We had a chance to take a deep look at the 1TB BackupDrive, a device that fills a niche within the company's offerings. While most of the company's drives are geared more towards locking down your data with spytech-level features, the price tags for those drives put them a little out of reach for those who are looking primarily for space.
Small but substantial, the M2 doesn't feel like a normal hard drive when it's in the palm of your hand. It's about the size of a business card case, and while light, its metal on metal construction give it a sort of presence that exudes toughness, durability, and a bit of classy elegance.
With big data a hot topic, it's only a matter of time before home users realize the need for everyday protection. I've already written at length about how these drives are useful for spies and executives, but we're moving into an era where everyone's storing their pictures, personal spreadsheets, and even their school assignments on drives.
With the USB version of the KP, it's as simple as writing down the code and handing it off. That gives the KP a nice niche. Where the larger drive serves as a portable hard drive with a robust security feature that likely will not change hands, the smaller flash drive can be used as an escape pod of sorts for when you need to hand over files, programs, photos, or videos.
This new drive is my new digital briefcase. This is a hard drive I can carry to and from school, the studio, and meetings with clients with the added bonus of security.
An award-winning flash drive like this -- it was the Red Dot 2019 Award winner as well as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree -- can do a lot of good for people who can't exactly handcuff their digital briefcases to their wrists but want to keep one handy and hanging off a keychain.