The odds that you’ll actually need the protection offered by LaCie’s new XtremKey USB 3.0 ($85-$140) are probably pretty low, but it’s still a fun accessory. This flash drive is built to stand up to anything thrown at it, or anything you throw it at—water, cold, heat, drops, and crushing, to name a handful of dangers it can withstand. And it’ll hold your term paper, too.
Available in either 32 or 64GB capacities, XtremKey uses USB 3.0 to connect to your Mac for speeds of up to 230MB/s. That’s not the exciting part, though; it’s the special metal alloy construction that stands out here, capable of surviving temperatures ranging from -22°F to 392°F, submersion down to 200 meters, and drops of up to ten meters. Kind of crazy? Yes, but pretty darn cool.