André Silva has introduced a new concept that will let users to use their portable external hard drive or SSD as a multi-touch trackpad. The LaCie Float concept is aimed to reduce the number of mobile peripherals you should carry with your laptop or notebook bag.

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André Silva has designed the LaCie Float‘s casing with 21 LEDs at the rear side for dark room usage, using carbon fiber and glass material for the surface, giving a luxurious feel for the touch.

lacie-float-portable-external-hard-drive-multi-touch-surfaceSurely, Solid State Drives will have the ruggedness to withstand tapping on its casing surface, but what about the magnetic head inside a portable external hard drive, would it also withstand similar vibration in active mode?

No info whether LaCie will be taking this concept into mass production yet.

[ Source: Yanko Design ]