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Kano Ships DVD+RW Portable Drive

SLIM-K2Xtreme offers dual FireWire/USB 2.0 interface By Dave Nagel
Kano Technologies has started shipping a new model in its line of DVD+RW drives. The SLIM-K2Xtreme is a portable version of the company's K2Extreme external drive. It's available now for Mac and Windows systems.

The SLIM-K2Xtreme offers DVD speeds of 2.4x write, 2.4x rewrite and 8x read. CD speeds are 16x write, 8x rewrite and 24x read. The model measures 5.5" x 6" x 0.75" and weighs 10 ounces. It offers connectivity for both FireWire and USB 2.0.

The new DVD+RW drive comes in two versions: one for Macintosh and one for Windows. The Mac version includes Roxio's Toast Lite (for burning CDs and DVDs) and Dantz Retrospect Express (for data backup). The Windows version includes Roxio's Easy CD Creator DVD Edition and NTI Back Up Now! Combo for DVD.

The SLIM-K2Xtreme is shipping now for $399. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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