LaCie has introduced the Rugged HD, a hard disk drive operating as a "High-Definition Multimedia Player." It's priced at $350.
The LaCinema Rugged HD sports a USB 2.0 interface for transferring HD media content from a Mac or PC and also features a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) jack to connect to a television or home entertainment system.
The LaCinema Rugged HD supports H.264, MKV, WMV9 and MPEG-4 video formats, and comes in a case modeled after LaCie's Rugged Hard Disk, designed by Neil Poulton. Black in color, it features a scratch-resistant aluminum shell, internal shock absorbers and shock-resistant rubber bumper. A remote control is also included.
The Rugged HD joins the original Rugged, which is available in other capacities.
This story, "LaCie Intros Rugged HD Multimedia Drive" was originally published by Macworld.