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Creative Expands Portable Speakers Family by Introducing TravelSound and TravelDock

NeoTitanium™ Micro Drivers Deliver Astounding Sound Quality

SINGAPORE - Sept 1, 2005 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today introduces new additions to its most versatile and lightweight portable speakers family. The four superior TravelSound and TravelDock portable speaker systems come with NeoTitanium micro drivers for stunning audio clarity and accuracy.

Creative TravelDock ZEN Micro
Specially designed to form a complete music system with the award-winning Creative ZEN Micro MP3 player, the Creative TravelDock ZEN Micro is portable, compact, light and versatile. The sleek cover acts as a stand and protects the speakers when travelling. The multifunctional speaker enables users to charge their ZEN Micro player while listening to music. It also allows user to upload and download music and data via an integrated USB connection, and allows additional audio devices to be connected to it via the Auxiliary Input. With headphone and subwoofer connectors and a FM antenna, it adds incredible versatility to the speaker. Equipped with a digital amplifier, it delivers up to 25 hours music playback on four AA batteries. The powerful 8 Watts total RMS speaker even comes with an infra-red remote control that allows users to control the power and volume of the speaker, as well as ZEN Micro player functions such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous track. Users can also use it to switch between FM radio and MP3 modes.

Creative TravelDock 900
Designed for optimal versatility, the Creative TravelDock 900 has a built-in docking stereo audio plug for instant connection to any MP3 player, including Apple® iPod® Shuffle, so that users can share their MP3 music with friends. Its distinctive glossy white enclosure in a clamshell design incorporates two premium NeoTitanium micro drivers that deliver a stunning 4 Watts total RMS music playback. With the built-in digital amplifier, it easily gives up to 32 hours of music entertainment on four AAA batteries. When hooked up to a power adapter, the Creative TravelDock 900 even has the ability to charge the Apple iPod Shuffle. Furnished with an intuitive set of playback controls, it has wonderful features such as Wide Stereo Effect and Auto-power off when closed. The Creative TravelDock 900 is truly an elegant, transportable music system for your MP3 player, such as Creative's MuVo and Zen Nano series.

Creative TravelSound 400
The Creative TravelSound 400 portable speaker system is specially designed to give mobile music lovers remarkable audio quality from their MP3 players. The ingenious 180ยบ swivel design can be rotated out of the way for speaker protection and automatic power-off. Besides delivering a strong 4 Watts total RMS power, the Wide Stereo Effect and premium NeoTitanium micro drivers generate a wide soundstage, and rich, clear sound. With an advanced digital amplifier, it gives an amazing up to 35 hours music entertainment, powered by four AAA batteries.

Creative TravelSound 250
With its compact, lightweight and minimalist design, the Creative TravelSound 250 makes it convenient and easy to pack away for travel. Powered by four AAA batteries to give 25 hours music playback, its innovative dual-angle swivel enclosure allows you to adjust the speakers for optimum audio projection. The premium NeoTitanium micro drivers rated at 3 Watts total RMS deliver good details and midrange, and the Wide Stereo Effect feature creates a wider soundstage.

About NeoTitanium Micro Drivers
Creative's premium desktop and portable speaker systems are designed with advanced NeoTitanium micro drivers to deliver exceptionally clear and accurate audio performance. These micro drivers are delicately crafted with Titanium - a precious metal used notably in spacecraft and expensive jewellery - and driven by powerful Neodymium magnets. Carefully tuned by our audio engineers, the result is superior sound delivery when compared to common aluminium micro drivers. All our TravelSound and TravelDock speakers are equipped with these NeoTitanium micro drivers for maximum music enjoyment.

“With four different models catering to diverse needs, the Creative TravelSound and TravelDock portable speaker systems give the ultimate freedom to music lovers,” said Joseph Liow, Vice President of Creative Labs Asia. “Consumers now have more options to enjoy a fuller entertainment system, especially for enjoying MP3 music.”

Pricing and Availability

  • Creative TravelDock ZEN Micro has an estimated retail price of S$249.00
  • Creative TravelDock 900 has an estimated retail price of S$169.00
  • Creative TravelSound 400 has an estimated retail price of S$129.00
  • Creative TravelSound 250 has an estimated retail price of S$89.00

The four products are available for September shipment in Asia through all Creative's retail outlets. For more information about Creative's portable speakers family, visit

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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 MuVo® and ZEN 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.

This announcement relates to products launched in the 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. Creative and the Creative logo are registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.