LaCie Wireless Space takes on Time Capsule, doubles as NAS and WLAN router
And here you were thinking the upcoming Photokina trade show was all about cameras. Not so, vaquero. Granted, LaCie’s probably taking advantage of this here event to reveal its latest and greatest media storage device, but we digress. The newly announced Wireless Space is perhaps the most interested and multifaceted device to emerge from the company in quite some time, and to say it’s taking on Apple’s Time Capsule would be understating things tremendously. In essence, what we have here is a NAS backup drive and an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi access point / router, all bundled into one delicious black box. Available in 1TB and 2TB flavors, the Space enables both Mac and PC users both to backup their files wirelessly (or via cabling, should you so choose), and it also acts as a network hard drive for accessing files remotely, a UPnP / DLNA media streamer and a full-on router should you need one. It’s fully compatible with Time Machine, and you’ll also find a trio of Ethernet sockets and a pair of USB jacks on the rear. It’s shipping today for $229.99 and $349.99, respectively, leaving Apple the loser once again in the price department. Is that a war we smell brewin’?