"..Creative Technology today announced two new additions to its growing family of Personal Digital Entertainment (PDE) products, the NOMAD Jukebox and NOMAD II MG. Building on the success of Creative's NOMAD and the anticipation of the NOMAD II portable digital audio devices, the NOMAD Jukebox and NOMAD II MG players will be available to consumers in Q2 of this year. The NOMAD Jukebox and NOMAD II MG include USB support, are programmable and both support multiple compressed audio formats including MP3 and WMA file formats.
Creative NOMAD Jukebox
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.
Creative NOMAD II MG
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.."