Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Victorinox Swiss Army Unveils Pocket-sized Terabyte Storage Device at CES

Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, iconic brand Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA), the exclusive marketer of Victorinox USB Flash Memory devices, announced the launch of two new portable storage additions - the Victorinox SSD and Victorinox Slim 3.0. VSA brings more than 125 years of trusted precision, quality, function and versatility to its newest consumer electronics innovations, which is a burgeoning product category for the brand.

The Victorinox SSD (Solid State Drive) and Victorinox Slim 3.0 USBs offer unprecedented data storage capacity with security measures fit for protecting the most confidential of personal and professional documents. Each pocket-sized device packs anywhere from 16 GB to one terabyte of storage capacity, is equipped to withstand a range of environmental and daily use factors, and remains true to the Swiss Army legacy of flawlessly designed products that endure.

"The Victorinox Swiss Army brand is synonymous with everyday "survival" tools and we continue to evolve our product offerings in the electronics division to provide solutions for living in a technology-focused world," said Andrea Huder, Head of Electronics for Victorinox. "The addition of the Victorinox SSD and Slim 3.0 to the flash USB line provides consumers with a quick and reliable way to store, transport and protect their personal and professional documents."

The need for large capacity storage devices has skyrocketed as consumers and businesses access, catalog and maintain thousands of data-intensive applications as part of their everyday lives. The Victorinox SSD addresses this opportunity by holding a terabyte of storage - the equivalent of 220 million pages of text, almost two years of uninterrupted music or 330,000 3 MB photos in a pocket-sized device. Some key features and benefits of the Victorinox SSD include:

- World's smallest high-capacity SSD drive on the market to-date
- Variety of storage capacities: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 1 terabyte
- World's only SSD device with only one connector that fits into USB2/3 and eSATA 2/3 connectors
- World's only SSD device with a Bi-Stable graphic display (E-Paper software) for labeling contents
- Handles automatic backup and synchronization issues in un-hacked AES 256 security (combination hardware and software)
- Each SSD comes equipped with two knife bodies, between which the drive can easily be interchanged-one is flight-friendly and the other includes traditional Swiss Army Knife implements (blade, scissors, nail file/screw driver combo)

The Victorinox Slim 3.0 also combines portable data storage with stylish design. Faster in read/write speeds than a 2.0 USB flash drive can offer, the 3.0 is available in four storage capacities - 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, and four timeless colors - black, Victorinox red, forest green and navy blue. Also available is the classic ruby with Swiss Army Knife implements (blade, scissors, nail file/screw driver combo).

At the show, VSA is also unveiling a new limited-edition collection that makes the technology of three existing solutions visible to the eye. Each product will have a transparent knife handle, exposing the internal hardware, and will be complemented by clear cube packaging that gives the appearance of the device floating in suspension. VSA only produced between 1,000 and 4,000 pieces of each limited edition product, which will be available in April 2012:

- Victorinox Secure - Featuring a removable USB flash drive with integrated biometric fingerprint reader and loaded with proprietary Secure software, the device comes in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, and comes equipped with two knife bodies. The drive can easily be interchanged between the flight-friendly body without implements and the non-flight model which includes scissors, blade, nail file with a screwdriver tip, and a combo LED/laser pointer
- Victorinox Presentation Master - Also available in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities with flight-friendly and non-flight knife bodies, this removable USB flash drive features a Bluetooth remote control, laser pointer, biometric fingerprint reader, and is loaded with the Secure software
- Victorinox Flash - Available in a 128 GB capacity, equipped with flight and non-flight knife bodies, the Flash combines all the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife with a USB flash drive

VSA will be exhibiting at booth #36218, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES attendees are encouraged to stop by to learn more about new and existing Victorinox Flash USB Memory devices, view interactive demonstrations - including our "Beat the SSD" challenge, and meet personally with Swiss Management and Victorinox Swiss Army founding family members.
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7 Comments on Victorinox Swiss Army Unveils Pocket-sized Terabyte Storage Device at CES

And...as always...only those with a Golden Man Card™ or with a suitcase full of cash will be able to buy it. :ohwell:
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I want one.
Who do I throw my money at?
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damn 1TB in that size? impressive. Would have been even more expressive with USB 3 capability I guess. 400$ for the 64GB variant etc seems overpriced, even if it is unique
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If Macgyver only had this thing back in the 80's. Though he wouldn't have anything to plug it in ;)
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Completely Bonkers
One easy and sure way to get your USB drive confiscated at an airport!!! good job the data-element can be detached! TBH I dont see this as a useful tool at all. I just dont see how the combination really serves anyone... a nailfile, nailscissors, and a USB keystick. Hmm. Just cant fathom the usefulness...

More useful would be a combination with miniset of standard PC-friendly screwdrivers/tools. Or a wifi/3G dongle.
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n-ster said:
damn 1TB in that size? impressive. Would have been even more expressive with USB 3 capability I guess. 400$ for the 64GB variant etc seems overpriced, even if it is unique
Impressive indeed, finally someone taking a large step away from these same old 16/32GB sticks :)

.. remember reading about this kind of tech years ago hoping to see it in action soon.

Found an article mentioning 2TB SDXC tech from 2009 at engadget. Think TPU wrote something similiar at the time, couldn't find it thou.
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