MILPITAS, Calif. - April 5, 2004 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment solutions for PC users, today introduced an entirely new achievement in size and substance to its award-winning family of portable audio players. Catering to the individual who appreciates rich features combined with ultimate portability and style, the Creative MuVo® Slim 256MB dresses for success at a slim 0.3" thick, yet this player's true genius lies in its exceptional audio quality and top-shelf performance capabilities. The MuVo Slim, with built in FM radio and recorder, becomes available for online sale today at www.creative.com for US$199.99.
No taller or wider than a credit card, the MuVo Slim fits easily in a shirt or suit pocket, briefcase, or any size of purse to carry for business or social occasions. Equally at home in the boardroom or as a travelling companion, the MuVo Slim includes an elegant black folding case that protects the player while enhancing its style statement. Initially available in sophisticated-looking silver and black, the MuVo Slim will be offered in a variety of colors to match different style and fashion tastes by summer of this year.
Featuring a built-in microphone, the MuVo Slim complements the consummate professional by capturing up to 16 hours of important dictations, conversations and reminders, while safeguarding clever ideas before they're forgotten. Supremely versatile as a business tool, the MuVo Slim carries more data than 175 floppy disks, for transport of company slide presentations, digital images or voice and music files.
The Creative MuVo Slim features an FM radio with 32 presets, plus FM recording capabilities to record favorite radio shows or songs. The player's removable battery is rechargeable via the player's USB connection, to provide up to 17 hours of continuous playtime.
As a super-sleek portable audio player, the MuVo Slim carries up to eight hours of WMA files at 64kbps or up to four hours of MP3 music with its 256MB of memory built into its durable, solid-state construction. With super-fast USB 2.0 connectivity and simple drag-and-drop transfer without software, the MuVo Slim accepts music files as quickly as a song per second. Crystal-clear music playback at 90dB SNR can be customized with a five-band graphic equalizer with four equalization presets, in addition to included environmental settings of pop, rock, jazz or classical.
With a brilliant blue backlit LCD to illustrate file information and enhance visibility, music and voice files are accessed with a simple scroll through folders, playlists or songs for enjoyment in Play, Shuffle or Resume mode. Together with built-in support for Windows Media Player 9 Series and WMA, the Creative MuVo Slim offers maximum compatibility with a wide range of popular music services, including Best Buy MusicNow, Buy Music, Musicmatch and Napster.
To enable different corporations to leave a lasting professional impression with key customers and top-performing team members, the MuVo Slim can be customized as a corporate gift with capacities of up to 1GB. A tailor-made Creative MuVo Slim can exceed even the most discriminating tastes, providing customized boot-up screen content, silkscreened company logos and a variety of different color choices.
High-quality neodymium earphones are included with the MuVo Slim, and although the player does not require software to transfer files, the player includes Creative MediaSource music management software. MediaSource is an easy-to-use application for ripping CDs, organizing entire digital music collections, and easily transferring MP3 and WMA files.
The Creative MuVo Slim is available for online order this week at www.creative.com. For more information about Creative portable audio players, please visit www.nomadworld.com.
About Creative : Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed NOMAD® Jukebox. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere.
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This announcement relates to products launched in the United States. The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Creative, MediaSource, MuVo, and Sound Blaster are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and other countries. NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used under license.