Friday, January 07, 2011

Air Superdrive - a triumph of minimalist design

Although I rarely need a DVD/CD drive for my Air, from time to time it's still handy.

Today I plunked down $99 to get the Air Superdrive. Works nicely but the really striking thing about it is that this product is at the peak of Jobsian minimalistic design.

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It's symmetrical, clean, and functional. They've left out the activity light, and the eject hole and the result is a piece of art.

The only pity is that they have to put all those silly compliance labels on the base but even those are very low key.

It is truly a triumph.

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