Extend Your Laptop Optical drive Cable
I am not doing this as an advertisement, more an announcement, but I have been working for the last 6 months to achieve a way to remote mount the DVD drive from my tablet into my OEM radio's CD slot. I haven't done the install yet yet, but the only insurmountable hurdle has finally been overcome.
The connector on the back of most laptop optical drives is called a JAE50 connector. This connector has never had an extension cable made for it until now.
Paul Jennis finally got a manufacturer up to speed on what we wanted and has created two versions of JAE50 extension cables (12 & 24 inches) for those like me who want to move the optical drive away from the laptop. We now have more options available to us for relocating the drive. He has a website advertising this product at http://paul.thejennis.com.
I am not affiliated with this person or product, just a happy end user.