Pioneer has built a new Blu-ray drive called the BDR-XU02JM. The device is a sleek external and portable Blu-ray drive targeted at Ultrabook and MacBook owners. It is also a slot loading device.
The unit is a Blu-ray burner, which can burn both single and dual layer Blu-ray discs at 6x speed, and triple and quadruple layer discs at 4x speed. Double and triple layer BD-RE discs can be burned at 2x speeds. The unit can obviously also burn CDs and DVDs at speeds of 24x and 8x, respectively.
The unit is powered and run by USB 2.0.
There is no word on pricing yet, but the BDR-XU02JM will be released into the Japanese market this month, with worldwide availability shortly thereafter.