EDIT 04/02: It looks like the price has gone up since it’s original announcement from $96 to $123.81.
EDIT 04/09: There’s been some confusion on the price: The increase was only from $96 to about $103 – The $124 amount includes VAT (20%), which only applies to the EU. Everywhere else will pay $103.
EDIT: New purchase link: http://bit.ly/fenrirode
8BitMods will be selling a batch of 50 Fenrir Sega Saturn Optical Drive Emulators (ODE) between March 28th-April 4th, followed by a run of 500 more once things settle down. An ODE is a flash cart for disc based systems that boots games from an SD card.
Wanna hear some good news at last? @Ced2911’s Fenrir ODE for the Sega Saturn is ready! You’ll be able to buy it soon only on https://t.co/oC5dEBD8uG, shipping worldwide. £99.99 / ~€107 for EU and ~$96USD for the ROW. #Saturn #retrogaming #8BitMods #Fenrir pic.twitter.com/iDzdsFq3ER
— 8BitMods (@8bitmods) March 21, 2020
They also posted a video of the installation, which took less than a minute, and simply requires removing the CD-ROM and snapping Fenrir in its place.
I recently wrote-up the latest updates to Fenrir here, and more have materialized since. The most important update adds BIN/CUE support, which brings native support to a full Redump set, which is widely considered to be the most accurate Sega Saturn image collection. That is in addition to its IMG/CCD and BIN/ISO support. These three standards represent the bulk of decent Saturn disc image dumps from the last 15 years or so.