LaCie LaCinema Rugged announced for US release

LaCie is expanding their line and have announced their LaCinema Rugged multimedia storage device for release in the US. In fact, you can get your hands on the device now, which sports some serious multimedia capability, with the capacity for HD quality.

The HDMI output allows for HD upscaling. Plus, you can watch content from the device on an HDTV, if you wish. You can put all of your multimedia on the drive by means of a USB 2.0 connection. Then, you can watch your content, including video, music and pictures, right on your TV.

The drive lives up to its name with a super durable aluminum shell and internal anti-shock absorbers. It also features an exterior rubber bumper. The device supports many formats and features optical video and audio connections as well as a composite video output. You can get the LaCie LaCinema Rugged now in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB sizes, which start at about $200 in price.