Roxio Launches First Must-Have iPod Software Suite
The Boom Box™ Enables iPod Owners to Draw More Enjoyment from Their Music Collections and Broaden Their Audio Entertainment
Santa Clara, California (June 9, 2005) — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the world’s leader in digital media software, today launched The Boom Box, a Mac software suite comprised of five premium applications designed to reveal the iPod’s full power and potential. The versatile suite enables iPod users to optimize their music enjoyment by expanding and enlivening their portable music collections and broaden their audio entertainment beyond music to include podcasts and Internet radio broadcasts. In addition, The Boom Box allows users to convert Web pages, emails and other text-based documents into audio files and create their own personal audio books that they can listen to on the go.
“The Boom Box is a smart compilation of excellent tools," said Larry Angell, News Editor of leading iPod resource iPodlounge.com. "Each of the applications offers iPod owners a simple way to add great new content or better organize their existing libraries.”
The Boom Box features two applications that enable iPod owners to rediscover their music collections. CD Spin Doctor® offers a straightforward way to digitize vintage vinyl and tape recordings including powerful features for automatically detecting tracks, removing unwanted noise and enhancing overall sound quality. MusicMagic Mixer™ is a personal, portable DJ. Using sophisticated algorithms, MusicMagic Mixer analyzes acoustic elements of each song in a user’s collection to automatically generate compelling, complementary playlists.
The Boom Box also includes three applications that empower iPod owners to broaden their listening experience. Audio Hijack™ is a powerful component that captures audio from an application in real-time. Users can schedule the recording of a favorite Internet radio show and then listen to it at a time that is most convenient. iPodderX™ makes it easy for users to subscribe to their favorite podcasts and have them automatically delivered to their desktop ready for transfer to their iPod. Covering topics that range from sports to technology and from movies to children’s programming, podcasts offer a distinct alternative to mainstream content. Rounding out the suite is iSpeak It, which makes it easy for users to convert text-based documents such as e-mails or web pages into spoken word audio files or even create their own personal audio books that they can enjoy during their morning commute.
“Roxio will stand out in the thriving market of over 500 iPod accessories that until now has focused largely on personalizing the outside of the device,” said Dave Habiger, president and chief operating officer, Sonic Solutions. “The Boom Box is a versatile suite that focuses on the inside of the iPod and promotes greater music enjoyment and delivers refreshing new audio experiences.”
Pricing and Availability
The Boom Box is available today at (http://www.roxio.com/go/boombox) and will be widely available at retail later this month for a suggested retail price of $49.95 US. The Boom Box includes special discount coupons and offers from Wiley books, Audible.com and Belkin Corporation.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com.
Roxio’s parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users, and technology partners. Sonic’s products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premier solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic’s AuthorScript™, is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, AuthorScript, and The Boom Box are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.