Kano Technologies is giving portability a new look with the introduction of its SLIM-K2Xtreme portable DVD+RW drive. The FireWire/USB 2.0 combo drive allows users to easily add fast, external DVD burning capability to a laptop or desktop. This small drive measures 5.5” x 6” x .75” and weighs only 10 ounces. It features on-the-fly video, audio and data recording – and it burns up to 4.7GB of data on a DVD, over six times the storage capacity of a CD. Its write speeds are 2.4 x 2.4 x 8 for DVDs and 16 x 8 x 24 for CD-RWs.
“The small footprint of the Slim-K2Xtreme makes it perfect for Mac and PC users who are on the go,” said Robert Young, Kano’s director of national sales. “It’s great for storing large amounts of digital photographs, audio files and video – and for backing up and restoring data.”
The SLIM-K2Xtreme comes in two versions: one for Mac users, the other for PC users. Both versions feature award-winning software.
The PC version is bundled with Roxio’s Easy CD Creator DVD Edition (for creating CDs and DVDs) and NTI Back Up Now! Combo for DVD (for backing up and restoring data). Easy CD Creator has one easy-to-use interface that can be used to “drag and drop” a video from a hard drive onto a DVD – and add menu backgrounds, video transitions and titles. NTI Back Up Now! can schedule a full-image backup and/or specific-file backups from a PC’s local or mapped drives. Its unique file-compression and file-exclusion features save time and disc space while backing up critical data.
The Mac version includes Roxio’s Toast Lite (for burning CDs and DVDs) and Dantz Retrospect Express (for data backup and restore). Toast Lite provides the ability to burn audio CDs, data CDs and DVDs, and copy unprotected CDs or DVDs. Retrospect Express lets Mac users take full advantage of the 4.7GB of storage Slim-K2Xtreme has to offer. Users can schedule data backups, and create a bootable recovery disc to use in case of host-drive failure.
The Slim-K2Xtreme is now available from PC Connection and MacConnection at an MSRP of $399.00. For a complete list of Kano reseller partners and dealers, contact a Kano sales rep at (866)500-KANO (toll free) or (714)379-5520.