Another day, another headset – but today’s is a little bit different and it’s by legendary PC soundcard maker, Creative! The Hitz WP380 headset features something called ShareMe Technology, which basically boils down to the ability to sync BlueTooth devices and even allows you to share the audio to another WP380 headset! Genius. I can remember listening to music with my best friend in the endless hours in the back of his Dad’s car, driving to our holiday destination. There’s only so much two 12 year old lads can talk about on an 8hr car journey, so we used to listen to music through his special Walkman that had TWO headphone jacks. That was amazing back in the day, sadly though, Ben’s taste in music was somewhat shoddy and usually ended up with him putting on something ludicrous like 2 Unlimited…sigh. The real problem however, was that we’d have to be reasonably close to each other, proximity wise in order for our headphones to reach, not nice.
The WP380 headphones may not be able to change someone’s music taste but they can negate the need for being close to each other in a sweaty, hot car!
Creative Introduces Hitz™ WP380 – High Performance Wireless Headset with ShareMe Technology
Groundbreaking Technology Enables Sharing of Audio Wirelessly Between Two ShareMe-Enabled Creative Headsets from a Single Mobile Device
SINGAPORE – September 5, 2013 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Hitz™ WP380 wireless headset – the latest addition to the new and fun Creative Hitz series of headsets. This Bluetooth wireless headset with the all-new ShareMe technology and built-in Near Field Communication Connectivity (NFC) will debut at IFA Berlin at the Creative exhibit 110 in Hall 3.2, Messe Berlin from September 6 – 11.
Groundbreaking Technologies in a Mainstream Headset
While the Creative Hitz WP380 belongs to the company’s mainstream lineup of headsets, it contains much of the advanced technologies found in Creative’s premium Aurvana lineup.
The all-new ShareMe technology allows two listeners of ShareMe-enabled Creative wireless headsets to easily link the two headsets wirelessly to a single smart device, and share their audio content simultaneously. This is ideal for simultaneous listening to music, an audio book, a podcast, or for watching a movie together during a long commute.
Engineered to produce dynamic audio reproduction with extended bass, the Creative Hitz WP380 also incorporates a dazzling array of other groundbreaking technological features that make it a perfect wireless companion for the iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android smart phones and other smart communication devices. These compelling features include Tap & Play Near Field Communication connectivity and support for advanced Bluetooth codecs. The headset’s Creative Multipoint connectivity allows for simultaneous connections to two smart devices, such as to a smartphone and a tablet. With these advanced capabilities, the Creative Hitz WP380 is one of the most feature-packed wireless headsets in the market.
The headset’s high performance 34mm Neodymium magnet drivers ensure exceptional audio quality while a built-in “invisible microphone” works with the ClearSpeech Engine to suppress external noise and digitally enhance speech clarity for phone calls. With its fold-flat design allowing it to fit into a bag or a purse, the Creative Hitz WP380 packs huge performance into a compact, portable on-ear design.
In line with Creative Hitz series’ refreshingly new design theme, the Creative Hitz WP380 sports a striking finish and the same unique triangular design on each of its ear cups.
Creative Hitz WP380 – High Performance Wireless NFC Headset with ShareMe Technology
Tap & Play NFC Technology and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity
Dynamic 34mm Neodymium drivers for excellent dynamic response and deep bass
Multipoint Connectivity – Pairs and connects to two wireless devices at the same time
Share entertainment wirelessly with another ShareMe-enabled Creative wireless headset
ClearSpeech Engine for enhanced voice calls
HD Voice-ready – Delivers more life-like conversations
Vast wireless audio codec support: aptX®, AAC and FastStream
Voice announcements for connectivity and battery level statuses
Works even when the battery is flat via the bundled audio cable
Includes soft travel pouch, USB charging cable and detachable audio cable
Pricing and Availability
The Creative Hitz WP380 wireless headset is priced at GBP89.99 and is slated for availability in October 2013 at creative.com, and will be available at selected retailers.
For in-store availability, please refer to local authorised dealers.
For more information about the Creative Hitz WP380 wireless headset, please visit uk.creative.com/new/headphones