Because of the features of faster transmission speed, more scalability, mini size and ease of use, USB Type C (USB-C) has become the standard interface for Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Macbook Pro and more laptops.
Although external optical drive is more convenient for laptop or several computers, a right internal optical drive may be more practical for you if you have only one desktop. Blu-ray or traditional CD/DVD drive or burner depends on what you need and your budget. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about the detecting or contact problems caused by plugging and unplugging the device multiple times.
It’s a good choice to upgrade your DVD drive to blu-ray driver/ burner or add one in your only one computer if you want to play blu-ray movies for better performance or write blu-ray discs. However, if you have a laptop or have more than one computer require optical drive, it may be a better choice to get an external blu-ray drive or writer, which will be more convenient.
A USB external Blu-ray drive or burner is the best choice to rip, burn, and play Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs if your laptop or desktop has no built-in optical drive. Most external Blu-ray burner/drive come with the driver inside, which enables owners to plug-and-play on laptop or desktop.
A few days ago, my friend sent me a Logitech 2.1 speaker, but it only has no Bluetooth. If I want to use it with my smart TV, phone and iPad, it’s so cumbersome if I repeat this process of unplugging and plugging it, so I need a Bluetooth receiver, which will allow you to stream music from your phone, tablet, or computer to any music system or powered speakers.
As we know, 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 cable can transmit up to 4K 60Hz HDR video content and all popular audio formats available today, while with the development of hardware, content and video decoding (H.266). The bandwidth limitations of HDMI 2.0 cables can’t meet the higher resolution and refresh rate content anymore, so the new generation HDMI 2.1 cable becomes more and more popular.
Last week, my 3-in-1 USB 3.0 flash drive stopped working, I only used it for less than a year. I decided to give up the multi-port USB flash drive even it seems to provide more possibilities, because my Android phone with 256GB storage capacity is enough for me to store photos and files, and it’s more efficient to transport files between my phone and computer via wireless transmission or synchronization.
Although most sellers on Amazon emphasize that their products support Mac system, there is not really any external CD DVD drive that can be well compatible with new Mac OS, most of them only support Mac OS 10.10.x and below. So we compared all external DVD drives that claim to support Mac OS and listed a few reliable choices for Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air on Amazon as below: 1. SEA TECH 1 Archgon Aluminum External USB DVD+Rw, RW Super Drive for Apple-MacBook Air, Pro, iMac, Mini Specifications: Interface Type: USB 2.0 Work with OSX 10.4 and later (including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mini, and iMac) Support read and write CDs and DVDs One year replacement warranty 2. ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/Burner Drive +/-RW Compatible Specifications: Interface Type: USB 2.0 and Type-C Work with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac) Support read and write CDs and DVDs Support M-Disc 3. Archgon Slim USB External CD/DVD+RW,-RW writer Drive for Window & Mac computers Specifications: Interface Type: USB 2.0 Work with Mac OSX (including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mini, and iMac) Support read and write CDs and DVDs One year replacement warranty 4. LG USB 2.0 Super Slim Portable DVD Rewriter External Drive with M-DISC Support for PC and Mac Specifications: Interface Type: USB 2.0 Work with Mac OSX (including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mini, and iMac) Support read and write CDs and DVDs Support M-Disc One year replacement warranty 5. Apple USB SuperDrive Specifications: Interface Type: USB-C Compatible with: MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, iMac (late 2012) and later, Mac mini (late 2009) and later Mac Pro (late 2013)* Support read and write CDs and DVDs (UPDATE: June 12, 2019) READ MORE: If you are looking for external DVD drive for windows 10 laptop or desktop, please check this post.
Although optical disc had been much replaced by online space, USB flash drive and hard disk, there are many users who still need CDs and DVDs to play movies, music, burning discs, installing the system, etc. It’s annoying that many laptops are not equipped with an internal optical drive, so currently, the convenient solution should be USB external optical drive.