Creative, today expanded its popular line of award-winning NOMAD® Jukebox Zen digital audio players by announcing the ultra sharp-looking NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX. The NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX is the slimmest, lightest NOMAD Jukebox product yet and features a removable, high-capacity Li-Ion battery for up to 14 hours of continuous playback, and USB 2.0 connectivity for super fast file transfers and compatibility with virtually all PCs. The 30GB NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX will ship in August 2003 with an ESP of only US$299.99. A 20GB model will also be available for only US$249.99.
“Creative is very excited to offer the NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX with 30GB for a 40% lower price than the Apple® iPod™ 30GB model,” said Ho See Kwee, director of marketing for Creative Labs Asia. “Creative was the first to develop cutting-edge features such as creating playlists while away from the PC and AudioSync™ , for uploading, downloading and synchronizing music between multiple PCs. Now we continue to innovate with even more functionality by including Sleep Timer and Wake to Music modes for convenience whether traveling or at home. Consumers will also love the new Creative MediaSource™ application. It’s an easy to use music ripping and organizing program with a fresh, clean interface.”
The stylish NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX can store up to 8,000 songs and supports WMA and MP3 formats. Customers can take massive amounts of music on the go and enjoy high-fidelity playback at 98dB SNR for up to 14 hours versus just 8 hours for the Apple iPod on one full charge of the removable and rechargeable Li-On battery with the removable battery, the playtime can be further extended by carrying optional additional batteries. While away from the PC, it’s easy to create and edit playlists and search through music libraries using Quick Scroller Navigation. Consumers can also use the Find function to locate tracks using alphabetical input. Music on the NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX is automatically indexed by ID3 tag information and conveniently categorized by genre, album and artist.
The sleek, silver and white NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX makes a stunning match with the cool new Creative I-Trigue™ L3450 speakers—connect the Zen to the I-Trigue speakers for a visually pleasing, great-sounding audio system that looks like it should cost hundreds of dollars more.