Freecom had an impressive booth in Cebit 2001 among
with new interesting models...
Freecom Traveller II CDR-W/DVD combo
The new drive supports 8x writing, 4x re-writing,
24x reading (CD) and 8x reading (DVD). Freecom follows the Multi Connect System
so you can easily connect to USB, FireWire/ i. LINK, CardBus, PCMCIA and Parallel
Port (and soon USB-2) and comes in 2 colours (dark blue and grey). The attached
CDR software comes from Roxio (Ez CD Creator for PC, Toast for MAX) and for
DVD playback the famous "PowerDVD". The new, pluggable power module
provides up to 6 hours of power for all second generation Traveller drives when
used on the go. The integrated power management system regulates the power supply
and recharging processes. The external mains adaptor, the PCMCIA or CardBus
connection cables also supply power to the unit.
- Freecom Portable II CDR-W
presented in Cebit their new line of portable recorders. The specification of
the drive differs from the interface, which is used. For example with USB connection
you have a 4/4/24 CDR-W, with PCMCIA you can have an 8/4/32 and with FireWire/USB
2.0 a 12/10/32 enabled with BURN-Proof anti-coaster technology. The Portable
series includes CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD and CD-RW/DVD combination drive. Power is
supplied via the mains adaptor, which is delivered as standard. All drives in
the series include the appropriate connecting cables - all CD-RW drives come
with the Roxio EASY CD Creator and Direct CD for PC recording software and Roxio
Toast software for Macintosh in the USB and FireWire package as standard. Mixman
music software from Steinberg has been included for all recorders.
- Freecom Beatman
Another portable MP3 player?..Not exactly:
introduces the Freecom Beatman Mini CD/MP3 player, the first of its kind. It
is small size, hardly bigger than the Mini CD medium itself, and it is low weight
make it the perfect music device to carry with you. The Freecom Beatman meets
all standards you can expect from a portable CD/MP3 player. The high-quality
technology and the 40-seconds anti-shock mechanism ensure continuous trouble
free playing. You won't miss a beat!
Create your own mini CD-R
1. Download music files from the internet or convert your CDs into compressed
2. Burn up to 210 minutes of music on one Mini CD-R- with your CD writer.
3. Play your music on your beatman and exchange your songs with friends..."
idea behind the new Mp3 player is very nice. The 8cm media costs around 1.5-1.8$
which is much lower than what flash memory cards cost. Also the BeatMan player
price is around 135$ and we must admit that it looks wonderful!
The 8cm Freecom sample media comes from Ritek and
can be written in all CDR-W drives (did have you had noticed the smaller inner
circle in your CDR-W drive tray?). The maximum overburn time is around 21.15min
and 8cm RW media will be also out (not sure if the Freecom BeatMan will support
ATIP: 97m 31s 07f
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Assumed Dye type: Phthalocyanine (Type 7)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 186.47MB (21m 15s 00f / LBA: 95475)