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Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design
4.0 stars Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design By Mike Lowe

With what seems like a zillion portable Bluetooth speakers available, it can be tricky to decide which one to buy. Creative might not be the most obvious name that springs to mind, but its Roar series has been a strong contender in the space for years... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: Big audio, basic design
4.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: Big audio, basic design By Mike Lowe

When the original Creative Sound Blaster Roar landed on our desk last year we were impressed by the big sound from its small scale. Now it's the turn of the more compact, more powerful, yet more expensive sequel: the Roar 2.It's incredible how quickly... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review
5.0 stars Creative Sound Blaster Roar review By Mike Lowe

Creative is one of those companies that doesn't muck around trying to be a super-cool Beats or new-wave trendy Bluetooth speaker company. It relies on what it knows best: delivering quality sound.The Creative Sound Blaster Roar may look small and just... Read more

Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone
Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone By Luke Edwards

Creative has just announced a new handheld Bluetooth speaker called the Muvo mini.The Muvo mini isn't just a speaker though. It has a built-in microphone too making it a conference call speakerphone. But it's not all business as the Muvo mini is made... Read more

Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review
5.0 stars Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review By Luke Edwards

To be just another Bluetooth speaker nowadays often isn't enough, there needs to be something standout. Seeing that, Creative, the company that has been in the speaker game since making sound cards in the 80s, came up with the Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200.The... Read more

Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 is a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone
Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 is a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone By Luke Edwards

Creative has launched its Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone.The speaker comes with NFC connectivity for fast pairing with mobiles and tablets that can then stream HD music via Bluetooth aptX. Users can also play music... Read more

Creative updates Sound Blaster range with new Evo ZxR flagship headset
Creative updates Sound Blaster range with new Evo ZxR flagship headset By Hunter Skipworth

Creative has launched a new set of flagship gaming headsets in the form of the ZxR wireless headphones. Boasting a clever Sound Blaster chip inside, the headphones feature their own set of built-in sound cards to help boost audio quality.All this high-tech... Read more

Creative Airwave brings NFC to the portable speaker party
Creative Airwave brings NFC to the portable speaker party By Chris Hall

Creative Labs has announced a pair of Bluetooth speakers which bring with them the convenience of NFC pairing. The Creative Airwave and Creative Airwave HD Bluetooth speakers will simply need to be tapped with your NFC device to trigger pairing.There... Read more

Creative Sound BlasterAxx: New speaker range that is Siri friendly
Creative Sound BlasterAxx: New speaker range that is Siri friendly By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Creative WP-350 Bluetooth headphones
3.5 stars Creative WP-350 Bluetooth headphones By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless headphones
3.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless headphones By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Creative ZiiSound T6
3.5 stars Creative ZiiSound T6 By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on
Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on By Libby Plummer

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 44... Read more

Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on
Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on By Libby Plummer

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... Read more

Creative ZiiO 7 Android 2.2 update arrives on schedule
Creative ZiiO 7 Android 2.2 update arrives on schedule By Chris Hall

If you’re struggling to see through the iPad 2 haze, fear not: there is action on the Android front too. Action in the loosest sense of the word, however, as today is the day that the Creative ZiiO 7 gets its step up to Android 2.2.If you’re a customer,... Read more

Creative ZiiO 7 arrives at the Android 2.2 arena
Creative ZiiO 7 arrives at the Android 2.2 arena By Paul Lamkin

The Creative ZiiO 7 has received an Android update boost, with its makers announcing that the 7-inch tablet is to get access to Froyo and all the goodies that come with it.We know, this is news that would have been much more exciting around 6 months ago... Read more

Creative ZiiO 7
3.5 stars Creative ZiiO 7 By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Creative T12 Wireless
4.0 stars Creative T12 Wireless By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro hands-on
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro hands-on By Stuart Miles

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, who’ve... Read more

Creative Tactic 3D Sigma
4.0 stars Creative Tactic 3D Sigma By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Creative ZiiO 7 and ZiiO 10 hands-on
Creative ZiiO 7 and ZiiO 10 hands-on By Chris Hall

