Cambridge SoundWorks Introduces New PlayDock High-Fidelity Portable Docking Speaker Systems for ZEN and iPod Players

PlayDock ZEN and PlayDock i Feature Remote Control, Video-Out

Dec 12, 2006, 00:00 ET from Cambridge SoundWorks

    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).
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     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
     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 The PlayDock i will be available for purchase in
 January. For more information, please visit
     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 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 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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