The Creative Xdock Wireless unveiled
At Consumers Electronic Show (CES 2007), Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products has made one of the biggest announcements of this year mainly focused on streaming music around your home. Creative has unveiled a device the Creative Xdock Wireless, which docks an iPod and plays music beyond CD quality via Creative X-Fi Wireless Receivers. The Xdock Wireless can be directly connected to a powered speaker system or home theater to display photos and play video or music in DTS surround-sound. So, in the crowd of I-Pods Creative seems to dominate with their X-factor.
While the official launch of the product Sim Wong Hoo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Creative, said, “We designed the Creative Xdock Wireless so an iPod can easily become the audio platform for your entire home. Your iPod goes in the Creative Xdock Wireless to play music through Creative X-Fi Wireless Receivers in as many rooms as you want – all upconverted to Xtreme Fidelity.”
Creative has equipped the Xdock Wireless with an analog audio input for other MP3 players and audio devices to take advantage of the integrated audio processing. It is also provided with an USB input. Along with that Xdock Wireless is also equipped with S-Video and composite video outputs.
The Creative Xdock Wireless is available in two prototypes, one is the latest Zen Vision media player which is designed for use with iPod video, iPod photo, iPod mini, and iPod Nano, will be available for $200 and the other will be specially designed for Apple’s video-enabled iPods. The Creative X-Fi Wireless Receiver will be available for $149. Both the products will be available in March this year.
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