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Creative Introduces the Sound Blaster® Play! 2 USB Sound Card That Lets Users Upgrade to a 3D True-to-Life Soundstage

Sound Blaster Play! 2
Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2

SINGAPORE - Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Sound Blaster® Play! 2, a USB sound card that delivers a true-to-life 3D audio soundstage, and noiseless recordings for podcasts and video conferencing.

Compatible with all analog headsets and earbuds, the Sound Blaster Play! 2 delivers powerful audio via SBX Pro Studio™ technology, full audio settings customisation via Sound Blaster Play! 2 Control Panel, and optimised profiles for select earphone brands. Designed with gamers in mind, the proprietary Scout Mode technology is a feature that lets users hear their enemies before their enemies hear them, providing a distinct tactical advantage on the battlefield.

The Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card, which supports Windows OS and Mac OS, provides the easiest, portable plug-and-play upgrade from basic, built-in audio to the award-winning Sound Blaster audio as experienced by millions of users all over the world. With Sound Blaster Play! 2, users can enjoy better quality music wherever they go, and they can also experience fantastic 3D true-to-life surround sound in movies and games.

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 include:

  • Sound Blaster Play! 2 Control Panel
    Sound Blaster Control Panel lets user fully customise audio settings, and gives users access to optimised profiles for different headphones or earbuds.
  • USB Audio Recordings
    USB connectivity allows for noiseless recordings for podcasts and video conferencing.
  • SBX Pro Studio™
    SBX Pro Studio increases and expands the virtual surround spaciousness, allowing users to enjoy cinema-quality sound in the comfort of their home. Improve audio effects to all headsets or earbuds.
  • Scout Mode
    Hear their enemies from further away and gain a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
  • Creative Software Suite
    - Creative ALchemy software that restores surround sound for legacy game titles
    - EAX Advanced HD 5.0 for games allows simultaneous recreation of multiple environments. There are over 400 existing games which use Creative EAX Advanced HD sound effects to provide better gaming sound.
  • OpenAL Support
    Offers a cross-platform 3D Audio API that unlocks the full potential of Sound Blaster sound cards.
  • Supported Operating Systems
    Mac OS X v10.6.8 and above, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® SP1or higher.

Pricing and Availability
The Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card, priced at USD24.99, will be available in April 2014 at the online store at www.creative.com.

For in-store availability, please refer to local authorised dealers.

For more information about the Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2, please visit www.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 with cutting-edge audio solutions, premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones and portable media devices. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound BlasterAxx that aims at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative's proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, 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. Creative, the Creative logo, Sound Blaster, Sound BlasterAxx, SBX Pro Studio and SBX 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Creative Technology Ltd
Wynne Leong
Tel (65) 6895 4120
wynne_leong@ctl.creative.com
August Consulting
Alan Lee
Tel (65) 6733 8873
alanlee@august.com.sg