announced on Thursday its new US$249.95 Kanguru Slim FC-RW, an update to the original Kanguru FC-RW that’s smaller than its predecessor and can now connect to a TV for use as a DVD player or to a computer for use as a DVD-ROM drive. It also adds a disc spanning feature that enables burning the contents of Flash cards larger than 1GB to multiple CDs. Like the original Kanguru FC-RW, the new drive accepts eight types of Flash media — CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Micro Drive, Smart Media, Secure Digital, Sony Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro and Multimedia Cards — and can burn their files to a CD without requiring a computer.
When connected to a Mac via USB 2.0, it functions as a 36x CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive and reads Flash cards. It includes a rechargeable battery, an AC power adapter, a USB 2.0 cable and a remote control for media playback and duplication. A product page was not yet available on the Kanguru Web site as MacCentral posted this article.