Creative ZEN X-Fi and Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN announced in Singapore

Creative ZEN X-Fi Player

Creative today officially announced the ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN digital media player in Singapore. The news of creative coming out with a new media player had been leaked last week. Creative unveiled two new portable media player namely ZEN X-Fi and Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN. Both the players feature Xtreme Fidelity X-Fi audio technology.

The newly announced players support MP3, WMA and unprotected iTunes music with the X-Fi Crystalizer. The EP-830 premium quality in-ear earphones are bundled with the players.

The Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN enables users to stream and download music wirelessly and playback in X-Fi audio quality. The player can access music on home PC from any room. Besides, the player is equipped with built-in speaker, which can allow users to fill a room with music.

Not only music but users can also be in touch with friends and relatives through Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN. Facility of free instant messaging over popular IM services including Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live! Messenger is incorporated with the player. Users can also use personalized emotive avatars with different facial expressions and hair styles.

The Creative ZEN X-Fi and Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN also feature:

  • X-Fi Expand to move and expand the sound forward for a natural listening experience over headphones that simulates the sound from stereo speakers
  • An SD card slot
  • A vibrant 2.5-inch TFT display with 16.7 million colour support
  • Built-in FM radio with 32 presets
  • Built-in microphone for voice recording
  • The new Creative Centrale application for organising, CD and playlist creation, and transfer of a wide variety of video formats, including WMV, AVI, MJPEG, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5 and XviD
  • Using Creative Centrale, player syncs with Microsoft Outlook – contact, calendar, “To Do” list and more
  • Creative ZEN X-Fi Video Converter, which converts video files to formats suitable for wireless streaming, will be made available for web download early August 2008
  • “We’re very excited to achieve this breakthrough of adding our X-Fi audio technology to a ZEN player, setting the highest standard in audio quality for portable music players,” said Craig McHugh, President and COO of Creative. “Some of the top recording artists in the music industry are very outspoken about the poor quality of digital music. We addressed the issue of the poor quality of digital music by inventing X-Fi technology, which restores the quality of music that is lost during the digital ripping process, and now for the first time ever we’ve been able to implement this technology in a ZEN.”

    The Creative ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN is now available in the Singapore market and at the online store at for S$399.00. While the Creative ZEN X-Fi will be available later this month in for S$229.00.