Most external hard drives are unsightly. Not these latest LaCie models fashioned by Porsche Design, however. Encased entirely in sandblasted aluminium, the new USB-C connector drives are the perfect accompaniment for new MacBooks as both ends of the supplied cable are identical, rendering the cable reversible. As a result, the drives deliver lightning data speeds (5GB per second), while also offering the ability to charge a laptop’s battery while the drive is connected to a power supply. So, via a single USB-C cable, you can power your notebook and access external files at the same time – and Brogue is always a fan of carrying fewer cables. The Mobile drive comes in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, the Desktop version in beefier 4TB, 5TB and 8TB options.

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