Creative Return To IFA With The Omni Multi-Room Speaker

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅01.09.2017 17:15:01

Creative have long been audio experts, and this week at IFA are taking another step towards home audio dominance with the announcement of a new portable multi-room speaker system. Named the Omni - a Latin prefix meaning 'all' or 'every' - you can configure multiple units around a house and operate them all through Creative's Sound Blaster InterConnect smartphone app.

Music At Your Fingertips

The Creative Omni supports the popular streaming service Spotify Connect alongside other streaming platforms, with functionality to stream to one or more Omni speakers at once. Additionally, you can also listen to any one of thousands of free internet radio stations via iHeartRadio.

“The possibilities for enjoying music anywhere – even throughout their homes with multiple speakers – are exciting with the Creative Omni. With Wi-Fi and instant access to the internet, users have the potential of accessing millions of songs from service providers like Spotify and iHeartRadio, and experience quality audio playback from a well engineered portable speaker,” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Creative. “Creative Omni also gives users a great level of flexibility in how they listen to their music. With the InterConnect app, multiple smart device users can choose to direct their music stream to a number of Omni speakers placed around the home, or broadcast their music to all speakers simultaneously; which is great for a dinner party, or for playing ambient music all throughout the home.”

Music Mobility - Bluetooth WiFi & Splashproof

The Omni also offers flexibility in the form of Bluetooth wireless connectivity, unchaining it from fixed locations. More active users will be reassured by its IPX4 splash-proof rating, ideal if you're truly on-the-go.

Technical Specifications

Each Creative Omni is equipped with two 1.5" Neodymium drivers and two built-in passive radiators, developing deep bass that belies its compact dimensions. Orienting the speaker horizontally will provide a room-filling experience, whilst a vertical orientation directionally focuses the sound.

Dimensions (L x W x H):- 71.1 x 200.8 x 68.5 mm / 2.78 x 7.9 x 2.7 inches

Connectivity:- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, Aux-in, Micro SD card

Battery Life:- 8 hours (Bluetooth)

Bluetooth Audio Codecs:- AAC, SBC
Wi-Fi / Streaming Codecs:- MP3, WMA, WAV, ALAC, AAC+, FLAC, APE and OGG
MicroSD Player Codecs:- MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Charging Interface:- USB Micro-B, 5V 850mA
Weatherproof Rating:- IPX4
Drivers:- 2 x 1.5” Neodymium drivers, 2 x passive radiators
Software:- Sound Blaster InterConnect app (iOS/Android)

Still More Creative Bluetooth Speakers At IFA 2017

Creative are showcasing a comprehensive range of Bluetooth speakers at IFA 2017, including:

Creative Halo - Powerful portable Bluetooth speaker with light show
Creative Chrono - Powerful Bluetooth speaker with radio alarm clock
Creative iRoar Go - The intelligent 5-driver splashproof portable Bluetooth speaker with SuperWide Technology
Creative MUVO™ 2 and Creative MUVO 2c (now with additional new vibrant colours) - Powerful splashproof Bluetooth speakers that deliver impressive audio with deep bass and supports Stereo Wireless Link

Pricing and Availability

Creative Omni will be available from at the end of October 2017, priced at £109.99.

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