AMEX Digital launches the new BD-UG1 Blu-ray drive upgrade kit for Apple’s Mac Mini. The BD-UG1 is basically a SATA slot-loding Blu-ray/DVD combo drive that supports up to 4X reading of Bly-ray discs and 8X DVD writing and 24X CD writing.
According to AMEX, the drive does direct playback of Blu-ray “HD Video Files” on Mac OSX with VLC media player. As for creating Blu-ray or DVD discs on a Mac, you need Roxio Toast 9 with HD/BD Plug-in and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Encore.
The AMEX Digital BD-UG1 Blu-ray kit is priced at $199.