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Creative launches new media devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2010 13:37 User comments (3)

Creative launches new media devices Creative has announced the launch of a few new media devices today, the Zen X-Fi Style and the Zen Style series.
"In line with the upcoming Pure Audio Campaign where Creative is set to deliver pure sounding high performance speakers and premium noise isolation earphones, we are pleased to unveil the ZEN X-Fi Style and the ZEN Style series - the embodiment of the purest-sounding music on-the-go experience on the market," says Joseph Liow, Vice President for Personal Digital Entertainment Products at Creative.


ZEN X-Fi Style:


* Bright 2.4-inch TFT display
* X-Fi technology for crystal clear music
* Video Out in X-Fi audio quality for watching movies on the TV
* Lossless audio support (FLAC)
* Up to 25 hours of audio playback, up to 5 hours video
* FM radio, alarm clock, calendar and voice recorder
* 8GB, 16GB & 32GB capacities
* Built-in speaker for music sharing
* Playback for downloaded RSS feeds
* Available in black and white for the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models. Also available in red for the 8GB and 16GB models exclusively at www.creative.com/shop


Zen Style:


* Bright, full colour 1.8-inch TFT display
* Up to 32 hours of music playback from a single charge (@128kbps MP3)
* 4GB, 8GB & 16GB capacities
* Built-in speaker for music sharing and FM radio (Only with Creative ZEN Style 300)
* Alarm clock, calendar and voice recorder
* Available in black (Creative ZEN Style 300). Available in black for the 4GB model and in black, white and blue for the 8GB and 16GB models (Creative ZEN Style 100)


The models will go on sale later this month, with the X-Fi Style selling for $160 (8GB), $200 (16GB), $250 (32GB). The Zen Style sells for $109 (4GB), $139 (8GB) and $179.00 (16GB).

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3 user comments

19.4.2010 16:38

Instead of coming out with new items, why don't they first fix what they sell for Win 7! I have the Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality and although I can get the drivers, they do not have a program update for their console to run in WIN 7, 64 bit. After e-mailing them, their response was "they do not have anything at this time, please check back in the future". After spending good money for this sound card, I find it pretty lame for a company to treat their customers in this fashion. I for one am soured on Creative as a company and will move to another manufacturer for my future sound needs.

210.4.2010 2:37

'Built in speaker for music sharing'...I smell a riaa lawsuit.

310.4.2010 8:56

WTF? No expansion slot for MicroSD? Sansa has it on most of their MP3 players, so why not Creative? Doesn't make sense to me. To me, a MP3 player needs at least an expansion slot/FM radio and decent battery life for me to buy it, but I understand if others in Afterdawnland don't agree.

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