Creative Introduces NOMAD Jukebox C-Series Starting at an Estimated Internet Price of $269

NOMAD(R) II C-Series and NOMAD Accessories Also Debut to Offer a Bevy of

Listening Options



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Creative Technology Ltd.

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF), the worldwide leader in digital
 entertainment products for the personal computer and the Internet, today
 introduced the C-series of NOMAD products to its already #1 selling line of
 digital audio players.  The NOMAD Jukebox C and NOMAD II C offers consumers
 attractive price options when looking for one of the most sought after digital
 audio players.
     The NOMAD Jukebox C, boasting an impressive 6 GB of storage capacity, will
 ship with an estimated internet price (EIP) of US$269.  The new NOMAD II C
 digital audio player, bundled with 32 MB of onboard memory and a Smart Media
 memory expansion slot, will carry an EIP of US$129.  Both digital audio
 players are now available in the U.S.
     To complement the NOMAD C-series, Creative also unveiled a wide range of
 NOMAD accessories to enhance the audio experience for users.  The NOMAD
 Jukebox C accessory kit (EIP US$49.99) includes a Jukebox pouch, carrying
 case, four AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, car-cassette adapter and stereo
 backphones.  The NOMAD II C-series accessory kit (EIP US$29.99) includes a
 carrying pouch, wired remote control, car-cassette adapter, and stereo
 backphones.  The two C-series accessory kits and a wide range of other NOMAD
 accessories are now available from www.nomadworld.com.
     "The new NOMAD C-series digital audio players and accessories offer
 consumers a myriad of options when it comes to listening to their MP3 and WMA
 digital audio collections," said Kevin Brangan, NOMAD brand manager at
 Creative.  "By providing choice, convenience and great pricing options, we're
 making our award-winning products even more attractive to a wider range of
 consumers."
 
     NOMAD Jukebox C
     The NOMAD Jukebox C is a lightweight (14oz.) digital audio player, which
 is the size of a portable CD player, featuring a line-in for analog recording
 from external sources and dual line-out connections for immersive surround
 sound. Unlike other hardware-based solutions, the NOMAD Jukebox C also
 includes an onboard real-time digital signal processor (DSP) for superior
 audio playback, EAX(TM) technology and customization.  A headphone-out jack
 supports headphone spatialization and equalizer effects. This firmware
 upgradeable portable digital audio player supports multiple formats including
 MP3, WMA and WAV file formats.  The NOMAD Jukebox C also supports downloadable
 features including new effects algorithms, new compression standards, security
 features, and auto playlist generators and other personal storage
 capabilities.
 
     NOMAD II C
     The NOMAD II C with 32 MB of onboard flash memory is designed for the
 active consumer, containing features that emphasize quick setup and
 versatility such as Universal Serial Bus (USB) support and a voice recorder.
 The stylish-looking NOMAD II C also includes an icon-based backlit LCD with
 scrolling text to view artist name and song title, and an open Smart Media
 slot for memory expansion.  With all of these features, the NOMAD II C is
 small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and weighs a svelte 3 ounces.  In
 addition, the NOMAD II C allows consumers to download support for future codec
 standards and digital rights management technology, enabling the NOMAD II C to
 play digital music in secure formats.
 
     NOMAD C-series Digital Audio Player Software:
 
     -- Creative PlayCenter(TM) 2 software provides a universal, intuitive
        interface for encoding, decoding and archiving high quality MP3 files
        and Windows Media files as well as converting unlimited numbers of CD
        tracks
     -- SoundJam(TM) MP(R) the premier MP3 player and recorder for the
        Macintosh(R) allows easy encoding, downloading of music, building of
        custom playlists and sorting of music by artist, track, song, genre and
        more
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The NOMAD II C (EIP US$129) and NOMAD Jukebox C (EIP US$269) digital audio
 players are now available.  More information on these two products and all
 NOMAD accessories may be found at www.nomadworld.com.
 
