introduced the new Boa Slim dual-format external DVD-/DVD+ FireWire drive at
Macworld Conference & Expo
The Boa Slim weighs less than a pound and is .75 inch thick. It writes to DVD+R and DVD-R media at 2x, DVD+RW and DVD-RW at 2x, CD-R at 16x, and CD-RW at 8x. It also reads DVDs at 8x and CDs at 24x. It features FireWire and USB 2.0 ports as well as a software bundle that includes Pixela IMAX for encoding iMovies to MPEG 2 and burning DVDs, Charismac for burning CDs and DVDs, and Retrospect Express for scheduling automatic backups.
The Boa Slim is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS X, and it’s available now for US$319. A USB-only version is also available for $299.