Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Lacie Sphere: The beautiful, spherical, silvered, hand-crafted hard drive

    By 7 January 2014

    Need to store data, have $500 to spare, want a hard drive that you'll actually want to show off? Good then you'll be needing the Lacie Sphere by Christofle. For $500 (£305) you'll be able to get this "objet d'art" to sit on your desk looking pretty while storing...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LaCie Little Big Disk - Thunderbolt Series review

    By 28 December 2011

    With all new Apple laptops comes a new port - Thunderbolt. It promises to deliver super-fast transfer speeds to Thunderbolt drives or devices, so getting a file from A to B isn't something that takes you longer than getting across town on a Friday night...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LaCie Rugged Safe review

    By 14 July 2010

    Lacie continues its range of “ruggedised” portable storage/media access devices with the new Rugged Safe, a similarly styled device with one immediately redeeming feature - the presence of a biometric authentication module. Or, to you and me, a fingerprint...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Lacie LaCinema Mini HD media streamer review

    By 1 February 2010

    Many companies are cottoning on to the fact that the increasing range of set top boxes that might typically sit under an HDTV puts portability at a premium, something that is reflected quite nicely by Lacie’s new addition to its LaCinema range - the...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    LaCie LaCinema Black MAX media streamer review

    By 31 July 2009

    LaCie hasn’t been quite as influential as rivals such as NetGear, Archos and D-Link in the media streamer market, so it may come as a surprise to hear that it has quite a wide range of devices in its collection. The most recent addition comes in the...

  • Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    LaCie LaCinema Rugged media drive review

    By 10 December 2008

    With the increasing abundance of digital media it comes as no surprise to see more media jukeboxes like Lacie’s LaCinema crop up over the last year or so. As a solution for those who want to view photos, videos or listen to music through a TV they are...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    LaCie Hard Disk 500GB, Design by Neil Poulton review

    By 20 March 2008

    If you’re the type of person who is impressed by designer labels, you’ll love this external hard drive as it oozes style. The black glossy finish is more in keeping with the digital home than the average living room or computer desk. However, it’s...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LaCie D2 Quadra hard drive review

    By 26 February 2008

    No matter how large the hard drive in your PC, it pays to have an external backup source and this latest device from LaCie is both stylish and easy to use. The white box is rather attractive in an understated way and while there is only enough room for...