Singapore-based audio equipment manufacturer Creative has launched the Sound Blaster FRee portable Bluetooth speaker in India at a price of Rs. 7,999. The device is IPX4 splash-resistant, has two neodymium drivers and twin passive radiators to deliver full-range audio, and also features dual-orientation playback for wider stereo imaging when placed horizontally or 360-degree sound when placed vertically.
“In today’s world, it is the norm for everyone to experience all their music from their smart devices and to share moments with family and friends everywhere they go. The Sound Blaster FRee has been designed to fit perfectly into that lifestyle,” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Sound Blaster Audio at Creative. “We’ve taken great pains to include everything you would want in a portable speaker – to enjoy music anywhere, to share music, to take calls and more – and we’re offering it at an amazing price. It’s powerful, lightweight, portable, versatile, has up to 10 hours of battery life, and even splash-resistant. So if you’re looking for an amazing speaker companion to take with you through all occasions, look no further – Sound Blaster FRee is made for every moment.”
The Sound Blaster FRee’s connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, USB, and auxiliary-in. It also comes with a built-in mp3 player for standalone playback from microSD cards with storage capacity of up to 32GB. The device can also double up as a hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone when paired with a smartphone. The speaker weighs about 0.4kg and promises up to 10 hours of playback on a full charge.
Creative also recently launched the SBS E2800 and SBS E2400 powered 2.1 speaker systems in India, and maintains a wide portfolio of audio and video-based components and consumer products.