Gadget of the Day – LaCie Little Disk

Always one to set the pulses racing here at Stuff Towers is a USB hard drive. OK, not really, but when its suave lines have been penned by none other

Always one to set the pulses racing here at Stuff Towers is a USB hard drive. OK, not really, but when its suave lines have been penned by none other than designer Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility fame we're prepared to have a gander.The mini platter is made by LaCie – not French for collie dog but for 'The Co.' apparently. See, you always learn something new here.As well as being something of a function and form masterpiece, it's also USB powered so there's no need to spoil your Prada manbag's stitching with a weighty PSU.Inside you can choose from 80GB up to a whopping 250GB of storage – ample room for backing up your film noir collection and a few spare files besides.When not in use the retractable USB cable slips silently back in its cubby hole and all is covered by the fitted cap, leaving onlookers wondering what the dashing looking slab next to your laptop is.EssentialsLaCie Little DiskPrice: £60, £70, £70, £130On sale: Now Contact: LaCieRelated stories:USB enters the 3.0rd dimensionPSP gets 4GB hard driveGadget of the Day – LaCie Huby