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LaCie CooKey 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 131049

by LaCie
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8 GB
  • Sturdy metal ultra-thin design; fits on a keyring
  • Generous 8GB storage
  • Fast transfer rates (up to 30 MB/s))
  • 4GB of online storage on Wuala for 2 years
  • Gold SIP technology, water- and scratch-resistant
3 new from $45.80

Technical Details

Capacity: 8 GB
  • Waterproof

Product Details

Capacity: 8 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 0.1 x 1 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00347URCC
  • Item model number: 131049
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 14, 2010

Product Description

Capacity: 8 GB

From the Manufacturer

LaCie
LaCie CooKey USB 2.0

LaCie CooKey USB 2.0

Creative Design, Total Reliability

The key to total security. With the LaCie CooKey, we've combined inventive storage with total data protection. The round design by 5.5 Designers is both functional and memorable, and the protection that the LaCie CooKey offers makes it extremely reliable. We've enhanced the security features on the CooKey, which means that you can keep your files as safe as possible. It's even protected on the outside, since its connector is water- and scratch-resistant.

Keep Your Data Secure

With the CooKey, it's easy to keep your important files confidential and protected. LaCie Private-Public software is included, which means that if some, or even all your data needs to be encrypted and password-accessible, you're all set. You can create a secure partition on your CooKey with Private-Public, giving you personalized, customizable protection.

LaCie CooKey USB 2.0
Lock and Unlock Your Computer with the CooKey

LaCie PC/Mac Lock software allows you to log on and off your computer simply by inserting the CooKey. That's it! With PC/Mac Lock, you can keep your computer as secure as your home—and only you have the key. Once you've plugged in your key, PC/Mac Lock will automatically log you on—then when you remove it, you're automatically logged out, giving you protection and security. Just one LaCie USB key can lock and unlock as many Mac computers or PCs as you want—it's up to you.

LaCie CooKey USB 2.0
Get Double Storage With Wuala

LaCie has integrated secure online storage from Wuala into the CooKey, making storing and sharing your files, photos, or videos easier than ever. You get a one-to-one storage ratio with Wuala (your 8GB CooKey will come with 8GB of Wuala storage, for example), doubling your storage capacity.

System Requirements

Computer with a USB port
Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 or later
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

What's in the Box

LaCie CooKey USB 2.0

Product Description

With the LaCie CooKey, we’ve combined inventive storage with complete data protection. The round design is both functional and memorable, and the protection that the LaCie CooKey offers makes it extremely reliable. Best of all, with up to 32GB of storage you can fit an enormous amount of data in a small flash drive. With the universal Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, the CooKey can be used with both PC and Mac. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 not only offers universal compatibility and cross-platform convenience, but features a hot-pluggable connection and fast transfer rates, and is WindowsReadyBoostcompatible. With its fun, playful design, the CooKey stands out from the crowd, but its gold SIP connector is both water- and scratch-resistant, making it one of the most durable and thinnest USB keys on the market. Protective edges on the connectors ensure that you’ll always insert the LaCie CooKey properly, every time you use it. In addition, the LaCie CooKey comes with two years and 4GB of online storage from Wuala, which helps you easily back up, store your files, and share them with friends. Box Contents: LaCie CooKey, Cap.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Fits on key ring nicely.
S. Neff
I don't think I'll be buying another one of these, and I've already ordered a different style of flash drive to replace this one, which is basically useless to me now.
haisam hussein
Works great, durable, does as it should.
scubaman929

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

109 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Paul Q on March 1, 2010
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
This is exactly what it makes itself out to be. It is a solid metal key, virtually as thin as most keys. It has a quick transfer speed. I've experienced no problems since I started using it several weeks ago. Keep in mind it has no light but I've gotten used to that.

My only complaint is the cap. It is a tiny "clip" that covers the very tip of the drive. It is designed to cover just the connector. I think I would have preferred a sheath of some sort. Amazingly, I haven't lost the cap that is smaller than a penny. When I do, I'll learn whether or not the connector is truly durable.

It's a little more expensive but I love the fact that it's on my key ring and it doesn't add bulk. It's all metal so should be very durable.

Overall, I'm satisfied!

