For netbooks: Stand with built-in DVD drive, USB port and HDD slot

A Japanese company called Marshal (yes, one “l”) announced [JP] the MAL 1925 today, a netbook stand that doubles as a DVD super multi drive, has room for a second HDD and comes with an extra USB 2.0 port. Century’s stand, which I blogged in April, is pretty similar but lacks the slot for an alternative 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD.

Dubbed DVD Power Up Dock, the Marshal model is sized at 227×180×16mm and weighs 453g. It’s compatible with Windows 2000/XP and Vista.

The netbook stand will be available only in Japan where it will hit stores in the middle of this month (price: $95). I suggest you contact the Japan Trend Shop or Geek Stuff 4 U if you live outside Nippon and are interested in the device.