Plextor's PlexEasy backs up your photos, phone and tablet without a computer

It was first announced in Europe just about a month ago, but Pextor's PlexEasy stand-alone DVD burner is finally hitting the market. The drive backs up data to CDs and DVDs directly from a variety of sources -- including SD cards, cameras, smartphones or tablets over USB. While it's made to be used without a PC it can be connected to one and draw it's power from your computer's USB ports. Despite Plextor touting its release here at CES we couldn't actually track down any info about pricing, but we'll make sure to update this post as soon as we do. Check out the complete PR after the break.

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New DVD/CD Burner Backs Up Smartphones, Tablets, Cameras-No Computer Required

Fremont, CA, January 11, 2012– Plextor (, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media and storage equipment, announces the release of their new PlexEasy External DVD/CD Burner at 2012 CES in Las Vegas. The PlexEasy is a versatile stand-alone optical storage device with a host of special features.

PlexEasy is a compact 8X DVD/CD Writer with a built-in SD/MMC card reader and a USB connector. It has the ability to connect directly to a wide variety of devices including both mass storage devices and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) devices such cameras, smartphones, tablets, and camcorders. And no computer is required.

Now for the first time, users can burn photos directly from a camera (point-and-shoot or DSLR) or smartphone (iOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.) without going near a computer or learning a complicated software package. It's now a three-step process: 1) connect the device, 2) insert a disc, and 3) press a button to burn a backup.

PlexEasy's compatibility with mass storage devices enables the connection of MP3 players, flash drives, and external hard disks. Users can transfer videos, music, or other data from a device to a DVD/CD disc or from an SD card to an external storage device. By navigating the unit's intuitive menu, users can also duplicate data quickly and easily.

Incorporating Plextor's prestigious optical drive technology, the device can be connected to a PC if that's the preferred option. It then offers the full functionality of a high-end external DVD burner with support for all types of CDs and DVDs.

PlexEasy is slim and lightweight resulting in ultimate portability. PlexEasy is an ideal solution for both professionals and casual users. It's about saving time, working efficiently, and carrying less hardware to get the job done.

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About Plextor

Plextor LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers and enterprises. In 1990, Plextor established a U.S. operation in the Silicon Valley with a dedicated sales force for serving North and South America. Since then, the Plextor brand has been continually recognized as producing high-quality products and has received numerous awards for its optical drives. Plextor will continue to deliver generations of award-winning products, including CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, and Blu-ray optical disk drives, solid state drives, digital video converters and multimedia products. The Plextor brand of storage and multimedia products is owned by Shinano Kenshi in Japan.