Victorinox Swiss Army SSD: Storage for the jackpot winner

Victorinox introduces the world's first Swiss Army solid-state drive that's compact, offers large capacity, supports both USB and eSATA, and unfortunately comes with a hefty price tag.

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The Swiss Army SSD from Victorinox is quite literally right on the money.
The Swiss Army SSD from Victorinox is quite literally right on the money. Victorinox

LAS VEGAS--If you've won at the casinos here and wonder how to spend your jackpot, I have a suggestion.

It's the Swiss Army solid-state drive (SSD) that Victorinox, the maker of Swiss Army branded products, unveiled today at CES 2012.

This is a tiny portable storage device about the size of the small-size popular Swiss Army tool set. In fact, the storage part can be pulled out and collapsed into its case just like you can do with a Swiss Army knife.

Victorinox claims that the Swiss Army SSD has a few unique attributes, including being the word's smallest high-capacity SSD drive on the market, the only thumb-size storage device that supports USB (2.0 and 3.0) and eSATA connections, and the only SSD device that comes with a Bi-Stable graphic display for labeling contents. The graphic display is a tiny 48- by 96-dot LCD that displays a label that stays on even when the drive is not plugged in.

Other than that, as a storage device, the Swiss Army SSD also offers automatic backup and synchronization with AES 256 security encryption, to keep your data safe in case you lose it. And you most definitely don't want to lose it because it's pricey.

The Swiss Army SSD comes in many capacities, ranging from 64GB to 1TB, which start at $470 and go up to around $2,000.

The device is slated to be available for purchase by April 2012. You still have some time to win your money, so keep playing!