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Creative Travelsound Notebook 500

Creative Travelsound Notebook 500
alaScore 89

115 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Creative Travelsound Notebook 500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Creative Travelsound Notebook 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Travelsound Notebook 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Creative Travelsound Notebook 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Creative TravelSound i80 review: Creative TravelSound i80

 

Creative TravelSound i80

The Creative TravelSound i80 offers a unique, supercompact design and an integrated iPod dock. It comes with a stand, travel pouch, and power adapter.

The Creative TravelSound i80 suffers from tinny sound and lacks stereo separation. It will not work with any player other than the third-generation iPod Nano.

The Creative TravelSound i80 speaker is a solid option for third-generation iPod Nano owners who value portability and integration over top-notch sound quality.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Michael S. Lasky (wired.com)

Review: Creative TravelSound i

 

An iPod speaker dock? Hey, there's an original idea! Seriously, out of the hundreds of different iPod-ready devices out there, the Creative TravelSound i is...

Lightweight and compact. Great sound from small speakers. Four AA batteries can power the unit for more than 20 hours. Included AC adapter recharges iPod while powering the dock. Full battalion of dock adapters for all iPod models included. Dedicated...

No handle. Included carrying case is basically a thin, flimsy sheath not suitable for transporting anything of value. USB sync cable not included

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (cnet.com)

Creative TravelSound 400 Portable Speaker

 

This sleek and affordable speaker set for any audio player looks good and sounds OK.

We dig the travel-friendly design, the swiveling speakers, and the "enhanced stereo" option of the affordable Creative TravelSound 400.

Unfortunately, the Creative TravelSound 400 offers virtually no low end, and it distorts at high volume levels.

Creative's TravelSound 400 is a snazzy, compact set of travel speakers with an "enhanced stereo" option that manages to make sound seem more spread out--albeit with very little low end.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Don Labriola (pcmag.com)

Creative TravelSound Notebook 500

 

The Creative TravelSound Notebook 500 loads a lot of features into a 10-ounce package.

Gives you a choice of battery, USB, or AC power; clips onto notebook computers; subwoofer output jack.

AC adaptor costs extra; clip won't fit most desktop flat-panel monitors; brittle high end; reduced volume levels when using USB power.

The TravelSound's candy-bar shape, flexible power options, and ingenious LCD-mounting mechanism make it attractive to notebook owners. But others may prefer to sacrifice a bit of volume or portability to find a system with a better tonal balance.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative TravelSound i80

 

A tiny speaker for the iPod nano

Unique style, great battery life

Poor sound quality

The TravelSound i80 is a truly portable iPod nano speaker with a long battery life to suit. Nevertheless, its design and portability are let down by poor quality speakers that ruin the overall experience.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Jesse Sutton (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative TravelSoundi

 

Not even Creative is foolish enough to lock itself out of the iPod market, even if it does have a competing player. It's no surprise, therefore, to se...

Can be powered or battery operated, sound-widening effect, good volume levels, reasonably impressive sound quality for small speakers, subwoofer and video-out ports

Flimsy stand, can't play video from the latest generation of devices

For such a small set of speakers the Creative TravelSoundi has quite a voice. We like the video-out and subwoofer additions, plus the ability to connect any iPod or other audio device. More so, the sound-widening is very impressive.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative TravelSound 400

 

The Creative TravelSound 400 is one of the many portable speaker systems for digital music players floating around on the market. If you're looking fo...

Compact and Portable, Good value, Wide Music Effect

No Included AC Power Charger, Some distortion at high volume, Poor low-end

The TravelSound 400 isn't going to blow you away in terms of sound quality, but for those who travel frequently, it is quite good value for money.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Creative TravelSound i80

 

A tiny speaker for the iPod nano

Unique style, great battery life

Poor sound quality

May, 2008

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com.au)

Creative TravelSound i80 for iPod Nano

 

The Creative TravelSound i80 speaker is a solid option for third-generation iPod Nano owners who value portability and integration over top-notch sound quality.

Unique, supercompact design. Integrated iPod dock. Comes with a stand, travel pouch, and power adaptor.

Suffers from tinny sound. Lacks stereo separation. Will not work with any player other than the third-generation iPod Nano.

A solid option for third-generation iPod Nano owners who value portability and integration over top-notch sound quality.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (cnet.com.au)

Creative TravelSound 400

 

Creative's TravelSound 400 is a snazzy, compact set of travel speakers with an "enhanced stereo" option that manages to make sound seem more spread out -- albeit with very little low end.

Travel-friendly design ; Swiveling speakers ; Enhanced stereo\" option ; Affordable

Virtually no low end ; Distorts at high volume levels

On-the-go types looking to take their tunes anywhere they wish will be pleased with the TravelSound 400; it's portable and attractive, with a feature that makes the sound seem to break out from the unit's small frame.

Dec, 2005

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