I-O Data Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing a new external 3D-enabled Blu-ray Disc writer. The USB 2.0 equipped BRD-U8S is capable of 8x BD-R, 8x 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 8x. Using an optional USB cable, the drive can also be connected to one of JVC's Everio HD camcorders so that video can be transferred directly to Blu-ray Disc.

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The BRD-U8S comes bundled with WinDVD BD3D as well as Nero 9 Essentials and are expected to cost 18,900 Yen ($234US) when it hits stores in early June.