Reviews and Problems with Kanguru QS Slim U2-DVDRW-SL
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3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Worked as soon as I hooked it up. Its small size makes it easy to stash in a backpack for use on the road or just away from home. Like how it does not require to be hooked up to an electric outlet. Like how the USB cord fits inside a side pocket. My only complaint is that the USB cord is short. Had to by an adapter in order to connect it to a longer USB cord so I could easily hook it up to my desktop PC where it was convenient and out of the way.
Excerpt: This is really junk. I am sorry to say, I am usually not that theatrical. I bought this not so much for the low price, but for the small size. I wish, however I never did buy it, since I tried it with many different DVD disks, and it did not play a good number of them. I thought I did not have the proper player software. I tried all different ones, that would work with al other DVD drives I have. Then I thought I was just out of luck, ad I got a "fluke".
Excerpt: I have an ultrabook with no dvd drive so I was looking for something light and easy to use. This one fit the bill. easy to attach to my laptop and see dvds. Haven't installed the "burn" function yet as I don't need it, but you can also burn your own cds with this drive.
Doesn't work on Macs (as opposed to what was advertised)
JEANNHENRIETTE M., Newegg
13 July 2012
Summary: I am on Mac OS 10.6, a 2011 MacBook Pro.
Pros: Compact Pull-out USB cord hidden inside for storage
Cons: It said it would work for Macs, but I tried many times, and it would not allow me to write to discs. I tried both using the OS's method of burning to a DVD and Roxio Toast. Time and time again, it would freeze. It also seemed flimsy when putting the tray back in. It seemed to not fit or be aligned, and then wouldn't close. I am returning this model for sure.
Pros: Doesn't require and external power source from a plugin. Very small and wis very quiet. I haven't had any problems with it since starting to use the drive. The tuck-away cord is a nie feature.
Cons: Although it doesn't require an external power source, it does require that both USB connections be utilized. You will do yourself a favor if you were to use an extension cord for the tuck-away due to the length.
Summary: I've had this wonderful little burner to accompany my new Alienware laptop for about a week now and have burned tons of CDs and DVDs with it already. The retractable cable is very nice! you dont have to worry about lugging another cable along, unless you have an underpowered USB port. The only thing worth noting about this drive is that when you go to press the CD drive in, it sometimes catches on the sides and top.
Pros: Very compact, built solid, USB retractable cable is wonderful, and burns very fast.