LaCie Float HDD / Trackpad Concept Has Major Appeal

Ha! Industrial Designer André Duarte Silva wants to kill two birds with one stone — and be green at the same time. He is introducing a new concept peripheral that mobile warriors will appreciate (and hopefully the product team at LaCie will consider). The device, which he calls the LaCie Float, is a lightweight external USB hard drive that features an integrated multi-touch trackpad. The enclosure itself is made of carbon fiber and makes use of an illuminated glass base with 21 LEDs (turns on only when the room is dark) that tricks the observer’s eye into thinking that the peripheral is actually floating. Well, at least that’s the idea. Gimmicky… a bit. Cool idea? Absolutely. [via]

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