     About Creative
     Creative is the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the
 personal computer and the Internet.  Famous for its Sound Blaster(R) sound
 card and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving
 digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly
 acclaimed NOMAD(R) Jukebox.  The company'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.
     NOTE:  The Creative logo, Sound Blaster and Blaster are registered
 trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other
 countries.
     NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used by Creative
 Technology, Ltd. and or its affiliates under license in the United States
 and/or other countries.
     All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders in the United States and/or other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Creative Technology Ltd.
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF), the worldwide leader in digital
 entertainment products for the personal computer and the Internet, today
 introduced the C-series of NOMAD products to its already #1 selling line of
 digital audio players.  The NOMAD Jukebox C and NOMAD II C offers consumers
 attractive price options when looking for one of the most sought after digital
 audio players.
     The NOMAD Jukebox C, boasting an impressive 6 GB of storage capacity, will
 ship with an estimated internet price (EIP) of US$269.  The new NOMAD II C
 digital audio player, bundled with 32 MB of onboard memory and a Smart Media
 memory expansion slot, will carry an EIP of US$129.  Both digital audio
 players are now available in the U.S.
     To complement the NOMAD C-series, Creative also unveiled a wide range of
 NOMAD accessories to enhance the audio experience for users.  The NOMAD
 Jukebox C accessory kit (EIP US$49.99) includes a Jukebox pouch, carrying
 case, four AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, car-cassette adapter and stereo
 backphones.  The NOMAD II C-series accessory kit (EIP US$29.99) includes a
 carrying pouch, wired remote control, car-cassette adapter, and stereo
 backphones.  The two C-series accessory kits and a wide range of other NOMAD
 accessories are now available from www.nomadworld.com.
     "The new NOMAD C-series digital audio players and accessories offer
 consumers a myriad of options when it comes to listening to their MP3 and WMA
 digital audio collections," said Kevin Brangan, NOMAD brand manager at
 Creative.  "By providing choice, convenience and great pricing options, we're
 making our award-winning products even more attractive to a wider range of
 consumers."
 
     NOMAD Jukebox C
     The NOMAD Jukebox C is a lightweight (14oz.) digital audio player, which
 is the size of a portable CD player, featuring a line-in for analog recording
 from external sources and dual line-out connections for immersive surround
 sound. Unlike other hardware-based solutions, the NOMAD Jukebox C also
 includes an onboard real-time digital signal processor (DSP) for superior
 audio playback, EAX(TM) technology and customization.  A headphone-out jack
 supports headphone spatialization and equalizer effects. This firmware
 upgradeable portable digital audio player supports multiple formats including
 MP3, WMA and WAV file formats.  The NOMAD Jukebox C also supports downloadable
 features including new effects algorithms, new compression standards, security
 features, and auto playlist generators and other personal storage
 capabilities.
 
     NOMAD II C
     The NOMAD II C with 32 MB of onboard flash memory is designed for the
 active consumer, containing features that emphasize quick setup and
 versatility such as Universal Serial Bus (USB) support and a voice recorder.
 The stylish-looking NOMAD II C also includes an icon-based backlit LCD with
 scrolling text to view artist name and song title, and an open Smart Media
 slot for memory expansion.  With all of these features, the NOMAD II C is
 small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and weighs a svelte 3 ounces.  In
 addition, the NOMAD II C allows consumers to download support for future codec
 standards and digital rights management technology, enabling the NOMAD II C to
 play digital music in secure formats.
 
     NOMAD C-series Digital Audio Player Software:
 
     -- Creative PlayCenter(TM) 2 software provides a universal, intuitive
        interface for encoding, decoding and archiving high quality MP3 files
        and Windows Media files as well as converting unlimited numbers of CD
        tracks
     -- SoundJam(TM) MP(R) the premier MP3 player and recorder for the
        Macintosh(R) allows easy encoding, downloading of music, building of
        custom playlists and sorting of music by artist, track, song, genre and
        more
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The NOMAD II C (EIP US$129) and NOMAD Jukebox C (EIP US$269) digital audio
 players are now available.  More information on these two products and all
 NOMAD accessories may be found at www.nomadworld.com.
 
     About Creative
     Creative is the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the
 personal computer and the Internet.  Famous for its Sound Blaster(R) sound
 card and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving
 digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly
 acclaimed NOMAD(R) Jukebox.  The company'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.
     NOTE:  The Creative logo, Sound Blaster and Blaster are registered
 trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other
 countries.
     NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used by Creative
 Technology, Ltd. and or its affiliates under license in the United States
 and/or other countries.
     All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders in the United States and/or other countries.
 
 SOURCE  Creative Technology Ltd.