Baby DVD Drive
about getting a DVD drive for the computer? Maybe one
for the home and one for the Laptop? Well the Baby-DVD from Amacom would
allow you to do just that - with just one drive... This small CD/DVD-drive
is about the size of a portable CD-player, and can be attached
via PCMCIA port without the need for external power cords.
Ultra portable, the drive can also be used on the
home PC via USB cable.
DVD incorporates a Toshiba drive in a stand alone metal enclosure which
can be connected to both PCMCIA and USB ports, offering
the best of both worlds.
The device measures 15cm x 13.7cm x 1.8cm, or
roughly about the size of two CD jewel cases with one atop the other. Other
- Weighs 400 grams
- Powered directly from PCMCIA slot
- Includes an audio line out for CD's
- Comes with Cyberlink PowerDVD software
- Hot Swapable
- Can be used on USB ports
- 5X DVD / 24 X CD-ROM
- Cost: 183.95 pounds
The drive comes with instructions,
a driver diskette, a CD ROM of bundled
Power DVD, and an audio line adapter cable.
Our first impressions of the drive itself were very high; the drive
and feels very solid in its metal enclosure. Our testing drive also came with
the optional USB kit, which contains a 100-240V AC/DC adapter, USB adapter cable and drivers.
When the drive is connected via a USB port it requires a separate 5 volt power supply (delivered by the AC-adapter) in
order to work. When connected via the PCMCIA port,
the DVD is powered by the port alone. The USB kit essentially makes
it easy to transition the Baby DVD from laptop to home PC. The idea being,
the drive is simply disconnected from the home or office PC and carried along
with the laptop for a trip or meeting.