updated 02:55 pm EST, Fri November 10, 2006
Creative TravelSound ZEN V
Creative today announced a new set of portable speakers for its iPod nano-rivaling ZEN V and ZEN V Plus flash music players. The simply-titled TravelSound ZEN V cradles the player securely between two 4-watt speakers, but also adds a unique, extractable radio antenna for boosting the reception of the more advanced ZEN V Plus' built-in FM tuner. Creative also promises rarer expansion options such as a subwoofer input to bolster low-end frequency response and 25 hours of playback time when powered using disposable batteries. With support for both third-party audio through a minijack plug and synchronization through USB, the TravelSound is set to launch in late November for $108 US for Creative's home of Singapore and should be available in North America soon afterwards.