Creative launches Bluetooth headphone set
Stuck for something to buy for Christmas for your music-loving, motorhoming other half or grandkids? Keep the peace in the camper by giving the gift of headphones. Creative Technology has announced the Creative Outlier, a powerful feature-rich Bluetooth MP3 headphones with changeable colourful acoustic rings. The headphone is specially designed for those who want to enjoy their music indoors or outdoors, with or without their smartphones. Creative Outlier is extremely lightweight – weighing just 93 grams – and will fit easily into just about any rucksack. The headphone also comes with useful features for health enthusiasts such as the Pacer Mode to keep track of lap timings when cycling.
The lightweight headphone features a flexible and durable headband construction with soft protein leatherette ear cushions. Customised for Creative Outlier, these soft ear cushions fit snugly on the ears for all day comfort.
The Creative Outlier also allows users to customise the look and feel of the headphones. It comes in two colours: pristine white or bold black, but allows you to attach a pair of outlandishly coloured acoustic rings around each of the ear cups to personalise them according to your style. Keep the meticulously-tuned acoustic rings on for well-balanced audio with powerful bass. Remove them or replace them with a more acoustically porous alternative like Rainbow Loom bands for more bass! There are six pairs of silicone rubber coloured rings included in the package.
The Creative Outlier gives users the flexibility of customising the look of the headphones even further by allowing them to create their own ear cup attachments. For 3D printing aficionados, users can design and 3D-print their own acoustic rings to truly personalise their headphones! Visit creative.com/outlier to download 3D-print designs.
When it comes to audio playback, the Creative Outlier comes with two powerful professionally-tuned 32mm Neodymium drivers. Supporting up to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge, the headphone also allows you to enjoy your music in 4 ways:
NFC-Enabled Bluetooth 4.1
Integrated with the robust Bluetooth v4.1 and NFC technologies, the Creative Outlier allows smartphone users to connect wirelessly easily and quickly.
Built-in MP3 Player
The Creative Outlier, with its built-in MP3 player allows users to easily play their favourite tracks from a MicroSD card. Supporting MP3, WMA and WAV formats, you can now enjoy up to 10,000 MP3 tracks using a 32GB MicroSD card directly inserted into the headphones.
The Creative Outlier supports pristine digital audio playback from a computer via USB. In addition, you can also customize your audio settings with the free downloadable Sound Blaster software to deliver the best audio profile for music, movies, and games.
Integrated 3.5mm Aux-In
The speaker comes with an integrated 3.5mm aux-in for connections to all other analog audio devices.
The feature-rich Creative Outlier also comes with other useful features:
Buddy: Smart Voice Notifications App
Android users can download Creative's free Text-to-Speech app, Buddy, which reads out notifications or texts, such as SMS, WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and more.
Built-in Pacer Mode: tells total elapsed time and lap time
With a simple push of button(s), the Creative Outlier will announce the total elapsed time or lap time to track any activity, such as timed cycle laps or when simply walking in the park.
High Definition Voice Calls
The built-in invisible microphone with ClearSpeech Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech. Moreover, it is HD Voice-ready.