Creative have joined the amassed ranks of, well, just about everyone, in offering an Android tablet. But they aren’t fighting it out at the top with the likes of Samsung, and with the ZiiO 7 starting at a penny under £200 this could be the tablet you’re... Read more

Creative Zen Touch 2 hands-on
Creative Zen Touch 2 hands-on By Chris Hall

Creative has just launched a new PMP as part of their Zen line-up, this time based on the Android operating system. We saw a similar move from Samsung with its Samsung Galaxy Player 50, launched at IFA 2010. Offering a 3.2-inch screen, the Creative Zen... Read more

Creative Zen Touch 2: Android-based, Bluetooth music on the go
Creative Zen Touch 2: Android-based, Bluetooth music on the go By Paul Lamkin

It's been a busy day over at the Creative Labs. First up we get wind of the ZiiO Android tablets, then there's the launch of the ZiiSound T6, and now news has broken regarding the Creative Zen Touch 2 - an Android powered PMP.The Zen Touch 2 has a 3.2-inch... Read more

Creative ZiiSound T6: Switch on the wireless
Creative ZiiSound T6: Switch on the wireless By Paul Lamkin

Creative has unleashed its latest assault on the home cinema surround sound market, with the launch of the Creative ZiiSound T6.The T6 offers 5.1 surround sound via a USB wired connection, and is capable of full-bandwidth audio from 5.1 digital soundtracks.However,... Read more

Creative ZiiO Android tablets offer 7 and 10 inches of apt-X love
Creative ZiiO Android tablets offer 7 and 10 inches of apt-X love By Chris Hall

Creative has announced the launch of two Android tablet devices in 7 and 10 inches, called the Creative ZiiO.Joining a growing flood of devices entering the tablet market at the moment, Creative is looking to leverage its experience in audio by packing... Read more

New Creative gaming headset lets you hear up and down
New Creative gaming headset lets you hear up and down By Stuart Miles

If the thought of wearing a pair of World of Warcraft headphones from Creative makes you feel rather nauseous and sad (sorry WOW gamers), then Creative feels your pain, fear, and sympathy.Perhaps hearing people scream "That's great, but can I get them... Read more

Creative D200 Bluetooth speakers
4.0 stars Creative D200 Bluetooth speakers By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Creative HS-930i headphones
3.5 stars Creative HS-930i headphones By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Creative ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth speakers
4.5 stars Creative ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth speakers By Chris Hall

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.It... Read more

Creative launch D200 and D100 wireless speaker systems
Creative launch D200 and D100 wireless speaker systems By Chris Hall

Creative are looking to simplify your digital music life with the launch of two new wireless speaker systems, the D200 and D100.The Creative D200 and D100 add to their line-up of wireless speakers, joining the ZiiSound D5, which we saw at CES, and the... Read more

Creative Aurvana In-Ear 2 headphones
4.5 stars Creative Aurvana In-Ear 2 headphones By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder
3.5 stars Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder By Chris Hall

The Creative Vado has offered a viable alternative to the Flip line-up of pocket camcorders since they first started hitting the shelves a few years back. We have here the third generation device, the Creative Vado HD, taking the same name as its predecessor.The... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset
2.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset By Duncan Geere

14 million people across the world subscribe every month to World of Warcraft - a massively-mulitplayer online role-playing-game set in the world of Azeroth. That's more than the population of Greece. As a result, there's a growing market of devices targeted... Read more

Creative EP-3NC noise cancelling headphones
4.0 stars Creative EP-3NC noise cancelling headphones By Chris Hall

The Creative EP-3NC are active noise cancelling headphones, claiming to be able to cancel up to 90% of ambient noise. They are pitched at travellers who want to enjoy their music, without having the drone of aircraft engines marring the experience.The... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Headphones
3.0 stars Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Headphones By Paul Lester

Riding along on the back of the recently reviewed Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes is the accompanying Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Headphones, a rather expensive pair of cans with an impressive range of up to 30 meters.Unfortunately this... Read more

Creative Aurvana Air headphones
3.5 stars Creative Aurvana Air headphones By Chris Hall

