Creative Introduces the ZEN Stone Plus Using the Same Cool Style and Colors of the ZEN Stone with Exciting New Features With a Vibrant Screen, 2GB Memory, the ZEN Stone Plus MP3 Player Holds Up

To 500 Songs, Features FM Radio, Clock, Stopwatch, Voice Recording and More



    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
 equalizer settings."
     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
 http://www.us.creative.com.
     *Based on MP3 format encoded at 128kbps; the ZEN Stone Plus can also
 hold up to 1000 WMA songs encoded at 64kbps.
     About Creative
     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.
 
 

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