Creative Sound Blaster Wireless ‘for iTunes’ works with other software too


Engadget is not very excited about this new release from Creative, and I have to admit. At $150 it sure doesn’t seem to do very much. Something like the Logitech Squeezebox would seem to be a much better (and more attractive) deal, no?



The company has this week announced immediate availability of its Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes, which essentially functions as a wireless adapter for any pair of regular old speakeroonies. The name is a marketing-inspired misnomer as the device will work with all manner of software, including Windows Media Player, Napster, Rhapsody, LastFM and even YouTube. The relative straightforwardness of this unit is appealing, though we’re skeptical about Creative’s claims of zero signal drop-offs, given that transmissions are done via the already crowded 2.4GHz wireless frequency.