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Ashley gets creative with Sound Blaster Audigy

Ashley is exhibiting products from Belkin, Toshiba, MSI and Creative at Gitex 2002.

Ashley is exhibiting products from Belkin, Toshiba, MSI and Creative at Gitex 2002.Amongst the new releases, the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card is creating blockages in the aisles. It produces 24-bit/192 kHz DVD-Audio with 106dB signal-to-noise ratio through a 6.1 surround-sound system from Dolby Digital. The Audigy sets a new standard for PC gaming audio. It is one of the best performing PC cards for playback of Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio, and it is the first and only add-in sound card to be THX-certified, one of the most stringent independent performance tests. Also on show is Creative’s Nomad Jukebox 3, a portable MP3 ‘walkman’ with a built-in 20 GB hard disk — enough to download anyone’s entire music collection. Also see the Creative Nomad MuVo. It is a portable device worn around the neck that can be used as an MP3 player and portable storage device and does not require cables or software.And then there is Prodikeys, a new PC keyboard from creative that, aside the usual QWERTY buttons, combines a music keyboard too. To support the launch for this wacky new gadget, Ashley is laying on a little light-relief for weary feet. Every day a performer will be playing the Prodikeys from morning until closing time.

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