Pioneer Japan unveiled its new Ultra Slim DVR-XD08 External DVD Writer. The DVR-XD08 is the company’s first to integrate PURE READ and PowerRead Technology. The External DVD Writer is capable of playing high resolution DVD Video and Audio. Its 18.9mm thickness and the body weight of 360g make it a highly portable device. The Pioneer DVR-XD08 External DVD Writer with a USB 2.0 Interface is expected to be released in early May.