TheDuke stuurde een link naar deze press release van Creative Labs, waarin de Nomad Jukebox en Nomad II MG MP3 players worden aangekondigd. De Nomad Jukebox heeft het formaat van een normale CD speler en brengt space voor 6Gig aan MP3'tjes:
The Creative NOMAD Jukebox is a USB, multi-format portable audio player/recorder. This new light-weight (14oz.) digital audio player, in the size of a CD disc player, features high capacity storage capabilities with 6GB of built-in storage that holds an entire music collection (over 150 albums) or up to 2,600 hours of spoken word. It features a Line-In for analog recording from external sources and dual Line-Out connections ideal for connecting a four-speaker system such as Cambridge SoundWorks, Inc.'s FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital. Unlike other hardware-based solutions, the NOMAD Jukebox also features an onboard real-time digital signal processor (DSP) for superior audio playback and customization. A Headphone-Out jack supports headphone spatialization and equalizer effects. This SDMI-capable portable digital audio player supports multiple formats including MP3, WMA and WAV file formats. Unlike other hardware-based solutions, the NOMAD Jukebox also features an onboard real-time effects processor for superior audio playback and customization. The NOMAD Jukebox also supports downloadable features including new effects algorithms, security features, and auto playlist generators. [break] De Nomad II MG is de opvolger van de Nomad portable MP3 player en heeft een ingebouwde FM tuner. Standaard wordt 64Mb flash memory meegeleverd, wat dankzij het SmartMedia slot kan worden uitgebreid tot 128Meg: [/break] Like its predecessor, the Creative NOMAD, the NOMAD II MG is encased in a compact, sleek magnesium case for extreme durability and a professional look and feel. The NOMAD II MG is the first digital audio device to boast time compression/expansion implementation for interactive speed control playback of voice recording, a key feature for the mobile professional. In addition, the NOMAD II MG includes a FM tuner with preset support and voice-record capabilities for storing up to four hours of dictation, messages or personal notes. A bundled docking station provides users with cable-free desktop connectivity and recharges batteries. The NOMAD II MG also comes with an electro-luminescent (EL) backlit LCD increasing the quality of viewing anywhere it is taken.
The classic design of this portable USB digital audio player comes with 64MB of flash memory onboard with an open SmartMedia(TM) slot for additional memory that can bring the total user-accessible memory to 128MB or two hours of music. In addition to being SDMI-compliant capable, the NOMAD II MG has adjustable bit-rate and multi-codec support.