LaCie has just unveiled an external Blu-Ray burner that can write at 4x speed. This write speed is twice as fast as the previous model. This drive will also double as a CDR and DVD burner, writing at 32x and 16x.
Unfortunately, with double the speed comes a hefty price increase at roughly $700. This is a steep price considering other drives can be bought starting at $200.
The LaCie's new model designed by Neil Poulton (the award-winning Scottish designer) will at least look pretty on your computer desk.