We’ve been slowly edging out optical media from our devices, but there are times when we just need it but don’t have access it. Now ASUS fills in that need with its new ASUS SDRW-08D3S-U Zen Drive external 8x DVD writer that adds optical media capabilities via a USB 2.0 connection and the exclusive AV Function, which includes both smart TVs and tablets. It also works with both Windows and Mac OS, while keeping your data safe through multiple security checks and 256-bit encryptions when burning.
Looks-wise, it sports the usual sleek ASUS “Zen” look, with sharp features in a slim 20mm and 365g light form factor. With its one-press AV Function, the Zen Drive can automatically sync with PCs, smart TVs and tablets, for setup-free multimedia playback. Quite useful for devices that don’t have built-in optical drives, such as smart TVs, ultrabooks, or your handy tablet. The Zen Drive is quite portable as well as it draws power through the USB 2.0 port, removing the need for a dedicated power adapter.