Last Updated Jul 14, 2010 1:17 PM EDT
The LaCie XtremKey ultra-rugged flash drive can withstand fire, water, freezer, pavement, gamma rays, and other rigors usually encountered by superheroes.
See for yourself in LaCie's so-bad-it's-just-plain-bad promo video:
So, yeah, apparently it can survive even bumbling thievery, which is not something normally touted on flash-drive spec sheets. (Windows/Mac compatible. USB 2.0 interface. Theft-friendly.)
I kid, I kid. While not everyone needs a flash drive as super-rugged as this one, certainly there are many users who work in harsh environments (factories, warehouses, construction sites, etc.). For those folks, a 2mm metal pipe casing with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring might be just the ticket.
The XtremKey comes in capacities of 8-64GB, with prices starting at $49.99 (ouch). It ships in August. [via ZDNet]