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Creative announces new products at CES, claims to take audio experience to new levels

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset

Nobody needs to be reminded of the importance of quality audio where gaming is concerned. This is especially true considering that many gamers usually rely on purpose-built headsets in order to pinpoint specific sounds and noises which will allow them to react accordingly. After all, not being able to hear the slightest hint of footsteps in an FPS usually means the difference between surviving a round and getting knifed in the head.

And with sound playing such an integral role in games, it should come as no surprise that gamers are constantly seeking out the best hardware in order to secure a competitive advantage. This is where Creative’s new wireless gaming headset, the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega, comes in.

At first glance, the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omrega looks nothing more than an ordinary headset, hidden under that unassuming frame is a wide variety of features designed for gamers to take advantage of. Creative claims that the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega requires no additional attachments to function and as all the important functions such as volume and connection buttons integrated to the headset itself. In theory, this will allow gamers to concentrate fully on their immediate task (which is to kill virtual enemies) and not waste time fiddling about with their headsets.

Of course, it is not a Creative headset if it does not feature various technologies designed to bring about better audio quality. Creative has announced that the Tactic 3D Omega sports its immersive audio technology and powerful FullSpectrum™ 50mm
drivers for a superb audio experience, giving the user a complete 3D experience when playing
the new generation of 3D games. Last but definitely not least, the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega is stated to be compatible with the PS3, Xbox 360, Mac and Windows, so users will not have to deal with things such as driver issues on either platform

Creative inPersonHD: HD video conferencing just got a lot better

Internet video conferencing and chatting is probably one of the more popular online activities today, thanks to the rapid growth of high-speed broadband networks and the huge library of video-chatting software available for download. And now that HD-capable devices like television sets are almost considered mainstream, it would make sense that consumers will eventually get bitten by the technology bug and start craving video chats in their HD glory. And Creative has got an answer to that craving with its new inPerson HD device.

To use the Creative inPerson HD system, the user simply places the Creative inPerson HD video
camera on top of an HDTV or HD display, connects it to the set-top box via USB, connects the
set-top box to an HDTV or HD display via an HDMI cable, and then quickly and easily connects
the set-top box to the Internet via a wireless or LAN connection. The system comes with a
compact remote control that allows the user to log into the preloaded Creative inPerson
application. The Creative inPerson HD’s auto focus camera adjusts to the user’s distance from
the HDTV screen or HD display, and the microphones are optimised for the user to sit from two
feet up to ten feet from the Creative inPerson HD video camera mounted on the display. This
allows the Creative inPerson HD system to be used for one-on-one HD video calls or to call with
multiple people in a room as a complete video conferencing system.

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