Despite how Apple claims that optical media is dead or dying, the fact remains that there are still tons of games and softwares available out there that are available only on CD or DVD formats, not to mention downloading digital copies of games can sometimes take days for those without speedy internet connections.
Introducing the ISOstick which is a flash drive that tricks the computer into thinking that the ISOs stored on it are actually coming from an optical drive. Sounds like a great solution for those out there running on the MacBook Air, Mac Mini or the Alienware M11x since it looks a lot more convenient and portable as opposed to an external optical drive. According to its creator, there’s even a built-in bootloader called “isosel” that helps you select which OS to launch if you’ve got a few Linux distros stored on the stick.
For those interested, the ISOstick will retail for $100 for an 8GB ISOstick, $175 for a 16GB version, or $225 for 32GB. Unfortunately the device isn’t actually available for sale right now as it still requires a bit of funding from the public before it gets put into production. If you’re interested in helping to fund this project, just head on down to its Kickstarter page today. As it stands, the project has managed to raise $21,680 out of their $25,000 goal with 24 days to go.