Kano Technologies introduced its SLIM-K4XtremeTM multi-format, dual-interface DVD+/DVD- drive for PCs and Macs today. The portable drive is very fast and can burn a 4.7GB DVD disc in less than 15 minutes. Equipped with both FireWire and USB 2.0 connections, the new drive does not need a separate power supply. Bus power support allows it to be powered through a laptop FireWire port, and an included PS2 power cable allows USB 2.0 users to power the unit from a laptop.
“Our drive is the fastest burning slim dual-format DVD drive on the market today,” said Robert Young, Kano’s director of national sales. “In addition, it’s very small and requires no external power supply, which makes it extremely easy to carry and ideal for travel.”
The 8-in-1 SLIM-K4Xtreme measures just 5.5-inches x 6-inches x .75-inches, comes in a rugged all-metal silver chassis, and weighs only 14 ounces. The drive is compatible with DVD+RW/-RW, DVD+R/-R, CD-RW and CD-R media formats. It writes at 4x to DVD discs and at 16x to CD discs; and, it reads DVDs at 8x and CDs at 24x speeds.
The SLIM-K4Xtreme comes complete with cables, an external power adapter, Roxio Easy DVD Creator software (for PCs) and Roxio Toast 6 Lite (for Macs), and user guide. It is available now from PC Connection and MacConnection at an MSRP of $329.00