Creative Technology Ltd today announced Creative Nova, a portable Wi-Fi multi-room Smart Speaker powered by Amazon.com's Alexa smart assistant.
Nova is made to complement modern-living has a sleek and minimalistic, design. It is eaturing a Light and Sound Spa, multiple built-in ambient sounds and customizable light pre-sets. These settings include sounds of waves on a beach, gentle rain, soothing instrumental music and many others that work together with specially tuned lighting. Users can also customize audio content and lighting behavior to achieve the effect they want - all supported with the Sound Blaster Interconnect smartphone app, available for iOS devices.
With Amazon Alexa on board, Nova is also a personal assistant, turning on fans or dimming lights or getting weather information from the internet, all with voice commands. Users are also able to broadcast their favorite tunes on popular streaming services such as Spotify Connect, Napster, Pandora and Tidal, and tune in to internet radio stations available from iHeart Radio and Tune-in Radio.
In terms of sound, Nova is packing a 5-driver configuration consisting of dual far-field drivers, a down-firing built-in woofer, as well as two passive radiators.
With its built-in Wi-Fi technology, users can deploy several Novas throughout the house - all connected to a single network. The built-in battery also means that users do not need to tether Nova to a power outlet, even when placing it around the house. Nova also supports Bluetooth, so users can bring it outdoors and use it as a portable speaker.
Creative Nova is available for $149.99
|Weight||1.4 kg / 3.08 lbs|
|Dimension||165x 165 x 283 mm / 6.5 x 6.5 x 11.1 inches|
|IP Rating||IP55 Splashproof & Dustproof|
WiFi 802.11b/g/n: WPA2 (2.4Ghz)
|Microphone||Dual microphone for Alexa / Single omni-directional microphone for Bluetooth|
|Battery Life||Up to 7 Hours*|
|Drivers||2 x Full-range, 2 x Passive Radiator, 1 x Woofer|
|Total System Power||30W|
|Software||Sound Blaster InterConnect App (iOS)|
|Included Accessories||Power Adapter (1.8m), Quick Start Guide|