Buffalo Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new portable, BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRXL-PC6VU2. Available in four glossy colors, this USB-powered drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 4x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. The BRXL-PC6VU2 also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.
The BRXL-PC6VU2 comes with a software bundle from CyberLink that supports BDXL recording as well as Blu-ray 3D playback. While the red color won't be available until June, the black, silver and white versions of the drive are scheduled to ship at the end of May for a suggested retail price of 11,500 Yen ($143US).