The Buffalo BR-PX68U2-BK Blu-Ray Player has just went on sale in Japan and offers some great multimedia capabilities, not to mention a very respectable price point.
The compact writer (137mm x 142mm x 20mm) is a relatively lightweight 340 grams and features a USB 2.0 drive with a ton of file support which includes: write speeds of up to 6x for BD-R, 4x for BD-R DL, 2x for BD-RE SL/DL, 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 4x for DVD-RW/+RW DL, 24x for CD-R and 10x for CD-RW.
The Buffalo drive will be available at retailers throughout Japan in November at a very manageable cost of 31,000 Yen (approx. $340). [TechFresh]