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Creative Unleashes High Performance Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset

The Only Professional Gaming Headset Jointly-Developed with World Champion PC Gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel

SINGAPORE - May 24, 2006 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today introduced the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset. Jointly-designed by Creative and world champion PC gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the new Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset was recently featured in the Fatal1ty Shootout at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (e3), which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 10-13.

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset
As the only gaming headset jointly-developed with Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset delivers accurate, positional in-game audio which not only elevates the prowess of champion gamers, but also help gaming enthusiasts improve their gaming as well. Its key features include:

  • Large, 40mm drivers powered by strong Neodymium magnets capable of reproducing any audio cues ranging from deep explosions to shattering glass with deadly accuracy;
  • Military grade microphone on a Pro-Flex Boom with active noise-canceling technology clearly transmits commands;
  • Lightweight headset features generous padding on both the earphones and headband for total comfort, even during extended battles;
  • Inline volume and mute controls let you quickly adjust the volume level of your game play or mute the microphone for private conversations;
  • TrueWire™ Cabling offers a generous 8-foot (2.4m) cable made from high purity Oxygen-Free Copper wires with a gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) minijack connector provide distortion-free signal transmission.

Pricing and Availability
The Creative Professional Series Gaming Headset will be available this month at retail stores in Singapore for US$129.99. For more information, please visit www.asia.creative.com.

Other Creative Fatal1ty Branded Products
Creative has also released the Creative Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse - the gaming mouse co-developed with Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel for competitive gaming in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2006 in Las Vegas, and the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Laser Mouse in May at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (e3) at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. For more information, please visit www.asia.creative.com.

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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.

About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan first got involved in professional PC gaming tournaments when he heard about CPL's Frag3 Tournament that took place in October 1999. Capturing third place there, he was invited to represent the USA in Stockholm two weeks later where he won undefeated, winning all 18 maps against the top players in the world. He has continued to consistently dominate competitions all over the world, including events in St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Germany, England, Netherlands, France, Russia, Denmark, and China, to name some of the countries he has visited in pursuit of pro gaming excellence.

Johnathan won the CPL Pentium 4 Winter Championship in December 2002 playing Unreal Tournament 2003; that victory made him the first and only 3 time CPL Champion of the Year - each year winning the CPL 1v1 Championship while competing in a different game. In Dallas, on August 14, 2004, Fatal1ty was crowned the first DOOM 3 1v1 Champion, capturing $25,000 in prize money at QuakeCon 2004.