updated 05:45 pm EDT, Thu July 24, 2008
ASUS EeePC accessories
ASUS may soon officially release accessories for its Eee PC range of UMPCs, as images of three new accessories have been leaked on the Internet. The images originate from a German Eee PC enthusiast site, and show an external hard drive, an external optical drive and a 3G wireless data network connection card. All seem to connect to the Eee PC via an integrated USB port.
The capacity of the external hard drive, likely to be called the Eee Drive, is not known, but should at least double the top-spec Eee PC's internal 8GB of solid-state memory. The optical drive, the Eee Writer, is capable of burning and reading both CDs and DVDs. Finally, giving users the option of browsing the Internet while on the go is the 3G card, purportedly called T500 based on the images.
It is not known when or even if the accessories will come to the North American market, or what costs may be. [via LAPTOP]
Eee PC external optical drive
Eee PC external hard drive
Eee PC external 3G data network card