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Creative Pumps Up the Adrenaline with Sound Blaster® Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset - "The Ultimate Gaming Weapon"

Tearing Up the Same Path Towards Gaming Supremacy is the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII

SINGAPORE - 1 September 2009 - Creative Technology Ltd. today unveiled the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset, a cutting-edge, all-in-one gaming headset powered by renowned Sound Blaster X-Fi® technology, and also announced the availability of the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII in Singapore. Designed by the leader in PC gaming audio with the rigorous needs of gamers in mind, both headsets provide the ultimate gaming experience for those serious about immersing themselves in the game.

"The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset is the culmination of years of product development experience. For the first time, the premium Sound Blaster brand is going onto a headset, one which combines X-Fi, Silencer, EAX® and VoiceFX audio technologies with USB connectivity for portable audio superiority, into one lean, mean weapon that all gamers must have as part of their gaming arsenal," said Low Long Chye, Senior Manager for Headsets at Creative Technology Ltd.

Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset

Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset

Creative Sound Blaster Arena
Surround USB Gaming Headset

The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset features digital USB connectivity, which ensures consistency in audio performance whether a desktop or laptop is used for gaming. Precision Full-Spectrum Neodymium drivers deliver unparalleled sonic accuracy, while renowned built-in Sound Blaster X-Fi technology with EAX (environmental audio extensions) support gives users unrivalled 3D positional surround sound so effective it is akin to being able to see in the dark. This combination of X-Fi and EAX, which generates audio landscapes in real-time, puts users right at the heart of the action with advanced reverberations and filtering.

The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset features Silencer technology, which uses advanced algorithms to actively eliminate ambient background noise, allowing users to give crystal-clear voice commands. Furthermore, the headset allows users to transform into their game character by disguising their voices with VoiceFX, which offers 18 selectable voice-morph personas that range from Aliens to Orc.

The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset is designed for comfort as much as performance. Ergonomic, plush ear cups are shaped for sound isolation so users can keep their head in the game during extended sessions, and the headband is lightweight, padded and adjustable for a custom, precise fit. The headset also makes a great set of headphones when users simply detach the boom microphone.

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII

Creative Fatal1ty Professional
Series Gaming Headset MkII

The Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII is endorsed by world champion gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. This high-performance headset looks tough and sounds sweet. Jet black ear cups with mesh grill accents framed in red and the adjustable flexible boom microphone set it apart as pro-style gaming gear.

Because it is backed by Creative audio technology, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII sounds as killer as it looks. When paired with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII unlocks Creative's Silencer feature, blocking out annoying ambient noise. Full-Spectrum (20Hz ~ 20kHz) 40mm Neodymium drivers along with Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cable and gold-plated stereo mini plugs deliver crystal-clear sound in any game, from MMO to FPS.

Pricing and Availability
The new gaming headsets will be available at COMEX 2009 from 10-13 September 2009 and subsequently at the CREATIVE Stores at International Business Park and Marina Square, the online store at sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore at the following suggested retail prices:

  • Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset       S$159.00
  • Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII           S$99.00

For more information about the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset and the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII, please visit www.soundblaster.com.

About Creative
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. 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 and portable media 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 "Fatal1ty" Wendel became the world's first full time professional video gamer in 1999 after accepting an invitation to represent the USA at an international tournament in Stockholm, where he went undefeated with a perfect performance. He has continued to dominate in competitions all over the world, competing on 6 continents throughout his 8-year professional career and winning unprecedented 12-world titles in 5 different games. In his competitive gaming career Fatal1ty has placed 1st in 65% of all the competitions he has entered and top 3 in 90% of them.

In honor of his contributions to the advancement of competitive video gaming, Johnathan was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award in the four-year history of the eSports-Award for "showing exceptional sportsmanship, taking part in shaping eSports into what it is today and for being the prime representative of this young sport. He has become the figurehead for eSports worldwide."

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This announcement relates to products launched in the Asia Pacific. Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Sound Blaster, X-Fi, EAX and ZEN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.