Buffalo Japan recently announced its new portable, BDXL compatible Blu-ray Disc writer, the BRXL-PC6VU2-C. Available in four glossy colors, this USB-powered drive is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x 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-C 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-C features an LED indicator that shows whether or not it is getting enough power as well as a second USB cable to "boost" the power to the required levels. The drive also ships with a software bundle from CyberLink that supports BDXL recording as well as Blu-ray 3D playback. The BRXL-PC6VU2-C is scheduled to ship in early September and is expected to retail for about 10,920 Yen ($112US).