Following the success of the XXS MOBILE DRIVE and other devices, Freecom commissioned me to develop a new concept for collecting and organizing data. The response is the CLS MOBILE DRIVE, an external mobile hard drive that incorporates a labeling system on its side, enabling users to organize their data and identify hard drive contents at a glance. Witnessing the growing number of hard drives owned by individuals for their data (music, films, back-ups...) and inspired by the old cassette tapes and floppy drives, I imagined a drive that could be labeled in a very simple and personal way. The label is kept behind a removable window set in the side of the drive. The CLS comes in a stackable see-through case with spare colored labels and a small USB cable. Alongside, a dock was also designed, allowing for 3 drives and 1 extra peripheral to be connected to the computer simultaneously.

Client Freecom (DE/NL)
Year 2010

Awards Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Product Design Award 2011 iF Product Design Award 2011 Henry van De Velde Label 2010 Design Vlaanderen Nominated Brit Insurance Design Museum London 2011

Materials Injection moulded plastics, 2.5" Hard Drive
Dimensions 109.8 x 79.5 x 13.5 mm