**UPDATE AUGUST, 2010** I used this USB drive almost everyday since my last review. I keep it on a key ring with other metal keys. I lost the cap so the connector has been exposed to the other keys, etc. It is still working great. No problems with durability.

**UPDATE APRIL, 2011** Still working great. Still kept on a key ring of metal keys. I'm going to buy a second one soon.
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44 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Harpreet Khakh on May 2, 2010
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
I purchased this flash drive because I really liked the concept of key-like flash drive in my key chain. But it came with disadvantages.
Pros:
1. Looks very good in key chain
2. Has great storage capacity and looks
3. Plugs in as regular drive, no installed software that pops up or anything.

Cons:
1. Its made for key chain, which contains other keys also, which constitute weight, so , when plugged into usb port, the weight from other keys make it loose connection intermittently.
2. The little plastic protection cover is lost very soon

I would recommend it for not very frequent users who need capability of flash drive once in a while.
Would not recommend for users who heavily rely on data on flash drive.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B Zolt on August 9, 2010
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Goes with you anywhere, and you won't lose it unless you lose your keys. Very rugged design- it's just like having another key on your ring. Really handy when sharing things like photos and things.

The only downside I can see (Not a flaw of the product mind you) is a couple times I nearly left work with it still plugged into my work computer with my car and house keys attached. Again, not a flaw of the product, but a flaw of the user. You just have to remember to take your keys with you.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Unbiased_R3view on September 25, 2010
Size Name: 4 GB Verified Purchase
It is a little bit slow to transfer files to only copied about 2MB/per Sec. but once copied transferred from drive to computer at speeds up to 32MB/Per Sec it is a cool jump drive not the best in speed but definitely cool just to have on a key chain. buy for looks not necessary speed.
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The LaCie Cookey no longer works. I found this usb key to be really cool in looks but lack performance and durability. I only have 4 keys on key chain and never dropped is has only been in my pocket or my dresser. The cap that comes with falls off just if you hold it upside down. I have had 3 other jump drives for over 5 years and have lasted and still work this is the first USB drive to die in only 2 years. Not durable. DON'T EXPECT IT TO LAST FOR 5 YEARS.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Farzan Nadim on January 14, 2012
Size Name: 8 GB
Cool looking product but my warranty replacement key is now dead. If you need to rely on a flash drive, this is not it. It took some jumping through the hoops to convince LaCie to replace the first one under warranty so I am not sure it's worth trying again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Sutton on October 14, 2011
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
Dear Amazonians,

I recently bought this key, as I had the previous version, the iAmaKey, also made by LaCie. I have to say that having a key-shaped USB drive that can be carried in the pocket at all times is indispensable. I find myself using this quite often. The key fits on a keychain as any other key would, and seems to be very water-resistant, making it fairly tough. However, there is a seam that runs though the metal, and the seam separates after some time, making the key unusable. This happened to my CooKey, as well as to the IamaKey that I had before. If LaCie is reading this review: Please redesign this key with a unibody construction, like what Apple has done with their MacBook Pro computers, as well as their newer iMacs. Yes, this may be slightly more costly, but I cannot tell you how aggravating it is to lose data because the drive it is stored on fails due to poor construction. Of course, I would not carry data on this key that is absolutely essential, should I ever misplace it or otherwise lose it, but this drive should be a lot more dependable than its current design permits. LaCie has done a great job concept-wise, and now they need to improve this drive, so that it does not come apart at the seam (literally)...

--Daniel
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Combray on September 26, 2010
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I used to take ScanDisk 16 gb with me on my business trips. I wanted to get a bigger capacity and Amazon's image looked like unlike the smaller size, the 32 gb ScanDisk drive looked bulkier. So I was willing to pay more to get LaCie 32 gb. I use my LaCie CooKey 32 gb to backup a little bit less than 8 gb files using LaCie bakcup software that came with LaCie external hard drive backup system. I can tell you that it takes a lot longer to backup on the LaCie CooKey compared to my old ScanDisk. Of course it still takes less time to back up than to do straight copy and paste the files but I am surprised how long it takes. For example, to copy 2% of the 8 gb of the files that I want to back up, it is taking 12 minutes(I am using Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3). I love the convenience and the key shape but at that price, I was expecting something a lot faster.
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