Logitec (not to be confused with Logitech), is releasing a new series of compact external DVD writer drives, under the LDR-PME8U2V series. Included under this, are red and black colored variants. The unit measures 136.5×143×19.2 mm, weighing around 300 g. Single-layer DVD±R and DVD+RW discs are written at 8x and double-layer discs at 6x. The drive uses just a single USB 2.0 cable for both data and power. It is scheduled to release in Japan soon, priced at ¥9,600 (US $116).