Excerpt: For a few years now I have owned a Creative Zen Touch MP3 player and I have been more than satisfied with this product. I bought it as it has a big capacity (40 Gig) and I was able to upload most of my compact discs when I went on a four week holiday to Australia. I didn’t want to be without my music collection and with the Zen Touch it was very easy to carry around the equivalent of about 60 albums with me wherever I went.
Summary: I love this unit, the only thing that the package lacked was the user manual. Fortunately you can download the user manual. Otherwise, its a great unit and a lot of bang for the buck. Who needs to pay for an I-Pod if all you want is music!
Summary: We bought the creative touch (40 gb) and an ipod video 30gb (recently). Also purchased the muvo and the toshiba gigabeat. The gigabeat died within a few days. The muvo is great for a flash player. But the ipod has some real problems. The creative is better than the ipod for us because of file sharing and file backups. The ipod will attach to ONE COMPUTER ONLY and it KNOWS if you try to get it to work with another. This caused us a lot of grief when we switched computers.
Summary: Last Christmas I bought this for myself because I really wanted an mp3 player and after doing some online research, this one proved to be the best deal for me. The thing I, as well as everyone else, love is the battery life. For me, the battery lasts about 22-24 hrs. I use it at work (I work in a loud print shop) and I only have to charge it every 3 days. The only thing that was a negative were the earplugs that came with it.
Summary: This is by far one of the best mp3 players on the market. I've had my player for a little over 5 months, and it works great. The battery life is tremendous. After months of abuse, I still get about 20-21 hours of life with 1 charge. Amazing. Friends who have had their iPods for about a year (Christmas presents) are already experiencing battery life reduction, from 12 hours to 7 at the MOST. So in about a year's time, they've seen the battery life shrink by almost 50%.
Zen touch best value and least headache for the money
Travis Dasher, Amazon
21 November 2005
Summary: So let me start out by saying that this was NOT my first choice in MP3 players. I bought the Sony HD5, and after a suprisingly painless download of the SOnic Stage music software, I began to import my Windows Media files and once that was done I transferred my music to the player. No problem. Boy was I wrong.
Summary: I've had my player for about a year now, and I love it. I was very very picky when I considered buying an MP3 player too. I was going to go with an iPod just because they get such good reviews, but I'd used one before and I wasn't a fan of the controls, plus they were expensive, and they have that ridiculous headphone jack that is designed only to fit "apple compatible" headphones.
Summary: The *concept* of a hard disk walkman is fantastic. I've owned cassette Walkmen, MP3 players, CD Walkmen, Minidiscs, and all seemed like a good idea at the time and but all I gave up on in short order as being just too high maintenance, too fiddly and too painful to use. Not the Zen Touch. (Though this comment applies as well to competition). Now, with the Zen Touch, I am back in touch with records I haven't listened to for fifteen years. I feel young again.
Great player with a few quirks, just don't drop it...
Ron Eglentowicz "Geek, and proud of it.", Amazon
15 October 2005
Summary: I owned the Creative Zen Touch for a many months with excellent operation. There was only 2 system/disk lockups that happened during the hundreds of hours of operation. The battery life is the best I have seen in any portable music device. The long term drawback is that it is not user replaceable. The Zen Touch is slightly larger and heavier than other similar devices, but tolerable. Screen was monocolor, but didn't detract from the overall experience.
Summary: Great sound, compact size. Very easy-to-use software and downloading. I could rip CDs and download them almost as fast as I could select them.
The only thing I do not like is the unnecessarily sensitive touchpad. It's too easy to overnavigate, and that's enough to keep this from being a 5.