It's easy to give ASUS a hard time about the
million billion different Eee PC flavors floating around out there, but darn if we are awestruck here. In a product introduction that'll probably be tops for the week in terms of cuteness, the company's diminutive Eee 30GB external hard drive has surfaced, and while we won't deny lusting for more space, it's hard to gripe about the value proposition. Turns out, this little bugger was actually making (gentle) waves a couple of months ago, but it's just now found time to hit the mainstream and tease us all with a $31 price tag. Of course, $1 per gigabyte isn't exactly a steal these days (when referring to HDDs, anyway), but it's far more capacious than whatever USB drive you could snag for that same tally. There's no mention of a US release, but frankly, this thing is screaming "stocking stuffer." Make it happen, ASUS.