"...Addonics Technologies today announced the Pocket DVD8x24 -- a combination 8x DVD and 24x CD-ROM drive with PC Card and CardBus interfaces. The new portable drive provides DVD/MPEG II as well as CD/CD-RW audio and video playback on all PCMCIA or CardBus equipped mobile computers and desktop PCs.
The newest addition to the Addonics "Pocket" series of mobile peripheral products turns a notebook PC into a portable DVD/CD-ROM player to deliver high quality audio and video with low CPU utilization. Users can play full-screen DVD movies with the drive's MPEG2 decoding software. The drive can be used by any notebook PC. The drive can be powered from the notebook computer (through the keyboard port) or by an external A/C power adapter.
The Pocket DVD8x24 drive plays both CD-ROM and DVD media, and features a front-panel loading tray that requires no caddies or cartridges. The PocketDVD has a list price of $359. The drive fits neatly inside any briefcase. It measures 6.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches, and weighs just 14 ounces..."