ZEN Vision:M was added to Creative's popular ZEN series of portable audio players. The ZEN Vision:M is a music, photo and video player with a 2.5 large colour screen that displays up to 262,144 colours. .
Creative's ZEN Vision MP3/WMA music, photo and video player won the Best of Show at the DigitalLife 2005 consumer show in New York, beating all other companies' entries to win in the Best Portable Gear category.
Creative introduces the I-Trigue L3800 speaker system, the new top-of-the-line 2.1 speaker system in the award-winning family of I-Trigue speakers for desktop and notebook PCs and MP3 players. Blending beautiful design with advanced audio technology, the I-Trigue L3800 is the first speaker system to include a wireless IR remote to control both the speaker system and a Creative ZEN MP3 player.
Creative announces TravelDock, an innovative new line of portable docking speaker systems for MP3 players with the introduction of the Creative TravelDock ZEN MICRO for ZEN MICRO and ZEN MICROPHOTO and the TravelDock 900.Creative announces the latest addition to its popular line of portable TravelSound® speakers with the introduction of the TravelSound 400. Featuring a sleek, new look and a unique 180-degree swivel design, the TravelSound 400 is specifically designed to give mobile music lovers remarkable audio quality from their MP3 players.
Creative was awarded an U.S. patent for its invention of the user interface for portable media players. The patent, referred to as the "ZEN" Patent, covers the user interface that enables users of portable media players to efficiently and intuitively navigate among and select tracks on the players.
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi received:
- A 10 out of 10 rating from IGN.com - The Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine - The Editor's Choice award from PC Gamer magazine
- The Editor's Choice award from GamePro magazine
- The Editor's Choice award from Computer Games magazine
- The Kick Ass award from Maximum PC magazine
The Creative ZEN VISION received:
- The Best of Show award (Best Portable Gear) category at the DigitalLife consumer show
- The Editor's Choice award from Laptop magazine
- The S&V Approved award from Sound & Vision magazine
- An Excellent rating from CNET.com
Creative announces a major breakthrough in webcam design with the introduction of the Creative WebCam Live! Motion. Featuring MaxView, a combination of motorized Pan 'n Tilt and a ViewPlus 76-degree wide-angle lens, in addition to Smart Face Tracking, the WebCam Live! Motion quietly and smoothly follows user movements during video instant messaging.
For the third consecutive year, Creative wins the Best of CES award for the audio and visual product category at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2005 in Las Vegas with its latest ZEN MICROPHOTO MP3 player.
For a second time, Creative won the "Best of CES" Award for the audio and visual product category at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2004 in Las Vegas with the highly innovative product, the Zen Portable Media Centre. The innovative device, which is jointly developed by Creative and Microsoft, enables easy portability of digital music, video and images.
Creative's innovative Prodikeys computer and music keyboard won the "Best of CES" Award for the home audio product category at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2003 in Las Vegas.
Creative Technology Ltd was ranked second after Singapore Airlines in the Review 200 annual survey on Asia's Leading Companies (Singapore) conducted by the Far Eastern Economic Review. It is the fourth consecutive year that the company garnered the coveted award. It scored high marks in the categories 'high quality services/products, long term vision, innovative in responding to customer needs, and companies that others try to emulate.'
Launched Nomad® Jukebox Zen, the powerful and stylish MP3 player that can store up to 8,000 songs, and yet fit into the pocket. With a gigantic 20 GB capacity hard drive, it can double up as a portable storage device for storing photos, text, videos and other data files.
Creative's manufacturing plant in Malacca, Malaysia, Cubic Electronics Sdn Bhd, was officially opened by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir. It is Creative's largest manufacturing facility worldwide.
Creative completed its acquisition of Nasdaq-listed 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd., the leading workstation graphics company that provides graphics accelerator solutions for professionals in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation markets.
Introduced Sound Blaster® Extigy, the first external Sound Blaster in Creative's history. The Sound Blaster Extigy delivers stunning 24-bit 96kHz multi-channel audio playback and 100dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to the notebook or desktop via the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. It was featured in the "Top Picks of CES" by CNET and ZDNET.
Creative unveiled the PC-CAM 600 in Asia that can take photos at up to 1.3 Megapixels (1280x960). With a genuine XGA CCD sensor, 16MB of memory and an intelligent flash, the PC-CAM 600 boasts the combined features of a portable digital camera, a PC webcam as well as an audio video recorder.
Creative debuted the Inspire Speaker series that bring the audiophile listening experience to the PC. The sleek design offers different speaker configurations and includes Inspire 2.1 Slim 2600 system, featuring a slender new look complimenting flat-panel monitors; the Inspire 4.1 4400 system; the Inspire 2.1 2400 speakers and the flagship Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700 series, a complete 5.1 entertainment speaker system.
Creative expands into the digital camera market by the introduction of the PC-CAM 300, which features an advanced CCD image sensor.
Creative shipped the 100,000th unit of the NOMAD Jukebox digital audio player since its initial shipment in late summer. The full month of PC Data sales reports, from November 2000, reveals that the NOMAD Jukebox was embraced by holiday shoppers, ranking first in that month for overall revenue generated in the digital audio player category.