Creative debuts SoundBlaster-on-a-stick

Posted on Saturday, Aug 23 2008 @ 22:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Creative has released a portable version of its Sound Blaster X-Fi series. The new Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! is a USB stick that will supposedly bring ultra-realistic X-Fi surround sound over headphones.
Sporting a sleek and distinctive black finish, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! is incredibly lightweight (less than 20g) and compact. The 1GB of built-in flash memory stores the essential software for instant simple installation on any notebook or desktop PC without the need of a CD. The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! incorporates Read/Write Protection which prevents important files from being accidentally deleted, so users can save their custom gaming profiles, plug-ins, add-ons or any other essential files. Featuring high quality I/O and Voice Morphing technology (Voice FX), it is designed for maximum convenience and portability, attaching easily to any keyring or lanyard.

The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! harnesses the power and performance of the award-winning X-Fi audio technology, enabling users to experience ultra-realistic sound effects and 3D surround that totally immerse them in the game. X-Fi technology features both X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D. X-Fi Crystalizer intelligently revitalises and restores details lost during compression of MP3 music or movie files so users hear everything in crystal clarity. X-Fi CMSS-3D expands stereo MP3s, digital movies and games into virtual surround over speakers or headphones. The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! also supports Creative EAX® Advanced HD™ 4.0 which provides a better and more realistic gaming experience for users. There are currently over 400 game titles that use Creative EAX technology to improve game sound effects.

The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! comes bundled with Creative ALchemy software which restores surround sound in Windows Vista so that users can enjoy the same great gaming experience in Windows XP. The latest VoiceFX technology provides additional fun for users to select over 18 different voice effects to suit their online avatars for online games or amuse friends during voice chats. Other bonus software includes Creative Karaoke Player, Creative Mediasource 5/Organizer and Creative WaveStudio (available for download via Creative Software AutoUpdate).

More specifications at VR Zone.

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