CREATIVE EXPANDS NOMAD JUKEBOX ZEN LINE WITH SLEEK, COMPACT NOMAD JUKEBOX ZEN NX

Pocket-sized NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX 20GB and 30GB MP3 Players Feature New Design and Hold Up To 1,000 Hours Of Music

What: Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users, today expanded its popular line of award-winning NOMAD“ Jukebox Zen digital audio players by announcing the ultra sharp-looking NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX. The NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX is the slimmest, lightest NOMAD Jukebox product yet and features a removable, high-capacity Li-Ion battery for up to 14 hours of continuous playback, and USB 2.0 connectivity for super fast file transfers and compatibility with virtually all PCs. The 30GB NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX will ship in late August 2003 with a recommended retail price of AU$599 inc GST . A 20GB model will also be available for only AU$499 inc GST.

The stylish NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX can store up to 8,000 songs and supports WMA and MP3 formats. Customers can take massive amounts of music on the go and enjoy high-fidelity playback at 98dB SNR for up to 14 hours on one full charge on the removable and rechargeable Li-On battery. While away from the PC, it's easy to create and edit playlists and search through music libraries using the Quick-Scroller Navigation. Consumers can also use the "Find" function to locate tracks using alphabetical input. Music on the NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX is automatically indexed by ID3 tag information and conveniently categorized by genre, album and artist.


Director of marketing for Creative Labs Asia, Mr Ho See Kwee, explains that "Creative was the first to develop cutting-edge features such as creating playlists while away from the PC and AudioSync‘, for uploading, downloading and synchronizing music between multiple PCs. Now we continue to innovate with even more functionality by including SleepTimer and Wake to Music modes for convenience whether traveling or at home." Consumers will also enjoy the new Creative MediaSource‘ application included with the Zen NX. "It's an easy to use music ripping and organizing program with a fresh, clean interface.." says Ho.

Bundled Software: The easy to use Creative MediaSource application contains everything needed to convert a CD collection into a portable digital library. A number of music enhancement tools are also included, such as SVMô (Smart Volume Management) to match volume variations across MP3 tracks so no adjustment is needed during playback. The NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX also comes with Creative File Manager to turn the player into a high-speed external hard drive that can be used to store, transport, and transfer photo, text and video files.

More information: The NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX ships with a designer black travel pouch with belt clip, comfortable stereo earphones, and universal power adapter. More information is available at www.australia.creative.com.