I’m eyeing some brand spankin’ new Century CD units (Support Site - the original company is dead):
that I could get for only $20 (was $66+ back in 2006), which is basically an older version of this:
DigiStore Solution’s Centurion CD - and still completely compatible (only the inner mechanisms are “updated”). Though not as cool-looking as Imation’s offering, the functionality is better (tougher internal components/design, the disc gets ejected completely into a catcher - fingerprinting a disc is avoided) and it’s much cheaper (DiscStakka = ~%100?). I’ve been looking into the DiscStakka for quite a while but found it too expensive for me to actually buy.
I hope that I do get some kind of support for the Century CD units since they’re already out of production - I’m still deciding if I should purchase them though…