As a species, we’re distrustful of versatility. When Justin Timberlake is as successful in acting and business as he was as a singer, we cry foul. Therefore, it’s only natural that Samsung’s Optical Smart Hub should raise a hackle or two. It boasts of being a CD / DVD player for your mobile device, a wireless access point, a portable disc burner for your laptop and a backup server (with the help of a USB drive). Doing the work of four gadgets would certainly free up a lot of real estate on anyone’s desk — so is it worth $ 130 of your hard-earned? The answer’s a little more nuanced than you might expect, so join us after the break to find out more.
Gallery: Samsung Optical Smart Hub Unboxing