Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen these days, and even Bluetooth
versions have grown increasingly popular of late. Creative, which has made a name for themselves in audio, is joining the fray this week with the introduction of the D80 Bluetooth one-piece speaker. The company calls this their most affordable Bluetooth speaker ever in this form factor, and the $50 price tag is indeed very inticing.
Creative is hoping that the rampant adoption of Bluetooth enabled devices such as phones, PMPs and tablets will product a huge market for something like this, and given the portable nature of the D80, we wouldn't doubt if it proves successful. The device streams Bluetooth audio from just about any BT source, and includes two 3" drivers, an integrated auxiliary port, and a variety of colors to choose from. It supports A2DP as well as AVRCP profiles, and is expected to ship out later this month. Maybe grab one for every day of the week, you know, to match your swinging moods?
MILPITAS, Calif. -- May 5, 2011 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the launch of the Creative D80 Bluetooth wireless one-piece speaker. This latest addition to Creative’s award-winning pure wireless speaker line-up is the Company's most affordable one-piece Bluetooth speaker ever, and it is priced for mass market appeal at only $49.99.
“The adoption rate for Bluetooth enabled smart devices with built-in music playback has grown phenomenally over the last few years. Most people today store their music in portable Bluetooth enabled devices like the iPhone, Android phone, Blackberry or tablet computers like the iPad or Creative ZiiO, and the Creative D80 is designed to be the perfect compact Bluetooth speaker to go with these wireless devices. What’s more, when you use the Creative D80 with Creative's highly affordable ZEN Style M300, you'll get one of the lowest costing wireless music systems money can buy,” said Ting Lai Chu, Vice President for the Advanced Multimedia Group at Creative Technology Ltd.
Key Features of the Creative D80 Wireless Speaker
• Plays high quality wireless audio from all compatible stereo Bluetooth* devices including the iPhone, Blackberry, Android phones and tablet computers such as the Creative ZiiO and iPad
• Fast and easy Bluetooth connection
• Powered by mains power supply
• Two 3” full range drivers provide full, dynamic audio
• Available in white with a pink, or blue, or green grille, or black with a black grille
• Integrated AUX-In for connection to other audio devices
*Supports A2DP/AVRCP Profile
Pricing and Availability
The Creative D80 wireless speaker will be available at the online store at www.creative.com/shop from mid May 2011 onwards at the suggested retail price of $49.99.
For in-store availability, please refer to local authorised dealers.
For more information about the Creative D80 wireless speaker, please visit www.creative.com/purewireless.