MacBook Air to get add-ons


macbook-air-peripherals.jpgI’ve said it before, and I don’t mind saying it again. If you want to get rich quick, start up a company and design your own generic Apple add-ons and peripherals. Doing it for the iPod line alone is more than enough to make you rich, at least earn more money than the average Joe on the street. After all, there are dozens of iPod cases, sleeves, MacBook bags, iPod speaker docks – you name it, they have it. Never mind the brand (although good branding would go a long way in establishing you as the market leader), but most generic add-ons come slapped with a hastily designed logo. Apple themselves aren’t going to let this lucrative market go to waste, and hence they have announced that they will be carrying accessories for the recently released MacBook Air.

Currently, Apple is ready to take orders for a slim external optical drive as well as an Ethernet adapter – where both peripherals were specially designed for the MacBook Air. Design purists need not fret as this means Steve Jobs and gang have officially sanctioned these devices, so you won’t look awkward in public when your MacBook Air is attached to an external optical drive, as though it was the Hunchback of Notre Dame walking hand in hand with Miss Universe. The external optical drive is known as the MacBook Air SuperDrive, and is capable of playing and burning CDs and DVDs without taking up too much space on your desk or tray table. The SuperDrive measures 5.47″ x 5.47″ x 0.67″ and weighs a mere 320 grams, making it a cinch to tote around especially during your travels. It is powered by your MacBook Air’s USB port, so there is no need to lug around an additional power adapter. The MacBook Air SuperDrive retails for $99 a pop while the USB Ethernet Adapter sells for $29.

Source: Washington Post

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