Well, if anything happened that wasn't CES related, this'd be the place to come find it. We were there, we were on the floor, we saw it all, and we've got some on-the-ground stuff from the week in Vegas, but other things were perking out in Applelandia so let's see, on this auspicious Friday the 13th, just what they were.
ioSafe, the makers of the fire- and water-proof Rugged Portable hard drives, have just announced the next generation of drives that are both Thunderbolt compatible and thunderbolt proof. Not only does the drive hook up to a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, but it's also safe in a lightning storm -- or, perhaps more commonly, an electricity short from a bad power outlet.
Usually when you hear the word shotgun in Las Vegas you're describing a wedding officiated by Elvis. The fine folks at ioSafe decided to forgo the usual Vegas nuptials and take the 12-gauge Remington shotgun to their brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable External hard drive. They didn't keep the gun toting to themselves, they allowed Online Editor Robbie Baldwin and Maximum PC Senior Associate Editor Nathan Edwards to tag along and try to destroy their latest creation.
Warning: Firearms, vices and hammers are utilized in this video. Stayed tuned to the end of the video to watch Robbie take out a little bit of his aggression.
ioSafe is well-known for their fireproof and waterproof hard drives (which we reviewed a while back) that protects your data no matter what. They're about to release an all-new product at CES 2011 in January, and they want you to guess what the product will be.
Backing up your hard drive is important. But even the most rigorous backup plan isn’t going to help if your house floods--or worse, catches on fire. In a true disaster, even your triple-redundant RAID backup system isn’t likely to be much help. With dark days like that in mind, ioSafe’s line of fireproof, waterproof externals might be big and bulky, but they promise to withstand even the toughest data disasters.