MILPITAS, Calif. - February 13, 2001
- Creative (Nasdaq: CREAF), the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the personal computer and the Internet, today announced its award-winning NOMAD Jukebox portable digital audio player will be offered as a built-to-order option on select customizable PCs from Hewlett-Packard Company. This is the first time Creative's NOMAD Jukebox is being made available in a PC bundle by an OEM.
Creative's NOMAD II portable digital audio player, as well as its Sound Blaster Live! Value sound card and Cambridge SoundWorks FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital speakers, will also be offered in select build-to-order HP Pavilion PCs.
"PC and audio enthusiasts want the best audio experience on their PCs, and they want that experience to be portable, manageable and fun," said John Troutman, vice president & general manager of Creative Labs, Inc. Malvern. "HP's customizable PCs combined with Creative's digital entertainment solutions exceed consumers' expectations by delivering the highest quality at an affordable price."
The NOMAD Jukebox has garnered tremendous critical acclaim, including the "Product of the Year" award from etown.com, CNET "Editor's Choice" award and the prestigious "Gadget of the Month" award from PC Magazine. The NOMAD Jukebox is a lightweight (14oz.) digital audio player, which is the size of a portable CD player, featuring a line-in for analog recording from external sources and dual line-out connections for immersive surround sound. Unlike other hardware-based solutions, the NOMAD Jukebox also includes an onboard real-time digital signal processor (DSP) for superior audio playback, EAX technology and customization. A Headphone-Out jack supports headphone spatialization and equalizer effects. This firmware upgradeable portable digital audio player supports multiple formats including MP3, WMA and WAV file formats. The NOMAD Jukebox also supports downloadable features including new effects algorithms, new compression standards, security features, and auto playlist generators and other personal storage capabilities.
This announcement relates to products launched in the United States of America. The product names, contents, prices and availability are subject to change and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.
The Creative logo, Sound Blaster and Blaster are registered trademarks and Live! and EAX are trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Cambridge SoundWorks is a registered trademark and FourPointSurround is a trademark of Cambridge SoundWorks, Inc. in the Unites States and/or other countries. NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used by Creative Technology Ltd. and/or its affiliates under license. All other products mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized as such. Hewlett-Packard and Pavilion are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.