I know what you are thinking: these things aren't portable hard drives! They're air fresheners! Just look at the design! You could hang them from your car's rear view mirror or around the house. I am truly sorry to disappoint you, my friends, but these actually are Verbatim's latest colorful 2.5-inch sized 500GB external hard drives.
Whether you want to get a Sun Kissed Yellow, Eucalyptus Green, Hot Pink, Caribbean Blue or Volcanic Orange doesn't matter much, because you will be absolutely delighted by their... unexpected visual style. I have to admit it has been a while since I used anything with Verbatim's name in it but judging by the way these external hard discs look, I might be persuaded to give them a shot. They are around 161 grams in weight (roughly the same as your average smartphone) and have a speed of 5400 RPM with transmission speeds of up to 480MB.
Each connects via USB, and no external power is required. Though I like it when my external hard drives are externally powered, it takes the extra load off the power supply. They are priced at around 109 Euros and exist “because for modern women and men the design of their storage is now as important as the quality,” as Kai Miroschnik, Business Development Manger HDD Verbatim, poetically put it.
Wondering about Verbatim? Well, it is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemicals, marketing storage media and flash memory products. Though it is mostly known for its Floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, it produces a wide array of storage devices ranging from SD cards to USB flash drives. And also cool-looking External Hard Drives, it seems. So, for those of you who want a spot of color in their lives, look up their latest external drives... who knows, it might be just what you are looking for!We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .