Sony unveils portable CD-RW device
(IDG) -- Hardware manufacturer Sony Electronics Inc. Monday announced it is now shipping a new portable CD-RW (compact disc-rewritable) drive that is available in retail shops in the U.S.
The drive is also available on online shopping sites such as SonyStyle.com, the San-Jose, California-based company said in a statement. The drive costs around US$399 and comes with a one-year warranty.
Called the CRX10U/A2, the new CD-RW drive is a member of Sony's product suite Digital Relay. The drive is battery-operated and can double as a standalone CD player, Sony said.
When attached to a computer, the drive can be used for backing up a user's system, recording digital images and creating music CDs. When detached from a computer, the drive can function as a CD player, Sony said.
The Digital Relay drive is bundled with software for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. It also comes bundled with earphones and a wired remote control with LCD (liquid crystal display) display, Sony said.
The drive weighs 340 grams without battery. The battery weighs 95 grams and lasts two hours when recording at 4X speed, Sony said.
Japanese Sony Corp. is the parent company of Sony Electronics.
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