LaCie has announced its LaCinema Rugged multimedia hard drive is now available in high definition as the LaCinema Rugged HD.

The LaCinema Rugged HD lets users store and play high definition content on any HDTV in Full HD 1080p resolution via HDMI.

The device offers 500GB of storage capacity and is compatible with Macs and PCs with USB hook-up and "all common digital formats" including, on the HD side of things, H.264, MKV, WMV9 and MPEG-4.

With graphic menus, an "easy-to-use" remote control and complete with cables, the LaCie LaCinema Rugged HD is available at the LaCie online store from £259.99.