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 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.
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
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.
SOURCE Cambridge SoundWorks