With the emergence of Netbooks and super slim laptops, built-in optical drives are no longer part of the computer’s standard hardware.  So it’s no surprise that we keep seeing more and more of these tiny external optical drives.

Pioneer’s latest, the DVR-XD09, has a footprint that is so freakin’ small it could be easily mistaken for a CD jewel case.  It boasts an 8X DVD write speed, USB 2.0 connectivity and the rights to being one of the world’s smallest and lightest on the market today.

The DVR-XD09 will hit store shelves this August and retail for $79.99.

[via Ohgizmo]


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."