Summary: I bought a few of these for the family. Although I liked the idea of a key, I ended up getting a few that look like credit cards and have been much happier with those. But this works just fine.
Summary: Maybe its because I carry it on a keychain but the plastic protector never stayed on and the drive did not last more than a year. FWIW - it is a beautiful piece of industrial design and it did the trick when it did work.
Summary: At first, The LaCie iamakey was cool because it blended into my key chain and seemed durable, and I give it 3 stars because it did serve me for two years. But, two very different problems arose: (1) my key chain got more crowded, so I wanted a smaller key, and (2) the LaCie died (it became mysteriously read-only, and OSX said it was "not repariable"). Looking for a replacement, I noticed that LaCies charged twice the $/GB as anyone else -- warranted?.
Summary: I bought this storage drive to make it easier to carry personal information to and from work without having to lug around big files or worry about personal information falling into the wrong hands. The design is perfect for carrying on my key ring. It blends in well with other keys and is neither visually nor physically obvious. There is a small plastic clip-on cover on the end to protect the contacts.
Summary: I am afraid to say that this is the second of this product I purchase. The first one worked real well for a while but it started working after a relatively short time - that is, I have had other USB devices that last quite some time - the first one I bought of this kind did not last that long. However, because the design is so good and so handy, I tried a second one and I hope this one lasts more than the first.
Summary: Pros Looks great, feels great. Very inconspicuous, everyone I've shown it to immediately asks where I got it from. I would definitely buy it again. Cons Plastic tip that protects the contacts falls off easily, but the contacts seem to be holding up just fine. Transfers are a little slow. Edit - 01/06/2010 I would NOT buy this product again. My brother and I have both purchased this and carried it on our keychains.
Summary: If you are going to be in a hurry for transferring lots of data, go with something else. I notice it trasfers about 2mb/second. Yes. That slow. Its great it blends in on my keychain and it's durable enough to stay on my keychain but a pain in the rear when I am in a hurry and even when im not in a hurry.
Summary: Erfahrungsbericht zum USB Speicherstick der Firma LaCie, Modell 130869 mit 4 GB. PREIS °°°°°°°° Der Speicherstick war ein Geschenk. Beim Hersteller wird dieser aber gepreist mit 19,99 Euro. TECHNISCHE DETAILS °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° Hersteller = LaCie GmbH EAN = 3660619108695 Artikelnummer = 130869 Speicherkapazität in MB/GB = 4 GB Übertragungsrate der Schnittstelle = bis 480Mbits/s Unterstützt = Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (Abwärtskompatibilität mit USB 1.1)...
Pros: Design, leicht und kompakt
Cons: Preis, fehlendes Gefühl der Sicherheit / offene Kontakte