Plextor plan Standalone DVD Writer with Integrated Screen & USB/SD Reader called the PlexEasy.
Here’s the press release:
December 15, 2011 – Plextor (www.plextor-digital.com), a leading brand of high-performance storage and digital media solutions, has today announced plans to differentiate its existing ODD portfolio with a convenient stand-alone optical storage device, the PlexEasy (PX-650US).
Launching in early 2012, the PlexEasy device has been thoughtfully designed for home or office users who are less familiar with computers, but still need to back-up precious data such as digital photos or music.
The intuitive PlexEasy will integrate a compact 8x DVD writer alongside a built-in SD card reader and USB port which allows users to create direct backups from data that is stored on SD Cards or on digital devices such as tablets, smartphones, hard disks, flash drives, camcorders, and digital cameras –even without a PC connection.
Direct transfers between devices without a PC:
PlexEasy will support Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), an image transfer technology integrated into many models of cameras and smartphones – allowing users to burn photos directly from a camera (point-and-shoot or DSLR) or smartphone (iOS, Android, Blackberry etc). The drive’s additional compatibility with mass storage devices enables the connection of MP3 players, flash drives, and external hard disks, so users can transfer videos, music, or other data from an external device to DVD or from an SD card directly onto another external storage device.
Intuitive design and technology for simple, fuss-free back-ups:
Simplicity has been a key focus for Plextor in the development of PlexEasy, which features a user-centric design and is controlled directly by buttons located on the top. When connecting the source device where the original files to back-up are stored, PlexEasy will even automatically present the logical destination medium to transfer files to. So, with just a simple touch invaluable memories can be stored safely or shared with friends and loved ones. Users can even check the status of their transfers using the integrated LCD screen.
Connect to a PC for fully functional DVD burner mode:
Building upon Plextor’s prestigious optical drive technology, PlexEasy can also be connected to a PC or notebook, offering the full functionality of a high-end external DVD burner and delivering benefits even to advanced computer users with 8x writing speed and support for all types of CDs and DVDs.
When using the PlexEasy alongside a notebook or PC, users won’t need to worry about additional power cables as the drive will draw its power from the USB ports using the USB Y-Cable (included in the package).*
Pricing & Warranty:
Plextor will offer 2 years of ‘Fast Warranty Service’ in the EU, Norway and Switzerland for the PlexEasy (and 1 year carry-in in other countries).
The PlexEasy (PX-650US) UK launch is set for the first quarter of 2012. Further details on specifications, pricing, and exact availability will be announced at that time.
*In standalone mode, the device is powered with a 5V /2A AC/DC adapter.
Plextor is a leading brand of high-performance digital media solutions for professionals, consumers and enterprises. Since entering the European market in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD recordable drives, Blu-ray drives, Portable HDD storage solutions, Media Players and Networked Attached Storage devices.