveniently disguised beneath the product platform to accommodate more peripherals. The LaCie Core7 also includes channels to keep cables organised for an aesthetic looking desktop. Similarly, the LaCie Core7 includes a built-in standard USB cable for conveniently connecting to a PC or Mac. To power the LaCie Core7, it includes a power supply.
“When it comes to USB hubs, convenience and aesthetics matter. LaCie has leveraged the beauty of Sam Hecht’s design while adding entirely new functionality,” said Alexis Kobassian, Product Manager. “The LaCie Core4 and LaCie Core7 include a built-in mini-B cable to allow users to charge and access data from their favourite mobile devices, without keeping tabs on the cable. Now that’s smart.”
Designed by Sam Hecht for style and simplicity, LaCie Core4 and LaCie Core7 USB hubs are sure to enhance usability for travellers and home users inundated with USB peripherals.
LaCie Core4 and LaCie Core7 are available in 3 different colours: Warm Gray, Blue and Orange, and the LaCie Core7 is available in Warm Gray, and can be purchased through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Corner starting at the suggested retail price of £9.90 for the Core4 and £19.90 for the Core7, VAT incl.. For more information, visit www.lacie.com/uk .
About Sam Hecht
Sam Hecht is an award winning UK-based industrial designer. He studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2002 he established Industrial Facility with his partner Kim Colin. Mr. Hecht has designed for Epson, Droog, Established & Sons, and Panasonic amongst others. He is also the retained designer to Muji Japan. For more information on Sam Hecht and Industrial Facility, please visit www.industrialfacility.co.uk.
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 colour 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 www.lacie.com/uk