brinell hard drives: German hard drives with a bit of french finish

the german manufacturer brinell is offering something more than the usual half-a-terabyte of storage in a grey plastic case. the 1.8in Purestorage XS series comes in options of macassar wood and leather, each material set against chrome trim. the drives are entirely USB powered and are available with a 160GB raw capacity. the larger, 2.5″ products measure 109 x 74 x 13mm, weigh 180g and contain a 500GB drive. a bit over priced (around £200) and a little too late perhaps given the cloud computing trend ahead but why not? by zz