While the next generation media war continues to rage and, in doing so, draws from me a weary sigh I’ve begun to appreciate how much I love the settled nature of DVDs and CDs.
Take this gentle announcement from Verbatim: it has become the first company to ship the increasingly popular LightScribe CDs in a variety of colours. See, no backwards compatibility problems, no cutting edge heady pricing, just plain old simple progress.
As you can see from the photo blue, orange, pink, yellow and green LightScribe CDs are on their way and they’ll make it just in time for the Chrimbo holidays – which should put an extra glint into old grannie’s eyes when you present her with that compilation of newly digitised photography from her long and distinguished past (then quietly explain to her that in order to view them she’ll need a computer and a crash course in Bill Gates’ idiosyncratic operating systems).
Still, the LightScribe discs are compatible with all current CD-R, DVD-R and DVD+R standards and with more than 10 per cent of all CD/DVD burners sold having this design technology integrated into them it represents a still growing market in what is the world’s most established media.
Available in packs of 25 and with an RRP of just $19.99, the new Verbatim LightScribe coloured CDs could provide a healthy distraction over the eating, drinking, family bickering and Ben-Hur watching season also known as Christmas.