Creative announces new large storage MP3 player

PRESS RELEASE: Creative (Nasdaq: CREAF) the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the personal computer and the Internet, today announces a new 30GB version of its popular Jukebox Zen Xtra. With its oversized blue backlit display, high-capacity hard disk and removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Creative® Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB offers users fast access to music and data files via its high-speed USB 2.0 connection.

Creative's Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB enables new tracks to be quickly downloaded at up to a song per second whilst the icon-based interface and intuitive menu help users to easily navigate titles and to compile and edit playlists quickly. Able to store up to 8000 songs in MP3 or WMA, Creative's Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB offers up to 14 hours playtime per charge. Additional rechargeable batteries can be purchased to extend the total playback time far beyond that of other portable digital audio players, making the Zen Xtra the perfect travelling companion. This versatility, combined with its high-quality Neodymium stereo earphones, ensures an unrivalled listening experience.

"Our Creative® Jukebox Zen Xtra range is the high-end of MP3 excellence," explains Julie McGuire, european business manager for Creative. "With the new 30GB version we are broadening the choice available to our customers while retaining all the features of its bigger brother, the Zen Xtra 60GB.
"That's why this new system has the full Creative® Zen Xtra feature set," continues McGuire. "Coming with Creative's powerful yet easy to use software MediaSource™, the Zen Xtra 30GB is the perfect portable solution for those wanting to manage digital music and convert audio to MP3 or WMA on the PC."

The Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB can be managed single-handed thanks to the intuitive scroller control and to make everyday life on the move more enjoyable, a sleep timer and 'wake to music' function allows users to relax and wake-up while enjoying their favourite tracks.

"We believe that this new system with its high-performance audio, ease of use, clear visual interface, stunning storage capacity and extended playtime options will give users a truly versatile palm-sized solution for their music and data," concludes Julie McGuire. "However people want to manage their digital entertainment, Creative has a perfect solution for every requirement and any budget."

With an SRP of £269.99 inc VAT, the Zen Xtra 30GB is available NOW.