This $28 optical drive lets you play CDs and DVDs on your MacYou won’t find CD or DVD drives on MacBooks anymore, but every once in awhile you’ll wish you had one. Take, for example, when my doctor handed me a CD-ROM crammed with X-rays of my broken finger, and the only way I could view the files was on my wife’s work PC.

That’s why it’s a good idea to have an CD/DVD drive sitting around somewhere, and this compact optical drive by VicTsing makes for a good option. On sale for $28 (10 bucks off the usual $38 asking price), the portable VicTsing disc drive plugs in the USB port of your Mac or PC—no power cable required—and it can both read and burn CDs and DVDs.

Update [1/20/2017]: Looks like the price has crept up to $30.

Check out the VicTsing portable CD/DVD drive on Amazon!

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