Reviews and Problems with Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra
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Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 30 GB MP3 Player
12 October 2014
Excerpt: The Nomad Jukebox is a good alternative to an iPod if you are looking to save money and don’t particularly care about the size. Nicknamed by some the “iBrick”, the Nomad Jukebox is a rather chunky mp3 player, available in 30, 40, and 60 gigs, available for about …
Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music. These devices are anything but one-size-fits-all. First, there's the question of design.
Summary: I bought the Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB player in May 2005. I have used it constantly since then - at home, in the car, traveling, camping trips. I have nearly my entire CD collection - over 10,000 songs. The fidelity is excellent and the battery life is still 12+ hours. The replacable battery feature is great - I bought an extra battery and fully charge both before going camping where I won't have electricity available.
Excellent alternative to that other "high end" portable MP3 player.
15 June 2006
Summary: Originally written July 24, 2005. Well, this is the 3rd Creative product I have purchased and I'm just as satisfied. I was pondering getting this, the Creative Zen Micro 5GB MP3 Player, or the Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player. I actually slept on the Zen 40 gig when it was under $200.00. Not this time, I got the 30 gig for $180.00 and I'm very happy. Other than not having a Radio, it has the features that make or break a MP3 player.
Summary: I bought mine over a year ago and I have been using it in dance parties. So far, no problems. I read several reviews complaining about the operational system. What most people do not know is that manufactures usually release several upgrades for OSs and firmware and we need to apply them. I applied all upgrades and it has been working very well. Pros: Cost per gigabyte is away better then ipod. Sound quality is good. Fast to upload/download songs.
Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra is a star performer
Dudley "morgan56", Amazon
18 January 2006
Summary: I have been very pleased with this product. It comes as "advertised" with cables, instructions, ear-buds, case, charger. The sound is excellent (with earbuds or connected to a speaker). Operation is easy and the instructions are very helpful. Downloading music, other mp3 audio files (books) and audio books from Audible.com work easily. Battery life is excellent (once you charge completely two or 3 times).
Summary: Well, I bought this player way back in June this year, and since there were plenty of reviews of bad happenings with this player, I waited until now to submit a review. So, this player is pretty big. That really doesn't bother me though, I think its great, compared to the CD and cassette players of yesterday. I bought this player because it offered the most for the cost, including the size.
Summary: I had the previous version of this MP3 player but it broke when it flew off my dashboard when I hit an uneven railroad crossing doing 70 in a huge van. I almost broke my neck so I wasn't really surprised when the Zen Jukebox MP3 player broke. I had dropped it several times before (biking, running, dancing, etc) and it had a lot of good falls and I was amazed that it didn't break earlier.
Summary: Having given 4 of these players as gifts, it is disheartning to have all of them to require service within 6-8 months. Total lack of quality and reliablity, plus customer service that really suks. Wish I had looked else where for players.
iPod Killer - less money - great sound - a MUST buy!!!
J. Kern "jkern35", Amazon
17 October 2005
Summary: I consider myself well versed in the language of portable mp3 players as i've had quite a few since they hit the market, begining back in college. After using several types (iriver, rio, ipod, creative, olympus, etc...) i can honestly say that I've found the unit that i've been longing for that met each piece of criteria i had. This unit not only meets my expectations, it exceeds them! Truth be known, I did have an ipod and was very happy with my purchase.