Pioneer has unveiled its new BDR-XD04, which is claimed to be the world’s smallest and lightest portable Blu-ray, DVD and CD burner. The new BDR-XD04 unit supports the writing of BDXL disc formats including BD-R triple layer 100GB media, BD-R quad-layer 128GB media, BD-RE triple-layer 100GB media as well as the original Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD Media.
Claiming to be the smallest in the industry, the Pioneer BDR-XD04 measures only 5.2” (W) X .55” (H) X 5.2” (D) and weighs only 8.46 oz. It is powered by USB with the need for external power adapter, it comes with a manual eject lever that lets the user eject a loaded disc when power to the device is not available and the PowerRead feature that provides a smoother movie playback when a disc has fingerprints or minor scratches on the surface as well as its PureRead2+ that prevents click or pop sounds that normally occurs when there’s minor scratches or fingerprint on the disc.
It also comes with the Auto Quiet mode that minimizes its operating noise based on how it is being used and unfortunately the BDR-XD04 isn’t compatible with USB 3.0, it only uses the USB 2.0 interface. It is equipped with 4MB of buffer memory and bundled with CyberLink Software which allows the user to watch standard Blu-ray disc, 3D Blu-ray, hi-def Blu-ray or standard DVD.