ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge SoundWorks(R) today announced new high-fidelity docking speakers for ZEN or iPod MP3 players, the PlayDock(TM) ZEN and PlayDock i. Designed as a docking speaker for the Creative ZEN Vision:M, ZEN V and ZEN V Plus players, the Cambridge SoundWorks PlayDock ZEN is available for immediate purchase. The Made for iPod-certified PlayDock i, designed for the iPod with video, iPod photo, iPod mini and iPod Nano, will be available in January 2007. The PlayDock ZEN and PlayDock i are priced at $199.99. Cambridge SoundWorks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd (Nasdaq: CREAF). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061212/CLTU045 ) Designed to deliver outstanding audio quality at home or on the go, the PlayDock ZEN and PlayDock i can run on AC or battery power. Using Cambridge SoundWorks' high-performance drivers, PlayDock ZEN and PlayDock i create accurate and natural reproduction of music. Their Wide Stereo Effect produces a large soundstage with superior stereo imaging. In addition, both models feature a built-in powered subwoofer with bass control for excellent bass response, and a convenient bass control knob. In the home, the video-out connector enables sharing of pictures and videos with stunning 640 x 480 resolution on a television screen. The included remote control enables song selection and volume adjustment. Both PlayDock systems are magnetically shielded so they can be placed near a TV or computer monitor without causing interference. The PlayDocks charge the ZEN or iPod during music playback of music, ZENcasts or podcasts. A line-in connector enables use with a wide variety of audio players, and a headphone jack connects easily to earphones or headphones for private listening. The PlayDock system's digital amplifier provides efficient power consumption and long battery life. Users have the option of using either eight C-size batteries for continuous music playback on the go, or the included universal power adapter. These durable speaker systems even have a built-in handle for convenient transportation as well as a built-in telescopic antenna for clear FM reception when paired with radio-capable players. Pricing and Availability The Cambridge SoundWorks PlayDock ZEN and PlayDock i are priced at $199.99. The PlayDock ZEN is available for sale today and can be purchased at www.us.creative.com. The PlayDock i will be available for purchase in January. For more information, please visit www.cambridgesoundworks.com. About Cambridge SoundWorks In addition to manufacturing over 70 different models of home theater and multimedia loudspeakers, high performance radios and assorted audio products, Cambridge SoundWorks focuses its retail operations on home theater solutions, custom installation and is a leader in offering personal digital entertainment products including the widest array of MP3 players. The company sells its award-winning line through its retail stores, online at www.cambridgesoundworks.com and catalog operation at 1-800-FOR-HIFI. Cambridge SoundWorks has partnerships with some of the country's leading consumer electronics retailers, including Fry's Electronics, J&R Music and Computer World and Amazon.com. Cambridge SoundWorks products are also sold globally via parent company, Creative Technology Ltd. -- the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. About Creative Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) 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(TM) portable audio and media 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 United States of America. The product names, contents, prices and availability are subject to change and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Cambridge SoundWorks and PlayDock are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cambridge SoundWorks, Inc. or Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names and products mentioned herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized as such.
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