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Creative Announces the TravelSound Notebook 500, Introducing a New Category of Speakers Which Attach Directly to a Notebook PC Screen

TravelSound Notebook 500 Transforms the PC into a Complete Entertainment System

SINGAPORE - January 4, 2005 - Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today introduced an entirely new category of portable speakers with the introduction of the TravelSound 500, which attaches directly to a notebook PC screen. Now anywhere a notebook PC is in use, the TravelSound 500 speaker system can provide MP3 and DVD movie playback with audio quality far superior to integrated notebook audio. Ideal for business or leisure travel, the lightweight, portable TravelSound Notebook 500 speaker system is now available at major retail stores for only US$99.99.
"Creative pioneered several speaker categories, including travel speakers with the TravelSound brand, which today commands the number one market share," said Mala Sharma, director of product marketing for Creative Labs, Inc. "Now we have introduced an entirely new category by introducing a speaker system that attaches right to the notebook PC screen. With the TravelSound Notebook 500, any notebook PC can become a full entertainment system, for great-sounding MP3 music and DVD movies."

Designed to match notebook screens and to eliminate desktop clutter, the sleek, compact TravelSound Notebook 500 weighs at 243 grams. The system's eight-inch length provides excellent audio separation between left and right channels. The TravelSound Notebook 500 features titanium microdrivers for superior audio quality and clarity, when compared to integrated notebook PC audio or speakers with aluminum or paper drivers.

The TravelSound Notebook 500 can be powered through any of three sources: USB cable, universal power adapter, or triple-A batteries, for optimal flexibility for home or travel. A battery-powered TravelSound Notebook 500 offers an industry-leading playback time of more than 30 hours.

Pricing and Availability
The TravelSound Notebook 500 is now available at an estimated price of US$99.99. For more information about the TravelSound line of speakers, visit www.creative.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 ZEN and MuVo portable audio 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 the 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. Sound Blaster and MuVo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand or product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby recognized as such.