LaCie CooKey 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive 131050
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- Sturdy metal ultra-thin design; fits on a keyring
- Generous 16GB 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
From the Manufacturer
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.
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.
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.
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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)...
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product that provides a lot of storage in a small piece. I love that it looks like a key and fits on a lanyard key ring to keep my school files.Published 4 months ago by Tisha Walker
Loved it, lasted for 2 years then stopped working, with minimal use during that 2 year period.Published 7 months ago by Namtr0
I have had my LaCie Cookey for three years and it has survived jangling around with my keys in my pocket all that time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alan K Fowler
After two years the metal shell is beginning to come apart. Other than that it was great.Published 12 months ago by Greg Maron
Not compatible with anything I need it to be, and overly slow otherwise.Published 13 months ago by Erik Jacobson