Friday, September 02, 2011

Icy News: Samsung Intros Wireless Optical Drive and Portable Blu-ray Writer

"Samsung has introduced two new optical drives: the USB-powered SE-506AB slim Blu-ray writer for Macs and PCs and the SE208BW DVD writer. What makes the SE208BW special though is that it is a dual-purpose optical drive and wireless access point.
Samsung has introduced a new slim portable Blu-ray writer for traveling PC and Mac users. The USB-powered SE-506AB is available now for $140.

The SE-506AB supports a variety of speeds across different media types. Specific speeds include: 6X BD-ROM, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW reading and 6X BD-R, 6X BD-R Dual layer, 4X BD-R Quad layer, 8X DVD±R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD+R Dual layer, 6X DVD-R Dual layer, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW recording.

The SE-208BW is not only a CD/DVD writer but also a wireless access point. It features an Ethernet port and can serve as a repeater for those who already have a wireless router, amplifying signal strength. The SE-208BW can also act as a server; a USB storage drive can be connected and accessed wirelessly.

The drive is USB-powered and supports all major operating systems including Windows 7 and Mac OS. It will be available at the beginning of 2012 for an unspecified price." - via Storage Review
Is Blu-ray still alive? It seems that more and more, users tend to either rent movies or stream them online. The nice thing is that Samsung included a wireless access point which is a neat feature. Will it be enough to give people a reason to buy? Let us know!

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