Creative introduces a new MP3 player, the ZEN X-Fi3, follow-up to the X-Fi2, with Bluetooth connectivity. The new compact players features a 2-inch LCD display with touch-buttons. It supports, in addition to MP3, WAV, WMA, Audible 4, the FLAC lossless audio format as well as iTunes Plus – also known as unprotected AAC (.m4a). With Bluetooth support, the player can connect with Bluetooth-enabled headphones and speakers for wireless music playback.
As a X-Fi player, the new ZEN features X-Fi Crystalizer for restoring lost details and the X-Fi Expand for most natural sound staging. The X-Fi3 also has built-in apt-X codec that enables superior wireless Bluetooth transmission when ZEN X-Fi3 is used with Bluetooth headphones and speakers with apt-X codec support. The unit comes with 8GB or 16GB internal storage and supports microSD/SDHC cards.
Creative’s new MP3 player also comes with built-in microphone for voice recording, built-in speakers, and FM radio. It also supports JPEG images files and WMV9, MPEG4-SP, AVI (DivX4/5, XviD) video playback. There is video output connector.
The Creative ZEN X-Fi3 will be available in Europe in October for GBP89.99 for 8GB and GBP109.99 for 16GB.