Victorinox fit world’s smallest 1TB SSD in a Swiss Army Knife

Portable storage has exploded in recent years with the introduction of the USB stick coupled with how cheap memory has become. You can now get many gigabytes of storage that fit on a key ring for just a few dollars.

Such masses of storage in a small footprint has opened up opportunities for other gadgets to start incorporating flash memory. One such company that has embraced storage in its devices is Victorinox, well-known for their Swiss Army Knives.

At CES 2012 Victorinox has announced two new Swiss Army products that bring their storage options bang up to date.

The first is called the Victorinox 3.0 Slim, offering 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities combined with the more typical Swiss Army implements including a blade, scissors, nail file, and screwdriver. The good news about the Slim 3.0 is that it uses USB 3.0, meaning much faster transfer speeds than previous USB Swiss Army products.

The second new product is called the Victorinox SSD, and it offers up a few firsts. Victorinox believes it has put the world’s smallest high capacity SSD in a Swiss Army Knife. They haven’t had to limit capacities in doing so as you can choose between 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 1TB sizes. And you also have connection options with a dual-purpose USB3.0/eSATA connector on the end of the stick.

With up to 1TB of storage in your pocket you want some protection, so Victorinox has included automatic backups and AES 256-bit encryption as standard. On the side of the SSD stick you get a tiny e-paper display allowing you to label the drive, and the knife bodies are interchangeable meaning you can switch out the blade section and make it flight-friendly.

There’s no word on pricing yet, but don’t expect the SSD version to be cheap. Both the 3.0 Slim and SSD are set to arrive in April.


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