Feeds

Creative tunes laptop-friendly X-Fi audio enhancer to UK

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

Creative announced its X-Fi ExpressCard laptop sound module in Japan more than a month ago, but it's now confirmed the add-on is coming to the UK.

Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio for notebooks
Creative's SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio...

Dubbed the SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook, the add-in has analogue and digital optical 3.5mm input and output ports, and a proprietary connector that hook up to a bundled 7.1-channel output dongle.

The card incorporates sound tweaking technology that can reconstruct audio detail lost when music is compressed using 'lossy' sound formats like MP3. In April, Creative was smacked on the wrist by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority for claiming the system produces better sound quality than you get off a CD. These days, the company says its technology delivers "crystal clarity".

Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio for notebooks
...and its 7.1-channel output dongle

The SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook also provides a 3D sound enhancement, capable of generating a more spacey sound even from two speakers or a pair of earphones, Creative claimed. And it'll output 7.1 sound, of course - Creative will pitch the product at punters who want to play music and movies on their living room laptop.

The Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook is due to hit shop shelves at the and of the month. It'll be priced at around £60.

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.