PortaWriter - Burn your CD directly from memory cards

I just posted the article PortaWriter - Burn your CD directly from memory cards.

 Crabbyappleton used our news submit to tell us about a product called  the Ranger PortaWriter. No need to boot up your laptop on vacation if you need  to empty your memory card; you can burn...
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great. now all we need is a portable cd player that will rip CDs to a memory card

This cannot run from batterys?

The page implies that it is powered by their “Universal Power Adapter” which is 12V at 2A. That’s a bit hefty for most batteries (except maybe a car battery or a nice Li-Ion).

why didnt they just go ahead & make it an mp3 cdr player & have it play vcd’s since it already has video out? i think it would be a more attractive product for the $ that way…

could this thing look any uglier?!?!?