MSI has designed a new USB-powered ultra-slim DVD drive for netbooks (for MSI’s Wind U100 but I’m sure they wouldn’t mind selling a bunch to Acer and Eee PC owners as well).
It’s called the MSI Wind Drive, with an aluminum chassis, and it’s not much bigger width / length wise than a DVD.
It’s powered through a USB 2.0 connection (the USB cable has a Y / splitter that allows you to plug it into two USB ports if one is not providing enough power). It can read and write CDs and DVDs and can even burn Dual-Layer DVDs .
Fudzilla says it’ll be available by the middle of September with a price of around â‚¬45 (around $65 USD).