Tagged: Creative

Creative EP-830 Packaging 0

Creative EP-830 Headphones

The Creative EP-830 is a mid-range price set of in-ear headphones. I’ve previously reviewed their Aurvana In-Ear2 which is at the high end so this will provide a useful comparison. Unfortunately, between both reviews I have been spoilt by, what I believe, are the best headphones I’ve owned – the free set that came with my Samsung Galaxy S2. They lack higher end detail but have plenty of base and are ideal for music listening. The EP-830 comes in a...

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Creative ZiiSound DSx

The ZiiSound DSx is a complimentary wireless sub-woofer for the excellent D5x speakers. With a width and height of 22cm, a depth of 29cm and a weight of over 4.6 kg it’s not overly huge but, at the same time, will certainly remain noticeable. In matt black with cloth speaker covers it’s understated. There are 2 circular cloths on the sides – these are the “pressure drivers” – and one square cloth covering the whole of the front (the “master...

Firmware update for the Creative ZiiO 7 0

Firmware update for the Creative ZiiO 7

Hots on the heels of the 2.2 update to the ZiiO, Creative have released a firmware update with various improvements and bug fixes. Changes include… Adds support to enable you to display ZiiO tablet’s screen on a TV or Display Monitor via HDMI. Adds a feature to let you save contact information of friends and associates. Includes function for Skype® voice chat. Supports Creative’s Over-The-Air firmware update application that automatically pushes updates to your ZiiO via Wi-Fi. Ability for user...

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Creative ZiiSound D5x

The ZiiSound D5x is an enhanced version of the D5, which I reviewed last year. At the time I praised its sound quality and looks. Well, with the D5x, none of that has changed – it looks and sounds just as good. What that extra letter on the end means, however, is that it now has an ability to link, via Bluetooth, to other D5x speakers and even to an optional sub-woofer (the DSx). In fact you can have 3...

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Creative ZEN Style M300

The Creative ZEN Style M300 is the latest MP3 player from Creative. Boasting a small size, budget price but some big features, it looks to be a promising option for those who don’t want everything Apple branded. The M300 is obviously competing with the likes of the iPod Nano for size, measuring a sleek 55.2 x 44.2 mm and just 12.6 mm deep. The screen is a 1.45″ TFT with 128×128 pixels and displaying 262K colours. I have the white...

Creative Vado HD 0

Creative Vado HD 8GB – a pocket video camera for less than £60

The pocket video camera Creative Vado HD is available from Amazon at the price of £55.90 (P&P of £4.23). It has garnered quite a few positive reviews. Even the negative points, however, can be ignored when you consider the current selling price – it has a RRP of £179.99! It has 8GB of memory (not expandable, but enough to hold 2 hours of video), records at 720p resolution, a 2″ screen, HDMI connection and a built-in USB connector. It comes...

Creative ZiiO Android 2.2 Update 0

Creative ZiiO Android 2.2 Update

The day has finally arrived and Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available for download for the Creative ZiiO 7″! Downloadable from the Creative website, it’s a 119MB file which is installed like any other app – this download includes both the Android update plus ZiiO firmware updates. Download links are at the bottom of this post. According to Creative the changes are as follows… Upgrades the OS from Android 2.1 (Eclair) to Android 2.2 (Froyo). Adds support for Text-To-Speech. Adds the new Recovery...

Creative Competition – a winner has been picked! 0

Creative Competition – a winner has been picked!

The competition to win a pair of the excellent Creative WP-300 Bluetooth headphones closed on Sunday. And we have a winner… Kristie Shuttleworth from Leeds Congratulations to Kristie – your headphones are on the way!

Creative ZiiO Android 2.2 update 0

Creative ZiiO Android 2.2 update

Creative have announced availability of Android 2.2 on their ZiiO tablets. Current Creative ZiiO 7” owners will be able to enjoy a free upgrade via support.creative.com or at ZiiO Space portal creative.com/ziiospace/ found on their tablets, beginning 25 March 2011. From today onwards, all new 7″ units shipping will have Android 2.2. The Creative ZiiO 10” is expected to ship with Android 2.2 by April 2011. New features of Android 2.2 are: Install apps either using on-board memory or external...