It’s A Key Chain?It’s A Key? No It’s A USB


” Whats better than having  gigabytes of storage everywhere you go.”

The USB stick has become the best solution to ultra-portable storage. You can get multiple gigabytes of data on a stick that easily slides into a pocket and is typically very robust.

Storage company LaCie offers a range of devices for storing your files, but for pocket-friendly storage they offer the iamakey range, which is basically a USB stick shaped like a key that can sit on a key ring.

LaCie first introduced the key-shaped USB sticks back in 2010, when you paid $100 for 32GB of storage. Times have changed though, and the price of storage continues to come down. This week LaCie has updated the iamakey range with a smaller model named the LaCie PetiteKey.

The PetiteKey is a 30% smaller version of the iamakey, measures 41 x 21 x 3.5mm, and weighs just 8 grams., Even so, it still manages to offer 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB storage options through a USB 2.0 connection. And unlike a couple of years ago, you’ll only need to pay $40 to get the 32GB model. The 8GB is $14.99 and the 16GB is $22.99.

The idea of PetiteKey makes a lot of sense. It’s not too expensive and in order to lose it you’d have to misplace a key ring full of keys.If you’d like one it’s available now through LaCie’s online store, but will also be made available through a number of retailers.