Looking to grab an external Blu-ray drive / player? Philips and Lite-On digital have announced Lite-On DX-4O1S, the first USB 2.0 external DB-ROM drive for release in the second quarter of this year. If your looking for a quick and easy way to add HD movies in the form of Blu-ray to your computer / laptop or media center the external drive should be very handy, allowing playback via a simple USB 2.0 cable.
There is not a whole lot to say about the Lite-On DX-4O1S, but it can read blu-ray discs at 4x, DVDs at 12x and CD media at 32x. The Lite-On DX4O1S looks nice enough, and is very easy to bring blu-ray to any computer / HTPC.
The DX-4O1S BD-ROM will come bundled with Cyberlink Power DVD software providing instant and simply playback of Blu-ray, DVD and CDs. Expect to see the DX4O1S this March for around $299.