2010 CES: ShowStoppers
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-13-2010
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Creative Labs

Creative Labs


Creative had more new products on display than any other company we’ve met with by a large margin. First up was a Bluetooth speaker set and dock for the iPod. A small transmitter connects to the bottom of your iPod and sends data to the speakers over an extra high fidelity implementation of Bluetooth. The iPod can optionally be docked in the speakers with the transmitter still attached. The wireless speaker set should ship next month for about $299.


Also on display were a few sets of earbuds, including an ultra small headset, noise canceling headphones, and a high-end audiophile set. The ultra small earbuds, named HS93I, run a tiny 6mm driver, allowing the headphones to sit as close as possible to your ears. This close proximity allows for strong passive noise shielding. There is also a microphone included and a small remote that can skip songs on an iPhone. The HS93I will sell for $99 next month.


In the PC headset department, Creative showcased a new WoW headset. This enthusiast headset is optionally wireless, has a detachable microphone, and is THX certified. The headset is $159.99 wireless and $119.99 wired.

Finally, we had a look at the Vado HD video recorder from Creative. This small camcorder has a rechargeable battery and a built in USB cable (similar to the Flip). The Vado HD can record 720 resolution video for 2 hours and 640 for 4 hours. Also included are some more advanced features, such as motion activated recording and auto/manual white balance. The 4GB Vado HD sells for $179.99.


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