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Creative ZiiSound Dx Wireless Modular Speakers

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

Creative is on a roll. Now the company has announced the availability of the ZiiSound Dx series of pure wireless modular speakers. The ZiiSound Dx series includes the ZiiSound D3x wireless modular speaker, ZiiSound D3x wireless one-piece speaker and ZiiSound DSx wireless subwoofer.

These speakers are sure to sound great and they connect independently to stereo Bluetooth devices like your iPhone, Blackberry, Android smartphone, iPad or Creative ZiiO tablet. The ZiiSound Dx series also uses apt-X audio technology for superior sound.

Creative unveils ZEN M300 portable media player

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

It’s been a while since Creative unveiled a new PMP. And now Creative has announced the new ZEN M300 portable music player. The device features a micro-SD slot and FM radio with Bluetooth support.

The M300 looks pretty stylish and is available in red, black, yellow and white. It comes in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, with a 1.45″ screen and it measures 55 x 44 x 12 mm with feather touch buttons. Looks like a great way to carry your music with you.

Creative WP Series Folding Bluetooth Headphones

Posted in Creative by Reuben Drake on May 5th, 2011

Creative is living up to it’s name as usual, having just announced a new line of headphones named the WP Series, designed specially for mobile phone users who want superior voice quality for calls and the best audio playback for music. It will be arriving in stores this month and during September 2011 as well.

These headphones are Bluetooth compatible and there are three models: the WP-450, WP-350 and WP-250. All can be folded for easy storage and portability, and will deliver about 8 hours of playback and 9 hours of talk time. The Creative WP350 incorporate an invisible microphone and the WP-250 have an in-ear design. The WP350 is £89.99 and will be arriving in May, the other models will arrive in September. The WP450 is £119.99 and the WP250 is £59.99.

Creative Zen Touch 2 hits the FCC

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

Creative has filed for FCC approval for the Zen Touch 2 media player. They needed the certification due to the 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 wireless capabilities of the Android-based device. Other specs include a resistive touchscreen and Android 2.1. The filing confirms that there will be two versions of the player, one with GPS and one without.

Creative hasn’t unveiled any pricing for the US market for the Touch 2 yet, but in the UK, the 8GB version retails for £150 ($231), while the 16GB version retails for £160 ($246).

Creative’s next-gen Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Sound Card can record LPs to Mp3

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2010

Creative has a brand new sound card. The Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Sound Card is the next-gen version of their X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB. It offers nearly the same specs as the 5.1 USB, but with a few improvements. THX TruStudio Pro is on board to enhance audio for the hardcore gamer and movie buffs as well.

There is also an audio input and capture ability along with front-facing headphone jacks of the larger 1/4 inch variety. It also has special RCA inputs for phonograph input. Lastly, the software that’s bundled with it can be used to convert LP’s to FLAC, OGG or MP3 formats.

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless MultiPlay System hits the FCC

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

Creative is one of the big names you think of when it comes to sound and now they have sent this Sound Blaster Wireless MultiPlay system to the FCC, which should consist of a MultiPlay transmitter, a controller, and a wireless receiver.

The design lets you attach the transmitter to your PC, install the Creative Music Server software, and control the audio system with the receiver plugged into it using the controller. The audio can also be streamed to Creative’s existing wireless speakers or headphones and will accept up to four devices. Creative sees this as a multi-room solution, to control specific zones of music through your house.

Creative launches T12 Wireless Speaker System in Singapore

Posted in Creative by Shane McGlaun on September 2nd, 2010

Creative has been unveiling several new wireless speakers systems over the last week or so. The latest offering from Creative will land this month in Singapore and should make its way stateside eventually. The speaker system is called the Creative T12 Wireless Speaker System.

The new speaker system is a 2.0 system and is compatible with all Bluetooth devices including the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone. The system can also pair to other iPods with an optional transmitter or to notebooks with another optional transmitter.


Creative rocks out with its rock out

Posted in Creative by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Creative has been around for a long time and I first knew them as the company that made sound cards for gaming PCs and other computers. Today Creative has all sorts of gear from MP3 players to speakers and still makes those sound cards too.

