We can’t believe we’re saying this but burners are still a thing. Some millennials may not be familiar with it. Ask what a CD burner is and they may probably just stare at you. Honestly, we haven’t used one in over a decade since USB flashdrives became more common. Well, even those thumbdrives are no longer widely used because there’s email and the cloud. But for some people, there’s still a need for such and so Pioneer is introducing a pair of external Blu-ray burners that can rip CDs straight to a smartphone.
Directly on your Android phone and without having to connect to a PC, you can burn CDs by simply attaching a USB-cable from the burner to the mobile device. Pioneer will start selling the BDR-XD07(BK/R/W) and BDR-XD07J-UHD with an USB-C adapter and a regular USB cable as part of a bundle.
The system works with the Pioneer Stellanova app. You can even play audio CD using the Blu-ray burner on your phone. The ripped audio tracks will be recognized automatically. Between the two models, the BDR-XD07J-UHD can support Ultra HD Blu-ray.
The BDR-XD07 costs $120 (13,500 yen) while the BDR-XD07J-UHD is $155 (17,500 yen). They will be ready in Japan first but we’ve got no information if and when the items will be available in the international market.
December 8, 2017 at 05:01AM