CES 2012: Victorinox Unveils 1 TB Swiss Army KnifeBy: Shaylin Clark - January 10, 2012
Victorninox has been including USB thumb drives in certain models of their famed Swiss Army knives for several years now. At this year’s CES, though, they’ve really raised the bar. All the way to 1 terabyte. Today at CES they’ve unveiled two new devices that pack a staggering amount of storage space into an amazingly tiny package.
The two products, the Victorinox SSD and Victorinox Slim 3.0, offer a range of features and come in a variety of sizes. The Slim 3.0 comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models and includes a basic assortment of tools – blade, scissors, and nail file/screwdriver. The Victorinox SSD, pictured above, is the world’s smallest solid state drive. It comes in 64GB, 128GB, 256 GB, and 1TB models. It includes a connector that is compatible with USB 3.0 and eSATA 2/3. The drive also sports a bi-stable (i.e., e-ink) display that allows users to label the drive’s contents. The SSD also includes two bodies. One includes the standard Victorinox knife implements, and the other is a flight-friendly shell.
Victorinox’s press release does not include any information on pricing or availability, but CNet is reporting that the SSD will start at $470 and go up to $2000, and will be available in April.[Source: Victorinox Press Release]