The traditional ear bud-type headphones don’t seem to have the following they used to, thanks to a trend towards isolating in-ear types, or more substantial cans. But can Creative's premium Aurvana headphones add to the mix?The Aurvana Air take the... Read more

Creative Inspire S2 Wireless review
4.0 stars Creative Inspire S2 Wireless review By Chris Hall

The Inspire S2 Wireless speakers follow the trend of good performing accessory speakers from Creative. We've been impressed with both the quality of construction and the performance from a range of Creative speakers and things are no different here.A... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes
3.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes By Paul Lester

Most people who have large collections of music stored on a home computer would benefit from some sort of streaming solution to send their favourites tunes around the home, but many of the excellent solutions on offer from Philips and Logitech, among... Read more

Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player By Paul Lester

It seems strange to think that one-time MP3-player market leader and current "catch-up merchant" Creative has only just arrived with its first touchscreen player, but in an attempt to appeal to the tactile generation it has upgraded its impressive Zen... Read more

Creative unveils plans for Zii MediaBook
Creative unveils plans for Zii MediaBook By Amy-Mae Elliott

Creative has announced it is to enter the e-book reader market with the forthcoming launch of what's dubbed the "MediaBook" which will run on the company's Zii Plaszma platform. It seems the tablet-esque device may fall more into the PMP category but... Read more

Creative Zen MX MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen MX MP3 player By Paul Lester

The Creative Zen MX is the newest media player from a company that has been rather quiet in recent times, and observant audiophiles will already be pointing out its similarity to the regular Zen. Perhaps rather sensibly, Creative seems to have focused... Read more

Creative Vado HD camcorder
4.0 stars Creative Vado HD camcorder By Chris Hall

The pocket camcorder revolution is continuing apace, with Creative now putting forward this offering, the Vado HD. But is it worth jumping on the HD bandwagon with a device this small? The Vado HD follows the same design lines as the standard Vado that... Read more

Creative Vado HD camcorder comes to UK
Creative Vado HD camcorder comes to UK By Amy-Mae Elliott

Creative has announced it is now shipping the new Vado HD pocket video cam in Europe. Creative says the thin, lightweight Vado HD is small enough to fit easily in a pocket, purse or the palm of a hand and it captures video in high definition (720p) at... Read more

Creative GigaWorks T3 speakers
4.5 stars Creative GigaWorks T3 speakers By Stuart Miles

Creative have impressed us to date with their recent batch of GigaWorks speakers, showing that making the most of the sound from your PC is more important that ever. So can the latest offering, the GigaWorks T3, impress? We get listening to find out.... Read more

Creative Zen Mozaic MP3 player
3.5 stars Creative Zen Mozaic MP3 player By Chris Hall

The Creative Zen range has done well for itself, delivering what is considered among many to be one of the best sound offerings from an MP3 player. The Zen Mozaic is a twist on Creative’s range, designed to make a design statement and move away from... Read more

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player By Stuart Miles

The Creative Zen X-Fi follows on from the original Creative Zen launched at IFA in Germany last year. Almost a year later, can the new MP3 player move the model on or is it the same as before? We get listening to find out. In principle the Zen X-Fi is... Read more

Creative launches new GigaWorks speakers
Creative launches new GigaWorks speakers By Amy-Mae Elliott

Creative has announced the launch of the GigaWorks T20 Series II, GigaWorks T40 Series II and the GigaWorks T3 speaker system. The new T20 and T40’s are revamps of existing models and will be available in October at a suggested retail price of 99 and... Read more

Creative Zen Krystal spotted
Creative Zen Krystal spotted By Amy-Mae Elliott

It looks as if the Creative Zen X-Fis with integrated Wi-Fi aren't the only new treats Creative has in store for us. Spotted on the company's Hong Kong site is the Creative Zen Krystal, an MP3 player with a difference. The Krystal - that appears to only... Read more

Creative Vado camcorder
4.0 stars Creative Vado camcorder By Chris Hall

Sporting the moniker "Pocket Video Cam", Creative are lining up against Flip Video in the battle to be the video in your pocket. But can the new Vado knock the Flip from its perch? We get filming to find out. The device is slimmer that the Flip, with... Read more