log in | register | forums
Show:
Go:
Forums
Username:

Password:

User accounts
Register new account
Forgot password
Forum stats
List of members
Search the forums

Advanced search
Recent discussions
- Geminus (Gen:8)
- A new monitor for my RISC OS and Mac systems (News:1)
- May news round-up (News:)
- How likely is it that... (PP:2)
- NetSurf or Iconbar? (Site:1)
- GDPR and RISC OS (News:1)
- Power Switching a RaspberryPi (News:1)
- Drag'n'Drop Spring 2018 edition released (News:)
- Messenger Pro reaches release 8 (News:)
- RPCEmu 0.9.0 (Gen:2)
Related articles
- Show! There's a show! Show happening! [updated^2]
- R-Comp prepare for Wakefield [updated]
- Wakefield Show - Saturday report [updated]
- RiscStation offer VRPC laptop
- Wakey Wakey, it's show time again!
- 50,000 shares, Iyonix Select and a Belated Happy Birthday
- R-Comp Interactive go to Extremes
- A6 A75
- A6 A6+
- Wakefield Theatre Program Revealed
Latest postings RSS Feeds
RSS 2.0 | 1.0 | 0.9
Atom 0.3
Misc RDF | CDF
Site Search
 
Article archives
The Icon Bar: News and features: USB DVD Drive
 

USB DVD Drive

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 18:37, 12/5/2005 | , , , , , , ,
 
Stuart Tyrrell Developments have released a compact external CD/DVD drive for use with Risc PC, A7000, VirtualAcorn based machines and standard PCs.

The device is a little bigger than a CD case, and is ideal for users who want a simple to set up, portable solution aswell as machines such as the A7000 where there is a trade off between podules and optical drives.

This product that STD calls "cute" is supplied with drivers for Unipod and the Simtec USB cards, a USB cable and a UK power supply at UKP79.75 (UKP99 including VAT and carriage) and will be available at next weekends Wakefield Show.

Link:
Press release

 

  USB DVD Drive
  mfraz (14:03 13/5/2005)
  rich (15:38 13/5/2005)
    Q (15:51 16/5/2005)
      Q (15:57 16/5/2005)
 
Mark Fraser Message #93510, posted by mfraz at 14:03, 13/5/2005
Member
Posts: 5
The website
http://www.stdevel.co.uk/products/usbdvd.html doesn't currently exist. Any ideas what USB class the DVD drive is?
  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 
Richard Goodwin Message #93511, posted by rich at 15:38, 13/5/2005, in reply to message #93510
Rich
Webmaster
The Icon Bar

Posts: 6766
Not sure about the latter, but I've asked about the former and it's because they're still waiting for photographs of the device. That's why I pulled the link this morning and put the press release in it's place (well, it's still there, for the staff to de-comment later :) ).

See, we check our sources, unlike Wired... :D

  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 
John Cartmell Message #93512, posted by Q at 15:51, 16/5/2005, in reply to message #93511
Member
Posts: 37
There is a picture in the current issue of Qercus. If STD are busy in the run-up to Wakefield it's not surprising that photographing the drive is not high priority - after all the problems we had in getting a decent picture we were tempted to not call it cute! But it is cute to use and even our photographer has taken to asking for the 'snazzy drive' for use with everything.
  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 
John Cartmell Message #93513, posted by Q at 15:57, 16/5/2005, in reply to message #93512
Member
Posts: 37
There is a picture in the current issue of Qercus. If STD are busy in the run-up to Wakefield it's not surprising that photographing the drive is not high priority - after all the problems we had in getting a decent picture we were tempted to not call it cute! But it is cute to use and even our photographer has taken to asking for the 'snazzy drive' for use with everything.
  ^[ Log in to reply ]
 

The Icon Bar: News and features: USB DVD Drive