Buffalo Japan released its newest ultra-compact, portable DVD writer, the DVSM-PS58U2/S-BK. The Slim DVD writer in a package design with the pop-out disc tray makes way for an even more compact slot-in design, and a single-wire USB 2.0 interface. The drive draws both power and connectivity from the USB line. It measures 142 x 137 mm, with a thickness of 20 mm, while weighing 340 g. The unit has a piano-black finish. Write speeds include 8x for DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+RW, 6x for double-layer DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, and 24x for CD-R/CD-RW. It will be released to the Japanese market in mid-May, and will be priced at ¥11,500 (around US $120).