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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 Dxm Bluetooth speaker system brings self-calibration, modular expansion

Creative Dxm Bluetooth speaker system brings self-calibration, modular expansion

By Chris Hall

Creative has announced a new speaker system, the Creative Dxm. The new modular system is comprised of the Creative D3xm, D5xm and the DSxm subwoofer and looks to enhance the previous ZiiSound system.The system will self-calibrate, meaning you can place... 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 Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

By Ben Crompton

Creative has decided to use IFA 2011 as the perfect platform for launching four new gaming headsets, which means that one of the Creative Soundblaster quartet is bound to tickle your gaming fancy.All of the headsets come with bold new designs and compelling... 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 launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

Creative launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

By Libby Plummer

The WP-Series of headphones from Creative not only feature Bluetooth capability, but they also have built-in 'invisible' mics so that they can be used for chatting on your mobile, as well as listening to music. The new range is made up of three models... 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 InPerson conferencing to improve productivity

Creative InPerson conferencing to improve productivity

By Ben Crompton

Getting the balance between work life and home can be a tricky one, and in this ever increasingly "connected" world this fine balance can be even a greater challenge to achieve. What are we to make of Creative's latest InPerson Conferencing launch then?... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D brings THX to your headphones

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D brings THX to your headphones

By Stuart Miles

The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D is a new sound card dongle for PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3 users that, say Creative, will upgrade your own headphones to THX quality performance.While the company already offers three gaming headsets in its Tactic 3D range,... 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 THX headphones heading to consoles

Creative THX headphones heading to consoles

By Stuart Miles

Creative have confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to release a console-ready version of its newly announced SoundBlaster Tactic 3D headphones in the new year.The headphones, which are just making their way to the PC and Mac, should also be making their... 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 Sound Blaster Wireless Rock wants to rock your garden

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Rock wants to rock your garden

By Stuart Miles

If you had two of Creative's new speakers in your garden you could say that they rocked.Why? Because the new Sound Blaster Wireless Rock is shaped and designed to look like a rock so you can hide it in amongst your flowers, without anyone noticing where... 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 pumps up the mid-range with X-Fi Style media players

Creative pumps up the mid-range with X-Fi Style media players

By Dan Sung

Creative has come up with a mid-priced set of MP3 players for the Zen series called the Creative Zen Style range.Slightly higher up in features and with the more horizontal looks is the Creative Zen X-Fi Style with a 2.4-inch LCD, 25-hour music playback... 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 reveals HS-930i and Aurvana In-Ear 2 earbuds

Creative reveals HS-930i and Aurvana In-Ear 2 earbuds

By Duncan Geere

Creative has just dropped us word, on Twitter of all places, of a couple of pairs of new earbuds - the HS-930i and the Aurvana In-Ear 2s. The former is designed for the iPhone and features an in-line microphone, and the latter are an update of the original... 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 unveils third gen Vado HD with new design

Creative unveils third gen Vado HD with new design

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Creative has announced the third generation Vado HD pocket video camcorder, claiming to combine a "sleek design with stunning HD video quality". The new model is said to see improved quality of video in low light or brightly lit conditions, gets external... 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