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Creative Introduces a New Dimension in Gaming with the Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 at COMEX 2008

Also Debuting is the HS-450 Headset Specially Designed for Marathon PC Gaming and Internet Voice Chats

Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced the Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 and Creative HS-450 headset. The lightweight and high-quality Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 headset is the first wireless USB headset designed for online gaming communications and VOIP applications. It utilises a proprietary bi-directional 2.4GHz Digital Wireless technology to deliver high-fidelity uncompressed stereo audio and crystal clear voice communication. This revolutionary headset is powered by the award-winning Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi® technology software, providing users a full-out gaming experience. The Creative HS-450 is an outstanding headset that is designed for marathon PC gaming and Internet voice chats. Its on-ear compact design combined with distinct audio performance makes it a fabulous headset of choice.

Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200
The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 uses a robust and advanced 2.4GHz radio frequency which allows multiple headsets to operate at the same time while supporting both audio and voice streaming simultaneously up to a maximum range of 22m. This ergonomically designed wireless headset comes with a comfortable leatherette headband and plush ear padding offers excellent comfort from extended use and provides superb noiseisolation. The adjustable noise-cancellation microphone features an innovative and convenient swivel microphone to turn on or mute the voice transmission.

The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 is equipped with high-performance 40mm Neodymium drivers, giving users life-like in-game audio and precise dialogues. It has a built-in USB Plug-and Play transmitter that supports music or game sounds and back-channel voice simultaneously. The rechargeable battery delivers up to 8 hours of use per charge, even charging the headset while in use. The headset is optimised for Windows Live Messenger voice chats and compatible with Skype as well.

The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 comes bundled with the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi technology software which creates an immersive 3D surround sound environment and impressive environmental audio effects over headphones. The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Crystalizer which intelligently restores all details and vibrancy lets users' games sound way better and gives them a competitive edge over conventional headsets. Users can also take advantage of the Creative ALchemy software to enjoy 3D positional audio with over 400 DirectSound 3D games in Windows Vista.

Creative HS-450
The Creative HS-450 headset is the ideal companion for users spending long hours in front of the PC or notebook. With its lightweight frame and cushioned earpads, the Creative HS-450 headset allows for extensive wear without users feeling uncomfortable. Users can immerse themselves in games as the powerful 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers allow them to experience all the explosion sound effects in remarkable clarity and with thundering bass. The flexible noisecanceling microphone prevents background noise from interfering with gamers' conversations, letting them achieve clear speech and gaming commands.

Pricing and Availability
The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 and the Creative HS-450 headset will make their debut appearance at the COMEX 2008 Show in Singapore from 28 - 31 August 2008. The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 is available at the suggested retail price of S$199.00. The Creative HS-450 headset is available at a special promotional show price of S$39.00.

After COMEX 2008, both products will be available at The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and International Business Park, the online store at g.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore from end September 2008 onwards. The Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 will be available at the suggested retail price of S$199.00, and the Creative HS-450 headset will be available at the suggested retail price of S$49.00. 

For more information about the Creative Wireless Digital Gaming HS-1200 Headset and the Creative HS-450 headset, please visit www.asia.creative.com.

Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200 Creative HS-450 Headset

Creative Digital Wireless
Gaming Headset HS-1200

Creative HS-450 Headset

About Creative
Creative 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® MP3 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 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. X-Fi, Xtreme Fidelity, X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi CMSS-3D, Sound Blaster and ZEN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.