by Brent Dirks
January 6, 2014
At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, LaCie has unveiled its new Fuel external hard drive designed for iOS devices and Macs. Without needing Internet access, the hard drive provides 1TB of storage for users. The built-in battery offers up to 10 hours of usage when not connected to a power source. Creating its own Wi-Fi network, up to five different devices can be connected to the hard drive at one time. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Fuel can even act as a hotspot to share Internet access with other devices. Here’s a quick video about the hard drive. Click here if you can’t see it. The Fuel also sports AirPlay compatibility so Apple TV users can mirror content stored in the hard drive on their television screens. Along with using USB 3.0 to quickly transfer files to a computer, the Fuel is compatible with Dropbox. So when users add a file to the Dropbox folder on their Mac, it will be automatically mirrored on the hard drive. Both iPad and iPhone users will interact with the drive using the Seagate Media app. It automatically organizes files stored on the hard drive by type to make browsing easier. With the app, users can also stream video and music and open other types of files. It supports photo and video thumbnails along with music cover art. Retailing for $199.99, LaCie says that the Fuel will be available soon to purchase on their site. For other recent accessory news, see: Griffin Updates StudioConnect, Adds Multi-Tracking And A New Form Factor, The PowerPot X Series Takes To Kickstarter Offering 10 Watts Of Thermoelectric Energy, and Game On: SteelSeries Announces 1st Wireless Game Controller Made For iOS 7.