Apple’s event “Spring Forward” was mostly about the Apple Watch, but seriously, we already had enough of it and wanted something new. So, at the event, Cook and Schiller took charge to unveiled a brand new 12-inch MacBook — ultra-thin, fanless and the lightest notebook ever from Apple.
The 13.1mm thin device features a 12-inch display, 8GB RAM, and weighs about only 2 pounds. However, there’s a backlash as the new MackBook will have only one USB-C port that combines all: USB, VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, and Power.
LaCie reveals first USB-C external Hard Drive for new 12-inch MacBook
To cover this up, LaCie has come up with the first external hard drive and accessory for the new Apple creation on Tuesday.
The French computer hardware company specializing in external hard drives, optical drives, and Flash Drives, has updated the Porsche Design Mobile Drive to match up with the new Mac and with its USB-C.
Three variants of the drive will be available for purchase: 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The drive is set to begin shipping next quarter, however, there’s no word on pricing yet. Older versions start at $69.99, but the company might increase the price seeing that users will for sure want to add up to their new $1299 priced MacBook.
The Porsche Design Mobile Drive promises to deliver up to “100MB per second” of speed and comes with support for USB 3 and USB 2 ports.
Moreover, Apple’s USB-C technology makes the LaCie Mobile Drive easy to connect — so just plug-in any end to any device and you’re good to go.
Since this is for the thinnest MacBook from Apple (13.1mm) which is 24% thinner than others, LaCie has also taken care of the thickness and its drive is made from 3mm thick solid aluminum.
Find Lacie’s Porsche Design Mobile Drive here.