Summary: The pocket-friendly Creative Zen Mozaic player is not the most attractive or intuitive player, but it is affordable, and the integrated speaker is a fun way to share music. It’s worth consideration by younger listeners or Windows users looking for a value-price iPod alternative.
Pros: Good sound, Very affordable, Built-in speaker,
Cons: Button layout confusing, Scratch-prone screen, No dedicated volume buttons, Doesnt work with Macs,
Conclusion: Take the Zen WAV and the Zen V Plus, smash them together and you get the Zen Mozaic. While there is nothing new or innovating about the Mozaic, there are moderate improvements in build-quality and design. On the downside, the OLED screen will not impress and the sound quality is pretty weak, but this is somewhat expected for a low priced player. I can’t really hate on the Mozaic, but I cannot give it praise either.
Pros: Sold build quality, Easy to use interface, Lots of useful features
Excerpt: Regrettably, this flash-based media player (which is available in black, gray, or pink) is stronger on style than on substance. We found the Creative Zen Mozaic's buttons unintuitive and its menus needlessly complicated.
Excerpt: There's nothing wrong with having a player that just plays audio. For most people looking for an ultra-portable, that's exactly what they're after, especially if it's cheap. That's why it's so bewildering that Creative 's even bothered building video compatibility into the Zen Mozaic – the screen is so small and, well, rubbish, the whole exercise is a complete waste of time.
Pros: Dinky dimensions and unique design, surprisingly musical performer, superbly simple to operate