I love the design of Apple's superdrive, but I hate that it can't be used on any other computer or through a powered hub. Not that I'll need to use it like that frequently, I just hate being forced into a specific configurations for no reason. If others can provide USB powered drives for normal USB ports, so can Apple, but they chose not to for some unknown reason. The USB-ethernet dongle looks nice, but is there no way to have both a USB and ethernet connection on one dongle so that you can switch between the two without having to unplug? Was hoping that we can create some kind of list of alternatives for these items. Does anybody have any experience with other usb powered DVD burners? Dongles? Thanks and I'll add information as I explore..