OUR VERY well informed sources informed us that Creative Labs is preparing to launch its first surround speaker set.
Whether it is a 5.1 or 7.1 system we’re unsure, but we would suggest the latter
It should be announced and available around CeBIT and we are suggesting that Creative could show those speakers at the Hannover, Germany based show and that it will start shipping them in weeks after the show. Cebit 2006 starts on March the 9th.
It is time to finally move on from “wired speakers” as it is so hard to manage all the cables. It takes ages to do and it is almost impossible to conceal seven cables. I am of course talking about the most extreme case where you have seven cables for seven satellite speakers. If you want one of the best speakers you can get Creative Gigaworks S750 7.1 set that goes perfectly with Audigy 2 or X-Fi Generation of card. Those speakers have the power to make your neigbours mad at you, but they also have the cables. It is the real “bushel” and we do think that wireless is the right way to go.
We heard about wireless speakers some time ago but we didn’t expect to see them soon. If Creative works this out properly, well the days for wired speakers are numbered and we cannot wait to see these new ones. We wonder how Creative Labs plans to power all those satelite speakers but we suspect some kind of battery power. For Serbian guy Nikola Tesla, this was a dream.
News source: Theinquirer