MILPITAS, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Creative (Nasdaq:
CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today
introduced an exciting new choice in MP3 players to complement the recent
introduction of the ZEN(TM) Stone MP3 player. The new Creative ZEN Stone
Plus is a featherweight 2GB MP3 player with a rich selection of features,
including FM radio, voice recording and more. The Creative ZEN Stone Plus
will be available in July at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Dell.com, Fry's
Electronics, Frys.com, J&R, Newegg.com, Target.com, WalMart.com and
us.creative.com for the great low price of only US$69.99.
Like the ZEN Stone, the Creative ZEN Stone Plus comes in six high-gloss
colors: black, white, red, blue, pink and green, and it features a smooth
contoured design, so it feels naturally comfortable in your hand.
"On May 3 we introduced a huge new market for MP3 players with the
introduction of the ZEN Stone, the tiny, featherweight 1GB MP3 player
priced at only $39.99," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative.
"Now with the ZEN Stone Plus, we give consumers another great choice. For
just $69.99, they can have 2GB of memory with a vibrant color screen for
access to all their favorite FM radio stations, plus a built-in microphone
for voice recording. There's even a clock, stopwatch, and customizable
There is no driver installation necessary to add music to the ZEN Stone
Plus. Just drag and drop up to 500 songs* and choose "Play" or "Random" and
listen to up to 9.5 hours of your favorite songs from a single charge of
the built-in battery.
You can personalize the Creative ZEN Stone Plus with attractive
silicone skins that include a clip and are available in five different
colors. A sporty armband that comes with a skin is also available, a
wristband that doubles as a watch band for the clock and stopwatch, and a
fashionable keychain with a tiny case that carries the player.
The Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone is the perfect portable speaker
system for the Creative ZEN Stone or Creative ZEN Stone Plus, for frequent
travelers and music lovers alike. Its smooth polished curves and contoured
design allow the Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone to rest comfortably in your
hands when you are on the move. The design includes a retractable stand
that lets you place the Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone on virtually any
flat surface and listen to your favorite music from your docked Creative
ZEN Stone or Creative ZEN Stone Plus.
Using micro drivers, this lightweight versatile portable speaker system
provides crystal clear sound for more than 20 hours of great entertainment
anywhere you go, powered by just two AAA alkaline batteries. You can even
listen to your music at lower volume without batteries as the speaker can
operate without the power amplifier. The Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone is
priced at only US$39.99.
For more information about the Creative ZEN Stone Plus visit
*Based on MP3 format encoded at 128kbps; the ZEN Stone Plus can also
hold up to 1000 WMA songs encoded at 64kbps.
Creative (Nasdaq: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment
products. Famous for its Sound Blaster(R) 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 MP3 and portable
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.
Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere
in the world according to local factors and requirements. Sound Blaster and
ZEN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in
the United States and/or other countries.