As swift as solid state drives are, they tend to falter in the space realm.
Alongside the upgrade kit, OWC is also offering the Envoy, a 1.5-ounce encolsure that allows users to convert their old SSDs into standalone external drives. What's really neat about the device is that it's just about as slick as the Macbook Air itself, which is helpful for those who are more style conscious. OWC also offers the Envoy by itself for $48.
The only problem is, well, price: On the low end, a 180GB drive with 3GB/s speeds will run for $248. At $779, the high end 480GB drives runs for nearly the price of the low-end Macbook Air itself. But these are SSDs we're talking about, so who's really surprised?
On the bright side, at least the Envoy isn't Thunderbolt-equipped, as that would spike prices even more.