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)
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