SINGAPORE - 17 September 2008 - Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced the new Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook sound card, designed to make all of your iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and MP3 music, movies and games on your notebook PC sound better. It fits easily into the ExpressCard slot to upgrade the latest notebook PCs to premium sound systems with award-winning X-Fi audio technology.
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook when combined with the Creative Wireless Receiver frees you from having to directly connect your notebook PC to your speakers. Just relax on your couch with your notebook PC and listen to your music, play a game or watch a movie while the audio plays wirelessly through the Creative Wireless Receiver connected to powered speakers in any room of your home. You can place up to four speaker systems with Creative Wireless Receivers up to 30m away from your notebook and your audio will play wirelessly with no delays or dropouts, without requiring a wireless network. You can also set up individual zones to control playback independently in specific rooms.
“The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook and Creative Wireless Receiver were designed to dramatically improve the sound quality of all of the music, movies and games on your notebook PC and play it wirelessly anywhere in your home. This allows you to put your speaker systems where you want them without having them tied to your laptop and stuck on your desk,” said Steve Erickson, Vice President and General Manager of Audio for Creative Labs Inc.
Creative's award-winning X-Fi audio technology provides significant benefits to any audio listening experience. For music, Creative X-Fi Crystalizer® technology utilises audio algorithms to selectively restore the highs and lows from instruments and vocals that were damaged or diminished during the iTunes, MP3, game audio or other compression processes.
For PC gaming, Creative X-Fi CMSS®-3D technology provides a compelling surround sound experience for headphones so gamers can hear the precise position of their opponents even when they cannot see them. The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook also features Creative's EAX® ADVANCED HD™ audio technology, for stunning positional audio realism in today's hottest games.
For movies, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook card includes a free download of PowerDVD software with full DTS and Dolby Digital decoding support. Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D technology provides virtual surround sound through stereo speakers or headphones for an immersive cinematic movie audio experience.
Pricing and Availability
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook and the Creative Wireless Receiver (which includes a remote control) will be sold together at The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and International Business Park, the online store at sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore at a suggested retail price of S$269.00 from end October 2008 onwards.
For more information about the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook and the Creative Wireless Receiver, please visit www.asia.creative.com.
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Creative 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 ZEN® MP3 players. 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 Asia Pacific. 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. X-Fi, X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi CMSS-3D, EAX, Sound Blaster and ZEN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.