on Monday introduced its K8Xtreme, a dual-format DVD+RW/R and DVD-RW/R drive. Kano claims the new 8x drive is the only one on the market that can record at 8x speed onto Verbatim 4x DVD-R media, as well. It’s compatible with Macs and PCs.
The K8Xtreme can write CD-R media at 32x, CD-RW media at 16x and reads CD-Rs at 40x, and can read DVD-ROMs at 12x. It’s available in three configurations: An internal model aimed at PC users and two external models aimed at Mac and PC users.
The drives ship with cables, media, and Roxio Toast Lite software for audio and video recording and playback. Both USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 models are available, for a suggested retail price of US$299.