Creative on Friday announced the India launch of its Sound Blaster Roar portable Bluetooth wireless speaker. The Sound Blaster Roar is available exclusively via Amazon India at Rs. 15,999.
The Creative Sound Blaster Roar measures 202x115x57mm, weighs 1.1kg, and comes with active high-frequency top-firing driver and side-firing radiator design, encapsulated in a monocoque endo-skeletal chassis. It comes with dual amplifiers, one for lows and mids, and the other for highs.
Creative says the Sound Blaster Roar also supports high-definition audio codecs of AAC and aptX for high-quality audio over Bluetooth - the codecs are supported by most Android devices, as well as iPhone models. Other built-in features include speakerphone teleconferencing with an integrated microphone, a one-touch voice and music recorder, a microSD slot for mp3 and wma music playback as well as audio recording, a siren, NFC connectivity, and a Bluetooth Link Security Control. It can even double as a Sound Blaster for connecting to a PC or Mac via the USB port. The Sound Blaster Control Panel for PC and Mac helps enable advanced audio processing.
The Sound Blaster Roar can connect to two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously. Link Security Modes include Default Mode (Creative Bluetooth Multipoint Mode) for single users with two Bluetooth devices; Friendly Access Mode for family users with Bluetooth devices that have been paired to the speaker before; and Free-for-All Access Mode, which sets the speaker in always-discoverable mode letting users connect to the device without seeking permission.
The speaker features a dual purpose 6000mAh battery that can be used to charge smartphones and other devices, apart from providing up to 8 hours of continuous audio playback.
"The audio power of the Sound Blaster Roar is simply mind-shattering for its size and precision fidelity," said Wong Hoo Sim, Chairman and CEO of Creative Technology. "To top it off, we are making it available at an irresistible, take-no-prisoners factory-direct price of Rs. 15,999. I believe the Sound Blaster Roar is by far the best portable wireless speaker in its class in the market. It is a no-brainer purchase for anyone who is looking for a powerful and portable wireless speaker."