Creative Announces Nomad MuVo TX USB 2.0 Digital Audio Player

Creative today announced the NOMAD MuVo TX digital audio player that features an ultra fast USB 2.0 connectivity and longer continuous play time of up to 15 hours. The sleek NOMAD MuVo TX with 512MB, small enough to fit on a key chain yet can hold up to sixteen hours (WMA 64 Kbps format) of music, will ship in January 2004 at an estimated street price of S$499.

“With the launch of the NOMAD MuVo TX Creative again raises the bar for flash-based MP3 players,” said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative Technology Ltd. “The original NOMAD MuVo forever changed the MP3 player category. Now we’re expanding our award-winning NOMAD MuVo line with the NOMAD MuVo TX, which features USB 2.0 so that many hours of music can be transferred in seconds.”

The blue, backlit LCD on the NOMAD MuVo TX displays full song information from ID3 tags and shows track number, play time, play mode and EQ setting. It’s easy to select favorite songs and set play modes, such as Shuffle and Resume, with the scroller button. With the built-in microphone, users can also record over 32 hours of live audio—use it to record quick reminders, hours of notes, lectures and conversations.

Like the original NOMAD MuVo family of MP3 players, the NOMAD MuVo TX does not require cables and conveniently doubles as a USB flash drive. Just slide the player apart, plug it directly into the computer’s USB port, and it will be automatically recognized as a removable drive. Users can transfer any file type from their PC onto the NOMAD MuVo TX and vice versa with simple drag and drop functionality. The 512MB NOMAD MuVo TX can hold up to 350 floppies worth of data.

True to Creative’s rich audio heritage, the NOMAD MuVo TX boasts superior audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 90dB—incredible sound quality that rivals players many times its size. The NOMAD MuVo TX can play uninterrupted high-quality music for up to 15 hours (on MP3 format) on just one AAA alkaline battery.

Although the NOMAD MuVo TX does not require software, the player comes bundled with Creative MediaSource™ software for consumers who may have never used MP3 or WMA files before. Creative MediaSource is a full MP3 and WMA ripping and organizing application with a fresh, clean interface. It also includes everything needed to convert a CD collection into a portable digital library that can be transferred easily to the NOMAD MuVo TX and taken wherever one goes.


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