The Hong-Kong based electronics company AMEX Digital has announced the launch of a new slim Blu-ray drive for both Macs and PCs.
The Portable Blu-ray Super Multi Drive has the design of the MacBook Air’s Superdrive and will allow for the reading and writing of Blu-ray discs in BD-R and BD-RE formats and both full-sized 12cm and mini 8cm sizes. Users can also burn to dual-layer 50GB discs using the drive’s USB 2.0 port.
The company says it’s patented Quiet Drive Technology “reduces the noise level of the drive, while a liquid crystal tilt/blur compensator compensates for warped discs for a more reliable writing process.”
The drive can only burn Blu-ray discs at 2x speeds, which practically makes the drive useless when compared to newer Sony and Buffalo drives which can burn at up to 8x speeds.
The drive is now available, and is retailing for $289 USD.