Creative ships ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth speaker
Creative's new flagship wireless speaker is now shipping for $299.
Images of Creative Labs' new Bluetooth speaker, the ZiiSound D5, have been floating around the Web for the past few months, but the product is now officially available.
Creative is calling the D5 "the flagship" model in its line of wireless speaker systems, which includes the
For a limited time, Creative is bundling both a Bluetooth USB transmitter for your laptop or desktop computer and a transmitter for iPods (except for the Shuffle), iPhones, and iPads. We don't know when the deal expires, but eventually, Creative will only include the Apple transmitter and the USB transmitter will be an optional $39.99 accessory.
Of course, you can also connect to the speaker via your device's built-in Bluetooth; however, according to Creative, the dongle makes connecting to the speaker slightly easier and it improves the speaker's sound quality. It's important to note that the D5 has an integrated iPod dock for charging your Apple mobile devices. That's unusual for a Bluetooth speaker system.
Creative did a good job with the Inspire S2 system, which we rated highly (read full review