Leave it to Philippe Starck to figure out that we've been designing boxy external hard drives all wrong. His LaCie Blade Runner combines sharp angles and organic curves, putting 4TB of storage in a sloping center core surrounded by flat metal panels that form a radiator-like shell, which expels heat while keeping weight down. [$300; lacie.com]
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