Creative has announced a new speaker for outdoor use called the Sound Blaster Wireless Rock. The speaker is one of those outside jobs that looks like a granite stone sitting there. It gets power from a lithium ion battery pack that is removable for charging.

Creative launches D200 and D100 wireless speaker systems

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Creative is launching two new wireless speaker systems, the D200 and D100. The Creative D200 claims to have the same “sonic soul” as their ZiiSound D5, but at a lower price and will give you 9 watts RMS over each channel.

The Creative D100 is the entry level model and comes in a wide range of colors, like black, pink, green and blue. It has both mains power and the option of batteries using 4x AA. Creative says that it will give you 40 hours at 75% volume. The D100 offers 2 watts RMS over each channel.

Creative introduces ZEN X-Fi Style Media Players

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2010

If you’re looking for a media player that is an Apple alternative, why not check out the Creative ZEN X-Fi Style and Creative ZEN Style series. But don’t expect new specs, these are identical to existing models, they just have a new look.

The Creative ZEN X-Fi Style is available right now for pre-order and will be available on April 14th with prices from $79.99 to $169.99. The Creative ZEN Style series will cost you $49.99 to $79.99, depending on storage capacity.

Creative ZiiLABS ZMS-08 chip to bring Flash, HD video to netbooks

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

Creative ZiiLABS ZMS-08 chip to bring Flash, HD video to netbooksLooks like Creative will upgrade its ZMS-05 processor to a next-gen version called the ZMS-08. The new system-on-a-chip is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex-8 processor, with support for 1080p H.264 video playback, OpenGL ES 2.0 and Flash acceleration.

It will find it’s way into portable media players and offers “low power, high performance” to devices like netbooks, web tablets, TVs, etc. The chip is supported by ZiiLABS’ version of Google Android and the company’s Plaszma operating system. Shipping is expected in early 2010.


Creative unveils plans for Zii MediaBook

Posted in Creative by Shane McGlaun on November 2nd, 2009

creativeziimediabook-sgThe eBook market is quickly getting as hot as the netbook market with new eReader coming to market all the time. Over the last few weeks, the Kindle has had its price cut and Barnes & Noble has announced the Nook. Today Creative has announced plans to bring its Zii MediaBook to market.

The MediaBook will be a touch screen device with a color screen that offers much more media functionality than existing products reports Creative. The MediaBook will let users surf the net, access Twitter, and Facebook.

Creative Zii MediaBook with eBook and PMP features

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2009

Creative Zii MediaBook with eBook and PMP featuresWe don’t have many details, but what we do know that Creative has been busy developing a “MediaBook” that aims to combine video, pictures and text into an eBook form factor. The company is talking with publishers, primarily in Singapore, where they already have several e-learning initiatives.

Thanks to Engadget we have a nice blurry pic of the Creative UI, but that’s about it. There’s a touchscreen, making it different than an ebook like the Kindle and similar to the Nook.

Second Generation Creative Vado HD Pocket Camcorder

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2009

Second Generation Creative Vado HD Pocket CamcorderYou can now pre-order the second generation Vado HD pocket camcorder from Creative. It comes with new Vado Central for Mac OS X that offers video transferring and direct to iMovie importing of your Vado videos. The new Vado Central will be available for download in early September and yes, it is compatible with previous Vado and Vado HD models.

The new Vado HDs come in 4GB and 8GB models. You’ll get up to 60 minutes of video for the 4GB and up to 120 minutes of video on the 8 GB model. It’s available in two color combinations, a 4GB glossy white with green and an 8GB glossy black with red. The 4GB model is $179.99, while the 8GB model retails for $199.99.

Creative debuts Android-powered Zii EGG for developers

Posted in Creative by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

Creative debuts Android-powered Zii EGG for developersCreative has launched a hardware and software platform called Plaszma which allows developers to simultaneously develop for Plaszma and Android. The Zii EGG was developed to compete with the iPod touch and will deliver an energy efficient device with the following specs:

1080p output, 3.5″ touchscreen display at 320 x 480 resolution, 16 million colors LCD, Capacitive 10-Point Multi-Gesture Touchscreen Display, Text-to-Speech Engine, SDHC memory card slot, 32GB internal memory, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS receiver and Creative X-Fi audio processing.