Creative today introduced an entirely new category of portable speakers with the introduction of the Creative TravelSound™ Notebook 500, which attaches directly to a notebook PC screen. Now anywhere a notebook PC is in use, the TravelSound Notebook 500 speaker system can provide audio quality for MP3 and DVD movie playback that is far superior to integrated notebook audio. Ideal for business or leisure travel, the lightweight, portable TravelSound Notebook 500 speaker system is now available at major online and retail stores for only US$99.99.

“Creative has pioneered several new speaker categories, including travel speakers under the TravelSound brand, which today commands the number one market share,” said Mala Sharma, director of product marketing for Creative Labs, Inc. “Now we have introduced an entirely new category by introducing a speaker system that attaches directly to the notebook PC screen. With the TravelSound Notebook 500, any notebook PC can become a full entertainment system, for great-sounding MP3 music and DVD movies.”

Designed to match notebook screens and to eliminate desktop clutter, the sleek, compact TravelSound Notebook 500 weighs a mere ten ounces. The system’s eight-inch length provides excellent audio separation between left and right channels. The TravelSound Notebook 500 features titanium microdrivers for superior audio quality and clarity, when compared to integrated notebook PC audio or speakers with aluminum or paper drivers.

The TravelSound Notebook 500 can be powered through any of three sources: USB cable, universal power adapter, or AAA-batteries, for optimal flexibility for home or travel. A battery-powered TravelSound Notebook 500 offers an industry-leading playback time of more than 30 hours.

Pricing and Availability

The Creative TravelSound Notebook 500 is now available at retail and for an estimated street price of only US$99.99. For more information about the TravelSound line of speakers, visit