CLS mobile drive

Freecom (NL/DE)

Following the success of the XXS mobile drive and other devices, Freecom commissioned the office to develop a new concept for collecting and organizing data. The outcome was the CLS mobile drive, an external mobile hard drive that incorporates a labeling system on its side, allowing users to organize their data and identify hard drive contents at a glance.Witnessing the growing number of hard drives owned by individuals for their data (music, films, back-ups...) and inspired by the old cassette tapes and floppy drives, we imagined a drive that could be labeled in a very simple and personal way. The label is kept behind a removable window set in the side of the drive. The CLS comes in a stackable see-through case with spare coloured labels and a small USB cable. Alongside, a dock was also designed, allowing for 3 drives and 1 extra peripheral to be connected to the computer simultaneously.


  • Dimensions
    L10.98 x W7.95 x H1.35 cm
  • Materials
    Injection moulded plastics, 2.5" hard drive
  • Colours
  • Awards
    Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Product Design Award 2011.
  • Category
  • Tags
    Consumer good Industrial Rubber