Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Outlier, a powerful feature-rich Bluetooth MP3 headphones with changeable colourful acoustic rings. The headphone is specially designed for urban commuters and health enthusiasts who want to enjoy their music indoors or outdoors, with or without their smartphones. Creative Outlier is extremely lightweight – weighing just 93 grams – and will fit easily into just about any rucksack, tote bag or attaché case. The headphone also comes with useful features for health enthusiasts such as the Pacer Mode to keep track of lap or workout timings.
When worn, the lightweight headphone is designed for comfort and durability – it features an extremely flexible and durable headband construction with soft protein leatherette ear cushions. Customised for Creative Outlier, these soft ear cushions fit snugly on the ears for all day comfort.
The Creative Outlier also allows users to customise the look and feel of the headphones. The Creative Outlier comes in two colours: pristine white or bold black, but allows you to attach a pair of outlandishly coloured acoustic rings around each of the ear cups to personalise them according to your style. Keep the meticulously-tuned acoustic rings on for well-balanced audio with powerful bass. Remove them or replace them with a more acoustically porous alternative like Rainbow Loom® bands for more bass! With six pairs of silicone rubber coloured rings included in the package, you are spoilt for choice in expressing yourself with 30 colour combinations; be it being affectionate, feeling energetic, bold, or just having fun.
The Creative Outlier gives users the flexibility of customising the look of the headphones even further by allowing them to create their own ear cup attachments. For 3D printing aficionados, users can design and 3D-print their own acoustic rings to truly personalise their headphones! Visit creative.com/outlier to download 3D-print designs.
When it comes to audio playback, the Creative Outlier is designed to deliver: it comes with two powerful professionally-tuned 32mm Neodymium drivers. Supporting up to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge†, the headphone also allows you to enjoy your music in 4 ways:
NFC-Enabled Bluetooth 4.1
Integrated with the robust Bluetooth v4.1 and NFC technologies, the Creative Outlier allows smartphone users to connect wirelessly easily and quickly! With NFC, simply tap to pair and you’re all set to enjoy audio, via Bluetooth.
Built-in MP3 Player
The Creative Outlier, with its built-in MP3 player allows users to easily play their favourite tracks from a MicroSD card. Supporting MP3, WMA and WAV formats, you can now enjoy up to 10,000 high quality MP3 tracks^ using a 32GB MicroSD card directly inserted into the headphones.
The Creative Outlier supports pristine digital audio playback from a computer via USB. In addition, you can also customize your audio settings with the free downloadable Sound Blaster software to deliver the best audio profile for music, movies, and games.
Integrated 3.5mm Aux-In
The speaker comes with an integrated 3.5mm aux-in for connections to all other analog audio devices.
The feature-rich Creative Outlier also comes with other useful features:
Buddy: Smart Voice Notifications App
Android™ users can download Creative’s free Text-to-Speech app, Buddy, which reads out notifications or texts, such as SMS, WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and more.
Built-in Pacer Mode: tells total elapsed time and lap time
With a simple push of button(s), the Creative Outlier will announce* the total elapsed time or lap time to track any activity, such as timed circuit trainings, treadmill runs, or when simply walking in the park.
High Definition Voice Calls
The built-in invisible microphone with ClearSpeech™ Engine actively suppresses external noises and digitally enhances speech clarity so that your conversations are loud and clear. Moreover, it is HD Voice-ready**, breathing life into your phone conversations. Creative Outlier supports a battery life talktime of up to 8 hours on a single charge.†
† Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.