Via 512 Pixels:
2001 was a huge year in terms of Apple history.
This really caught my attention. The current incarnation of the SuperDrive has remained largely static for 20 years and it’s still available for purchase.
It still has no eject button, it still doesn’t support USB-C, and it still doesn’t support Blu-ray.
Shockingly, it still costs $79. Additionally, to connect it to a modern USB-C MacBook you’d need the $19 adapter.
Thus, to connect the current SuperDrive to a USB-C MacBook, you’d need to spend $98.
Alternatively, you could spend $79.99 on this. It has an eject button, USB-C, Blu-ray, and “good after-sales service”. It also appears to have been designed with tracing paper.