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The Creative BT-W3 adds high-quality Bluetooth audio to your PS4 or Nintendo Switch

By Hoots the Owl - on 28 Jun 2020, 11:24am

The Creative BT-W3 adds high-quality Bluetooth audio to your PS4 or Nintendo Switch

Note: This article was first published on 22 June 2020.

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Creative has announced the BT-W3, a tiny audio transmitter that supports Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and premium audio codecs like aptX Low Latency and aptX HD. The BT-W3 works with the PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac, so you'll be able to enjoy high-quality Bluetooth audio through your choice of headphones or speakers on all these platforms. 

In total, four different Bluetooth codecs are supported – aptX Low Latency, aptX HD, aptX, and SBC. It even comes with a nifty codec switch that lets you easily select the codec you want with the press of a button, complete with a helpful colour-coded indicator light. This means you can quickly switch between codecs to pick the one that best suits what you're listening to at the moment. While aptX HD is great for high-quality audio signals, aptX Low Latency allows you to enjoy movies and games with latencies as low as 40ms. 

On top of that, the BT-W3 ships with a handy 3.5mm analog mic for voice chat during multiplayer games. You can also make wireless calls with it thanks to support for the Hands-Free profile (HFP). 

The dongle plugs into a USB-C port, but there's also a USB-C to USB-A adapter included. According to Creative, it'll work with any device that streams audio through its USB port that complies with the USB Audio Standard, including your smartphone. If you're concerned about it draining battery, it reportedly draws less than 40mA even when using the most power-intensive codec.

The Creative BT-W3 is available to buy now at Creative's web store at S$59