Swiss Army knife maker Victorinox has unveiled a new line of solid-state drives (SSD) in CES. Victorinox, a company best known for producing Swiss Army knives, has put USB flash drives in their lineup in recent years.
The new Victorinox SSD drives boast USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and eSATA compatibility. The company will release 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and a whopping 1 TB versions of its Swiss Army USB thumb drives.
“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 Victorinox Head of Electronics Andrea Huder. “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 Victorinox Swiss Army SSD comes with a Bi-Stable LCD display with 96 x 48 resolution. The display remains active even when the device is not plugged in.
The solid-state storage devices will use knife bodies to protect the thumb drive. The Victorinox Swiss Army SSD will be sold for $470 and can go up to $2000 for the 1 TB version. The device will be launched in April 2012.