Buffalo Japan Announces Portable 3D Blu-ray Disc Drive

It’s 3D everywhere lately. This time, it’s PC accessory maker Buffalo, which announced [JP] a portable drive for 3D Blu-ray discs today. Just plug the BP3D-PI6U2-BK into your computer via USB to view 3D Blu-ray movies (not that there are many at this point) or other 3D content, provided you have a 3D-enabled PC or display.

The drive writes data on BD-R/RDL6 discs at 6x and on BD-RE/RE DL discs at 2x. The device measures 137×147×20mm and weighs 340g. It’s only compatible to Windows machines (XP/Vista/7).

The BP3D-PI6U2-BK will hit Japanese stores within this month (price: $345). Buffalo sells quite a wide range of hardware in the US as well and given the current 3D hype isn’t Japan only, we can expect to see the drive to retail in other territories at some point in the future, too.