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LaCie Debuts New USB Speakers Designed by Neil Poulton


For Immediate Release

• USB connectivity to complement any PC or Mac
• Stylish compact design includes hassle free internal cable storage
• Entirely plug and play with no additional drivers needed
• Bus-powered convenience means no batteries or extra cables

PORTLAND, OR (May 2008) – LaCie today announced an encore to its award-winning FireWire Speakers with the release of the new LaCie USB Speakers designed by Neil Poulton. Offering bus-powered universal USB connectivity, plug and play compatibility, internal cable storage, and a convenient carrying case, these speakers will wow audiences with their stylish design and superior sound.

The LaCie USB Speakers can simply plug into a PC or Mac for fabulous on-the-go audio fidelity without the need to install additional drivers. The speakers can also be directly connected to a MP3 player with the purchase of an additional power adapter.

“The new USB Speakers provide universal flexibility to all USB-enabled computers without the need for additional power cables, electrical sockets, or batteries,” said Alexis Kobassian, LaCie Accessories Product Manager. “Also taking into account their rich sound and minimalist design, the USB Speakers can provide a new listening experience for those unable to enjoy LaCie’s FireWire Speakers.”

The performance of the USB Speakers is equally matched in their aesthetic appeal. With a history of design recognition beginning with the original FireWire version, the Speakers have been awarded the Janus 2007 Seal of Quality by the French Institute of Design, and listed in Time Magazine’s Design 100 issue. LaCie was also pleased to receive a 2008 Design Observer Star from the France-based Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation (APCI).

The elegantly designed LaCie USB Speakers are available now worldwide via LaCie’s specialized dealer network at the suggested retail price of $59.99, while the original FireWire Speakers are also still available for $99.99. For more product information, visit

About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens,” pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.

About LaCie
Located in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit

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