Archos MiniCDRW II 16x10x24x With USB 2.0 or FireWire or PC Card Lets You Create CDs Wherever You Are
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2001--Archos has taken the CDRW market to a new level of efficiency and portability with the MiniCDRW II -- the fastest, smallest and most compact CD-writer on the market.
This unique, multi-connection CD-RW drive could fulfill many holiday wish lists by offering a quick, portable and easy-to-use tool for burning CDs. Depending upon your system requirements, the MiniCDRW II offers a choice of USB 2.0 or FireWire or PC Card Interface.
The USB 2.0 connection for the MiniCDRW II is a big jump forward, since it is 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 and at the same time is compatible with USB 1.1. For example, a file, which currently takes 80 seconds to transfer with the USB 1.1, can be transferred in two seconds with the USB 2.0.
The Archos MiniCDRW II is Hot Swappable and Plug and Play on virtually any PC or Apple Macintosh -- desktop or notebooks. Simply connect the cable and you are ready to read, compile and copy data to and from a CD in a matter of seconds.
The MiniCDRW II is delivered with mastering software (for Mac or PC), and will allow you to transfer your music, photos, and data files to CDs by writing up to 16x speed on CD-R and updating and rewriting at up to 10x on a CD-RW. The drag and drop software facilitates the process in the same way you save data to a hard drive.
The size of a portable hand-held CD player, measuring 6.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches and weighing just 18 ounces (500 grams), the new Archos MiniCDRW II is the must have, multi-task tool for personal and professional storage on CDs. Built on the tradition of the first Archos MiniCDRW, which was released in 1999, the MiniCDRW II continues to impress users with its steady operation and reliability.
It provides an easy and fast way to record your own music, data, photo or video CDs, and you can write, update, and rewrite your files thousands of times. The digital and analog outputs provide a convenient connection to almost any player or music production source, so you can share and listen to your music CDs on virtually any stereo.
The MiniCDRW II package includes an interface cable (depending on the version chosen: USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1), FireWire, or PC Card, mastering software (PC or Mac), a carrying pouch, 12V AC adapter, a manual in five languages and driver.
The MiniCDRW II comes with everything you need to quickly record your own CDs wherever you may be, and it is available from leading retailers throughout the United States for $179.
For more information, visit the Archos Web site at www.archos.com, call 949/453-1121, or write Archos Technology, 15375 Barranca Parkway, No.J101, Irvine, Calif. 92618. You can download a photo from the company's Web site or contact Verlaine Crawford.
About Archos Technology Inc.
Archos Technology is based in Irvine, Calif., with its headquarters in Paris. Archos has designed and manufactured peripherals for notebooks and desktop computers since 1988, creating lightweight and multi-platform, mobile storage solutions, such as the MiniCDRW, MiniDVD, MiniHD, FireHD and the Jukebox Series, which includes the Jukebox 6000, Jukebox Studio 20 and Jukebox Recorder.
The Jukebox 6000 has received many awards -- Editor's Choice by CNET in Fortune Magazine, a 5-Star Award from MP3.com, and RetailVision®'s Best Product Peripheral.