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Creative Announces GigaWorks ProGamer G550W 5.1 Speaker System

Creative announced the GigaWorks ProGamer G550W 5.1 speaker system. The new THX-certified product features 2.4GHz technology for wireless transmission to the connected two rear speakers from up to 30 feet away. The GigaWorks ProGamer G550W will be available in March for an estimated street price of US$399.99.

The system uses a small wireless receiver that can be hidden discretely in the rear of the room wherever there is a single power outlet, connected to the two rear speakers.

The GigaWorks ProGamer G550W is based on the popular design and technology of the GigaWorks ProGamer G500. It delivers 310 watts of total RMS power and features a 130-RMS watt wooden subwoofer, with an 8" long-throw driver with twin Flared Dyna-Ports. Each of the five satellite speakers has a 3" full-range driver with a Flared Dyna-Port. Each satellite also features spring clips that give users the flexibility to adjust or substitute wires, plus standard 1/4" -20 connectors for speaker stands or wall-mounting.

An included wireless remote controls total system volume, subwoofer output, and front, rear and center channel levels. The wireless remote can also control play, pause, mute, select tracks, and audio mode on Creative Zen MP3 players.

Besides speakers Creative announced a couple of mice. The Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse, the gaming mouse co-developed for competitive PC gaming with professional gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. The Creative Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse will be available in early 2006 for an estimated street price of $69.99.

The Fatal1ty 2020 Mouse has been designed with a completely new chassis and a host of features, including the 2400cpi HD-Optix laser engine, 5.8 megapixel sensor report rate, custom G-Weight modular weight system (allows users to replace weight modules in a central chamber for better balance), Rapid-Res One-Click Hardware CPI resolution change button (with a color LED readout), SpeedWire zero-oxygen copper wiring and tangle-proof coating and a gold-plated USB plug, zero-resistance Teflon feet. Also present: an ultra-comfortable mouse chassis, rubberized grip points, red and black finish, and an illuminated "Fatal1ty" symbol.

Creative will also release the Fatal1ty 1010 Mouse for casual gamers, featuring a 1600 CPI HD-Optix Engine in early 2006 for an estimated street price of US$49.99.

Source: Creative

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