Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Fastmac's Mac-Specific Blu-ray External Drive Is Slim and $99 [Macworld 2008]


The boys at Crunchgear spotted an intriguing portable Mac-intended "Blu-ray SuperDrive" from Fastmac—and while it's not swathed in unibody aluminum, it looks like a pretty good get for $99. Updated:

It'll also write DVDs (at 8x)—no BD writing though. Crunch says it requires an external power brick, which kind of nullifies the "portable" aspect. Still, can't beat that price. No word on official availability, but we would imagine it's on the way soon.

Update 7:46 PM EST: The drive has been spotted on Fastmac's site (in white, natch) at the price of $130, marked down from the regular $150. So $99 might be a Macworld-only deal (companies sell stuff at Macworld? I've never been, news to me) but still a pretty good deal. [Thanks, something unique...]