Pioneer announced a new lightweight DVD/CD burner that should make a good companion for netbook and notebook users who like to travel light. The Pioneer DVR-XD09 is the industry’s most compact external DVD burner, weighing in at eight ounces and is just a little bigger than a CD case.
The Pioneer DVR-XD09 has a single USB port for data and power. Standard DVDs can store up to 4.7GB. This new device supports dual-layer DVD-R discs for a maximum storage capacity of 8.5GB.
The DVR-XD09 supports up to 8x write speeds and 8x read speeds of DVDs. CDs can be burned or read at 24x speed.
The Pioneer DVR-XD09 will begin shipping in August with an MSRP of $79.99. Expect to see it slightly cheaper at retailers and online.