(TS) – Asus has unveiled a new device called the Asus VariDrive DVD Drive Dock they have created to provide DVD support to Ultrabooks and laptops which during the design process have had to drop their DVD drives to keep the ultra-thin form factors.
VariDrive has the same treated metal texture with neat concentric circles and a premium, durable finish. This accessory has a brilliant transformable design which uses a swivel base dock on which a slot-loading DVD combo drive is mounted. VariDrive’s unique transforming design means it can be placed vertically and horizontally, making it very easy to fit into any usage environment.
All you have to do is twist the DVD portion around, and it aligns neatly with the dock section, creating a very slim and flat product. No dedicated power adapter is needed, as it works via USB, saving you even more space. The dock consists of three USB 3.0 ports (two on the back, one on the side), a Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) port, an HDMI port, and a VGA port. So, if you’re on a netbook, Ultrabook, or notebook (or even a desktop) and find yourself in need of extra ports, VariDrive is here to help.
Additionally, with many compact devices these days lacking an optical drive, this accessory is doubly useful – as you get instant access to a speedy DVD combo drive that’ll play and burn discs with plug n play ease. While cloud access and usability on the go are wonderful and definitely the shape of things to come, optical media still has its uses, and those extra ports are a boon.
VariDrive is a product I immediately took a liking to. Sure, I’d like ASUS to produce a Blu-ray version (seems likely to come along eventually), but the design is so pretty and smooth, it’s amazing. VariDrive is scheduled to be available mid-November, so check your local or online retailer for info.
Tags: ASUS VariDrive, External DVD, One Cool Design
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