Bill, a jkOTR reader and UMPC owner, tipped us off on Plextor’s newest external DVD burner. The PX-608CU is just .0.6 inches high and weighs a scant 8.8 ounces, making it a nice gadget bag must-have. No need to carry an extra power supply since the PX-608CU is powered by the computing device it’s connected to via a speedy USB 2.0 cable. No battery requirement helps reduce the weight; by comparison, my Toshiba external optical drive has a rechargeable battery that adds some extra bulk and weight making the PC-608CU an attractive companion for a UMPC or notebook. Watch for Plextor to make this lightweight burner available within the next 6 to 8 weeks. Thanks Bill!