I-O DATA just introduced its new DVRP-U8V Portable DVD Drive, an ideal device for users of netbooks and tablets who wants to enjoy their favorite DVD’s without restrictions. The device measures 140mm x 147mm x 19mm and weighs 300g, meaning its travel-friendly.
The device utilizes a USB 2.0 connection and according to the company it provides write speeds of up to 8x for DVD+/-R / +RW, 6x for DVD+/-R DL / -RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 24x for CD-R and 26x for CD-RW. It is capable of reading DVD+/-R / +RW / -ROM at 8x, DVD+/-R DL / -RW / -ROM DL at 6x, DVD-RAM at 5x and your favorite CDs at 24x.
I-O DATA plans to sell the DVRP-U8V Portable DVD Drive on the Japanese market starting in late September for 4,410 Yen in the colors of pearl white, orient red and piano black.