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Creative Unveils Elegant New Design with Third Generation Vado HD™

SINGAPORE - 23 November 2009 - Creative Technology Ltd. today announced the chic third generation Creative Vado HD™ Pocket Video Cam, combining a sleek design with stunning HD video quality.

“We've won prestigious awards and accolades for the great performance, ease of use and compact form of our Vado HD cameras. The third generation Vado HD brings a cool new design and adds additional features to the already award-winning feature set. The design looks so cool people will stop you on the street and ask you where you got it,” said Steve Erickson, Vice President and General Manager for Audio and Video at Creative.

Building on the great features the Creative Vado HD line is already known for, such as HDMI out and a wide-angle lens, the third generation Creative Vado HD adds important additional features:

  • Improved quality of video in low light or brightly lit conditions with manual exposure adjustments
  • External stereo microphone support for better audio recording
  • Headphone output for private listening
  • Motion Detection Mode enables users to programme the camera to begin recording as soon as motion is detected
  • Out-of-the box Mac and PC compatibility
  • Still Photo Capture Mode

The third generation Creative Vado HD also features new Vado Central 3.0 software with more instant web uploading capabilities and integrated editing options. Users can simply select one-click uploading to a number of popular social media sites, including Facebook and YouTube, and their videos will be ready to view or share in a matter of minutes. For users who do not want their videos to be shared publicly, videos can be uploaded to KinKast via one-click uploading and those services offer a variety of other features, including an email invite option for a more private viewing experience. Simple video editing capabilities enable users to edit videos directly in Vado Central 3.0. For more advanced editing options, users can edit videos in other editing programmes, including iMovie and Movie Maker.

The third generation Creative Vado HD with better compression can still hold up to 120 minutes of HD quality video or up to 7,000 still photos in 4GB of onboard storage. The removable rechargeable battery provides more than two hours of recording or viewing. Users can easily recharge the battery via the flexible, pull-out USB cable, with no additional cables required. Extra batteries and a wall plug-in battery charger are also available.

Pricing and Availability
The 4GB third generation Creative Vado HD is available in black or white and is available at The CREATIVE Stores at International Business Park and Marina Square, the online store at sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore from mid December 2009 onwards at the suggested retail price of S$299.00.

For more information about the complete line of Creative Vado Pocket Video Cams and Vado Pocket Video Cam accessories, please visit sg.creative.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.

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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. Vado, Sound Blaster 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.