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Creative T3150 delivers stealthy, 2.1-channel Bluetooth audio on the cheap

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
April 11, 2013
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Bluetooth speakers still tend to revolve around portable designs, but there's been a gradual shift toward traditional-looking speakers that just happen to have short-range wireless as an option. Creative's T3150 is proof positive: while it's an entry-level, 2.1-channel PC speaker on the outside, it stuffs in stereo Bluetooth audio to handle mobile devices in a pinch. Mind you, that's not the only thing Creative is stealthy about. Although the company is willing to say that the T3150 has an Image Focusing Plate to widen the listening sweet spot, there's no mention of the power output; we've reached out for more detail. At prices of £60 and €70 (around $100) for the planned May launch, though, we'd expect a modest amount of wireless audio power.

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CREATIVE T3150 WIRELESS 2.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH BLUETOOTH WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY OFFERS SUPERB AUDIO PERFORMANCE AND GREAT VALUE

Compact Speaker That Plays High Quality Wireless Audio with Compatible Bluetooth Wireless Devices Debuts at the CEP EXPO 2013 in Moscow

Singapore - 11 April 2013 - Creative Technology Ltd today introduced the Creative T3150 Wireless 2.1 speaker system with Bluetooth wireless technology at the CEP EXPO 2013 held in Moscow. This new addition to Creative's comprehensive line up of high performance wireless speakers continues to uphold Creative's long held reputation of merging superior audio performance with great value. Engineered to pump out smooth audio wirelessly, this compact speaker system is designed to meet the needs of music lovers and movie fans alike. It stands out amongst other wireless speakers in the same class, while remaining very competitively priced at GBP59.99.

Compatible with most mobile phones and laptops that feature Bluetooth stereo profile, the Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system offers wireless connectivity in addition to wired connection. It comes with a wired remote control that powers ON/OFF and adjusts volume for ease of use.

The superb audio performance of the Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system is achieved by a stringent and optimized component selection process, precision tuning, as well as Creative's innovative design methodology that features the Creative IFP (Image Focusing Plate) within the compactly-designed satellite speakers. The Creative IFP enables the satellites to deliver a wide acoustic sweet spot with a much improved sonic directivity to the listening area, giving music more focus while preserving tonal accuracy. A custom-tuned, down-firing subwoofer ensures a delightful music listening experience.

Key Features of the Creative T3150 Wireless Speaker System

* 2.1 wireless speaker system designed for use with mobile or laptop with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology
* Creative IFP for satellites with improved sonic directivity and imaging
* Convenient volume and power control via wired remote, providing ease of reach
* Subwoofer features a custom-tuned, down-firing port tube for clean bass
* Technical Specifications
Bluetooth Version : Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Supported Bluetooth profiles : A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)
Supported Codecs : SBC
Operating Range for Bluetooth devices : Up to 10 meters (Measured in open space. Walls and structures may affect range of device)
Stereo Analog Jack (3.5mm)
Satellite Size : 75W x 150H x 90D mm
Subwoofer Size : 184W x 225H x 190D mm










Pricing and Availability

The Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system will be available at the suggested retail price of GBP59.99 at the online store at creative.com, and will be available at selected retailers from early May 2013 onwards.

For more information about the Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system, please visit www.creative.com/speakers.

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