Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Creative Sound BlasterAxx: New speaker range that is Siri friendly

    By 30 May 2012

    Creative, the company that used to dominate how you listened to music on your computer, has released a new speaker range that connects to your computer, smartphone, and tablet. The three new Sound BlasterAxx models - yes, that really is the name of them...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Creative WP-350 Bluetooth headphones review

    By 9 February 2012

    People of a certain age will remember that, at one time, Creative Labs was the only name that mattered when it came to PC sound. Sadly for the company, the PC market has dried up substantially. So it began to focus more on MP3 players and other audio...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless headphones review

    By 14 September 2011

    If you're anything like us, then your gaming days are over and you now have to sneak in a quick blast of Gears 3 when the family has gone to bed. The trouble is, playing that late means you can’t really turn up the volume and enjoy the visceral gunfire...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Creative ZiiSound T6 review

    By 6 May 2011

    Creative has pushed Bluetooth speakers hard, with a range packed full of options. They’ve been pushing the apt-X codec, promising lower latency higher quality Bluetooth audio from their line of speakers and docks. Sitting at the top of the line is the...

  • Audio

    Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

    By 5 May 2011

    Creative's latest music, photo and video player - the ZEN Style M300 - sports Bluetooth playback for wireless listening. We managed to get a sneak preview of the tiny gadget at a meet-up with the manufacturer. The diminutive player measures just 55 x...

  • Audio

    Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on

    By 5 May 2011

    Building on the success of its D5 Bluetooth speaker, launched in 2010, Creative has introduced the updated ZiiSound Dx wireless speaker system and we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. The wireless modular speaker system comprises the ZiiSound...

  • Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Creative ZiiO 7 review

    By 27 January 2011

    We’re at a junction in Android tablets, with last year’s announcements coming to market, just we we’re getting excited about the next influx of tablets. The Creative ZiiO 7 is a little late to the party, typical of the types of device we saw towards...

  • Gaming

    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega hands and ears-on

    By 9 January 2011

    We exclusively brought you the news that Creative would be launching a wireless version of its Tactic 3D headphones at CES and now we’ve tracked them down to go hands and ears on.  The new Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset will work...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Creative T12 Wireless review

    By 16 December 2010

    The Creative T12 Wireless are a 2.0 set of wireless speakers, designed to be hooked up to any Bluetooth device, most likely your PC or mobile phone. Like other Bluetooth devices in Creative’s range, it also features the apt-X codec, promising enhanced...

  • Audio

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro hands-on

    By 9 December 2010

    Chances are, if you are reading this at home you’re on a laptop. It’s where most computers at home have either gone or are heading too and while that’s great on portability, it’s not so great (9 times out of ten) on the sound front. Creative,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Creative Tactic 3D Sigma review

    By 30 November 2010

    Creative has long made soundcards, and therefore one would think that it knows what it is doing when it comes to making headphones too. So can the Creative Tactic 3D Sigma (a mouthful, but supposedly the last word when it comes to gaming headsets) be...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Creative D200 Bluetooth speakers review

    By 12 July 2010

    Creative has been turning heads with some of its recent audio products, with the ZiiSound D5 proving to perform very well, but not quite fitting every budget. The D200 speakers, then, might be more suited for those who want good quality audio without...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Creative HS-930i headphones review

    By 14 May 2010

    The Creative HS-930i headphones are designed with the iPhone in mind - they even picture the iPhone on the box and the inclusion of an in-line mic and a control button make them appear to have everything the discerning iPhone owner would need. But do...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Creative ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth speakers review

    By 4 May 2010

    The ZiiSound D5 is Creative's flagship product from their line-up of wireless speakers. It is pitched directly at owners of Apple iPhone or iPod owners, but using Bluetooth for the wireless connection, is equally proficient with other Bluetooth devices....

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Creative Aurvana In-Ear 2 headphones review

    By 6 April 2010

    Creative continues to punch itself into the headphone space with an update to their Aurvana In-Ear models, appropriately named the In-Ear 2. As the name suggests, they are an in-ear model, making bold claims of blocking 95% of external noise, but not...