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Addonics DVD/CDRW review

Addonics Pocket DVD/CDRW II 8x24x24x24 with USB 2.0

Review of the Addonics DVD/CDRW

What it does

Portable DVD players are the latest rage today. But we think the guts inside the case should do more than just play DVDs. The Addonics Pocket DVD/CDRW plays DVDs as well as plays (reads) and also writes CD-recordable media and CD re-writable media. It includes the industry standard USB 2.0 interface allowing use with PCs, laptops, and other compatible devices. The model number is AEPDVRWII824. Click here for the Addonics spec page.

Performance

But how did it perform? In our tests, the writing speed for all CD modes on Maxell brand media met the promised specifications shown on the Addonics spec page.

The included software, Nero Express, is a leading CD-burning application which has been in existence for an entire generation of computer users since at least the early 1990s. So we expected it to performed flawlessly, and it did. Many times CD-burners have bugs and incompatibilities which frustrate the user to no end. We experienced none of this.

As you can read on Addonics' spec page, Addonics has successfully tested the Pocket CD II, DVD II and DVD/CDRW II using Direct power from USB ports on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. However, Addonics does not guarantee the device will work with power directly from the computers as the power from the USB ports varies from different system manufacturers.

The Pocket Series II offers choices of CD, DVD, Combo DVD/CDRW or the Super combo dual format DVD burner in a small package. The Pocket Series II comes built-in with the popular USB 2.0 interface. The drive can also be powered from most of the USB ports. It's the perfect portable USB peripheral for many notebook and desktop computers.

Product features:

• Size of a double stack CD jewel case
• Weight less than 15 oz.
• Fast UBS 2.0 connection
• Compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
• USB Mass Storage compliant
• Power directly from USB port for compliant sources
• Plug and play under Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Linux (kernel 2.4 or higher), Solaris 8 and higher

The retail box contains:

• 3 feet USB cable
• 110/220V power adapter
• Power DVD to play DVD movies or MPEG II files
• Nero Express CD mastering and copy software
• driver CD
• Addonics User Guide

HomeGear rating
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