LaCie puts out a new portable DVD-RW drive – but who will buy it?

Look at this drive. It’s nice in its way. It will play DVDs, it’ll write data on ’em, it’ll even inscribe them with text and graphics if you care to utilize the Lightscribe function. But I can hardly think of a single situation in which something like this would be needed. Can you?

I mean, netbooks would croak after powering this thing for half an hour. Every regular-sized laptop worth its salt has a DVD drive already. The market for these must just be incredibly small. I don’t know, am I wrong here? Am I suffering from tech blogger syndrome, in which I think people don’t use common items just because I write about cooler stuff every day?

I like how the Mac version is $30 more. Really, now.