LaCie has introduced a new look portable DVD±RW drive that also includes a refreshed software bundle.

Designed by UK-based industrial designer Sam Hecht, the LaCie portable DVD±RW drive comes in a new sleek black design, which the makers promise is light and small enough, less than an inch tall and weighing under a pound, to be easily portable.

Mac users get Toast 9 Basic from Roxio, while PC users get Creator Suite 10 also from Roxio bundled with the portable drive.

The LaCie portable DVD±RW drive is also equipped with LightScribe, technology that allows you to burn silkscreen-quality labels directly onto CDs and DVDs with a laser instead of a printer.

The LaCie portable DVD±RW drive costs £56.51 plus VAT and is available from stores and online.