For those who don't want to go to all the trouble of running wires out to a fancy rock speaker in the garden, Creative has a solution: the $199 Sound Blaster Wireless Rock Speaker.
Creative says the Wireless Rock Speaker is a "high-quality stereo speaker encased in a granite-rock-like exterior," and is designed to "withstand moderate weather conditions so it doesn't have to be brought in every time it rains." In other words, the speaker isn't entirely weather-proof, but it seems to be water-resistant.
Alas, the Wireless Rock is not a Bluetooth speaker … Read more
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Creative is hitching its wagon to Bluetooth in its bid to differentiate itself in this crowded speaker accessory category and is in the process of releasing several Bluetooth-enabled iPod speaker options, including the D200 ($130).
There really isn't a whole lot to this speaker. It's rather compact, measuring 3.9 inches high by 15.9 inches wide by 3.7 inches deep, and has a nice heft to it, weighing in at 3.6 pounds. Unlike the wraparound speaker grille of its step-up sibling, the $300 ZiiSound D5, this model only has cloth on the front of the … Read more
As the iPhone-iPod audio docking systems move into a more mature phase, Creative is hitching its wagon to Bluetooth in a bid to differentiate itself in this crowded category. Bluetooth compatibility allows the wide range of A2DP devices--which includes iPhones, iPads, recent iPod Touch models, most recent smartphones, and many PCs--to stream audio wirelessly to the speaker. On the PC speaker side, Creative has the $130 Inspire S2 Bluetooth system, and now the company has bulked up its audio line with several Bluetooth-enabled iPod speaker options, including the ZiiSound D5, a higher-end model that retails for $300.
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Adobe Systems, which is betting on a strong upgrade cycle for its Creative Suite, delivered solid second-quarter earnings and an upbeat outlook. The company added that sales of its latest Creative Suite should be strong through 2010 and into 2011 as large customers upgrade.
The company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $148.6 million, or 28 cents a share, on revenue of $943 million, up 34 percent from $704.7 million a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were 44 cents a share. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 42 cents a share on revenue of $905 million.