Creative announce the Muvo2 4GB digital audio player

Creative transforms the MP3 market with an ultra-portable solution, delivering storage for over 2000* songs with fast USB 2.0 connectivity, top-quality audio performance and stunning design.

Creative the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the personal computer and the Internet, today announces the new Creative MuVo2 4GB personal digital audio player. Built round a 4GB Compact Flash Type II micro drive, and with USB 2.0 connectivity for fast and easy downloads, the MuVo2 4GB challenges the market for its sheer power and feature set, offering users unique personal audio on the move. Combining vast storage, superb quality MP3 or WMA audio playback, and palm-sized portability, the MuVo2 is available now at an SRP of £279.99 inc VAT.

The Creative MuVo2 opens a new category in MP3 players, bridging the gap between flash media-based players and personal jukeboxes. Inside its elegant, ultra-compact (65x65mm) square case there's a 1-inch micro drive with a huge 4GB capacity, providing enough space for over 64 hours (1050 songs*) of MP3 or over 128 hours (2100 songs*) of WMA, both offering exceptionally high quality at 98dB SNR. It can also store a huge library of documents, photos and presentations. Crucially, the MuVo2 does not require special software to transfer files from a PC, assuring its ultra-portability. It also comes with Creative MediaSource, the multifunctional software that makes audio conversion, archiving and management simple via the PC.

“The MuVo2 is an innovative style statement of quality, power and portability” explains Julie McGuire, European business manager for digital audio players with Creative. “Creative invented the original MuVo MP3 player and continues to take the concept to new levels of performance, size and style.

“No longer will people require compilation cassettes or CDs when they are on the move,” she continues, “because with the MuVo2, people can take their favourite songs and data files with them. It's the ideal combination of size and capacity.”

MuVo2 comes with a 4-band equaliser and 4 equaliser presets, and a removable lithium-ion battery that gives up to 14 hours continuous playback and can be recharged either via the USB connection or its power supply. Additional batteries can be purchased for extended trips.

The system can be held in the hand and managed with a fingertip touch on its multifunctional controller, while the ultra-clear blue backlit LCD display and icon-based operation makes all features accessible and easy to manage. The attention to detail extends to the listening experience, with the provision of high-quality Neodymium earbuds. There's even a protective case with belt clip for ‘play as you go' convenience.

“The MuVo2 is tough, good-looking and practical,” concludes Julie McGuire. “For people who want the best-looking ultra-portable solution in personal audio and digital storage, it's the way ahead.” *Based on 3.5 minute songs at 64kbps in WMA, 128kbps in MP3.