ILY Enterprise Inc. announced on Thursday that it will begin shipping its portable CD/DVD duplicator, dubbed
(US$699), in early October. The device, which measures 6 x 7 x 1.5 inches, can copy discs with or without a computer — it plugs into a USB 2.0 port for the former. It can read data, video or audio and make an identical copy on CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R/RW or DVD-RAM media. ILY noted, however, that the SlimDVDup can’t bypass copy protection, including the CSS encryption found on commercial DVDs. In addition, it can edit precise tracks for custom audio CD creation. The device also features quick-erase, full-erase and program/repeat modes as well as an audio stereo jack and digital volume control for playing back audio tracks. Mac OS X v10.1.2 is required.