The Freecom XXS MOBILE DRIVE is the world's smallest 2.5" external hard drive. Instead of a conventional enclosure, the XXS is contained in a rubberized exchangeable cover. The capacity of the drive is visible through a hole which also acts as a grip to open the sleeve. The sleeves can be changed to other colours, ranging from black, silver, gold to light grey.
The XXS is available up to 1 TB.
In 2009 we extended the rubber enclosure series to the XS, the NETWORK DRIVE XS and the USB Memory. In 2010, Freecom commissioned me to explore new ways of collecting and storing data. This resulted in the design and manufacturing of the MOBILE DRIVE CLS, which was also a fascinating item to develope, since it not only answered the question in a very contemporary fashion, but also used references of the past (such as the Floppy disc, the VHS or the audio cassette).
Client Freecom (DE/NL)
Awards • Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Product Design Award 2009 • iF Product Design Award 2009 • Henry van De Velde Label 2009 Design Vlaanderen
Materials Moulded plastic, 2.5" Hard Drive
Dimensions 109.8 x 79.5 x 13.5 mm
Colours Black, silver, gold, light grey