Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Is there any good reason to use mini-cdr's?

Old 09-07-02, 09:08 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,774
Is there any good reason to use mini-cdr's?

??
gusamo is offline  
Old 09-07-02, 09:14 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,497
they draw attention and fit in a business card holder

negative reasons - less space, costs more
twikoff is offline  
Old 09-07-02, 10:01 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: In my Home Theater- Foley, AL
Posts: 3,503
I bought some just because they were cool looking & I needed to reach a certain $$ level in order to utilize a coupon. I have yet to use them, nor do I have a plan for them as of yet!

Stimulating the economy is the only excuse I have for this purchase!

Sonicflood is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 12:03 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: looking for mangos in the jungle
Posts: 4,065
i use them to send my portfolio or sample flash files to potential clients. other than that i don't think i ever use them for anything.
monkeyboy is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 01:46 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Michael T Hudson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Formerly known as "BigDaddy"/Austin, TX
Posts: 11,362
The only thing I could think of is the Sony Digital camera that uses them as storage.
Michael T Hudson is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 02:51 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: LA
Posts: 1,388
One problem with them is that you can't load them into a slot loading CD drive...
UWSarge is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 03:40 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Spring Hell, Florida
Posts: 4,609
But they are sooooo cute!
tygloalex is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 10:30 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
flair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,294
Originally posted by UWSarge
One problem with them is that you can't load them into a slot loading CD drive...

3" cds work fine in my car stereo, actually ive never had a problem getting them to work anywhere.

I know of people that use them for releasing an EP for there band, it cuts down on packaging costs, and plus theyre so cute
flair is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 10:31 PM
  #9  
Needs to provide a working email
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Formerly known as Darrin Garrison
Posts: 3,321
The main reason is, to me, the cool factor.

Also, though, more smuggleable if you have such a need. Get a credit card one, stick it in your shoe.
Darren Garrison is offline  
Old 09-08-02, 11:43 PM
  #10  
Stealth Moderator
 
namja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: High Definition
Posts: 24,970
For guys: it's cool.

For girls: it's cute.
namja is offline  
Old 09-09-02, 06:06 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,558
I don't use them regularly, but I have a 3" CDRW that's handy for carrying a few essential files with you. Usually I'll rip an album and bring it to work this way. Or put a couple of trailers and watch them during the day.
Amator is offline  
Old 09-09-02, 09:13 AM
  #12  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 6,733
I see no good reason to use these miniture, overpriced CD-R's.
icondude is offline  
Old 09-09-02, 09:18 AM
  #13  
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 8,205
I would only use these if I had a device that required them. I've seen some Sony cameras that use them, and while I don't see that as being quite as dumb as using a 3.5" floppy, it still seems pretty dumb. If I wanted a smaller size mp3 player that uses CDs, I'd consider one that uses these.
AndyCapps is offline  
Old 09-09-02, 05:01 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 645
I'll go along with Hari - I use them to transfer stuff back & forth between work & home, or around town. It's rare that the files are large enough that I need a full CD, so a 3" re-writeable lets me just throw it in a shirt pocket & not worry about it.
Dirk is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.