Suissa Computers

Media Release
August 21, 2007

Attention Assignment / Technology / Design / Lifestyle editors:

New external hard drive makes easy connections

August 21, 2007, Thornhill, Ontario – With all the peripherals and portable devices available to plug into the personal computer, it can be difficult to avoid the crouching, reaching and squinting involved in the hunt for a free USB or audio port. Canadian industrial designer Howard Suissa has designed an external hard drive that puts those connections right at your fingertips. Connecting peripherals becomes simple with the Suissa Computers Shadow, a 750GB hard drive designed to sit on the desk, equipped with four USB ports and two audio jacks.

Suissa, president of Suissa Computers, says while external hard drives are designed to sit on the desk, they could have greater functionality. He considered the flood of peripherals and portable devices, the need for easy access to additional USB ports, and an aging population.

Shadow is designed for comfort, and provides convenient ports for all those technologies we connect to our computers,” says Suissa. “Consumers are purchasing peripherals to collect and store memories and experiences. They therefore require more hard drive space and more USB connections. As people age, eyesight and mobility make it difficult to fiddle with small plugs at the back of a system, under the desk. Combining these factors is logical.”

Peripherals and portable devices, including memory sticks, music, video and camera devices can demand additional hard drive space. Suissa Computers Shadow is an alternative to purchasing a new computer, increasing the hard drive space of any desktop computer or laptop by 750GB.

Suissa Computers Shadow hooks up to the computer with a single USB connection. It comes ready to plug in with a 750GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, 1/8” speaker and microphone jacks, power supply and USB cable.

Shadow's body is maple and is 25 centimeters (10 inches) in diameter by 9.5 centimeters in height (3 ¾ inches). It is available with a maple or aluminum top side, and a wood stand allows Shadow to be positioned both horizontally and vertically. Shadow is also available as a luxury model, with an art glass side and an aluminum stand. Shadow Silver is $715 CDN (aluminum top side), Shadow Natural is $730 CDN (wood top side), and Shadow Glass is $875 CDN (luxury version). The unit will be available for the holiday season and can be ordered on-line now for delivery the week of December 10.

Suissa Computers designs and builds luxury computer systems for work, gaming and entertainment. Visit for more information.


For more information:                                    

Jennifer Moncion                                            

Suissa Computers


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