Prospective MacBook and MacBook Pro owners who wish their latest computer came with a blu-ray drive can now relax. These users, along with anyone with a USB 2.0 enabled Mac, can now easily add an external blu-ray burner. Thanks to the Amex Digital Portable Blu-ray burner, users can now play back Blu-ray films and also burn directly to BD discs.
The slim external unit will be available as the Amex Digital BDP-2 Blu-ray Player for $289, and for $389 you get the Amex Digital BDR-2 Blu-ray Recorder. The glossy black and white unit can also read CDs and DVDs. Both can be USB bus powered, weigh 360 grams and measure 140 x 143 x 16 mm.
View full specifications below:
- BD-RE/-R (SL) 2X Speed Reading
- BD-RE/-R (DL) 1.6X Speed Reading
- BD-ROM (SL / DL) 2X Speed Reading
- Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4x speed
- Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
- Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
- Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
- Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
- Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
- Reads CDs at up to 24x speed
- Amex Digital BDP-2 Blu-ray Player, US$289.00
- Amex Digital BDR-2 Blu-ray Recorder, US$389.00