Excerpt: I believe that in the spirit of deviating from the mundane and adding a little pizazz to the portable media market, Creative designed this, the Mozaic. Its feature set will reveal that it has quite a lot to offer and I can honestly say it does. But is it worth your money? Here’s my take on that. Form Factor The Mozaic is a lightweight player that definitely has a certain cuteness quotient that one has to factor in.
Summary: The Creative Zen Mozaic offers great bang for your buck as far as MP3 players go: get super sound quality, a boatload of features, and a cool interface--all wrapped in a funky design at an ultralow price.
Pros: The Creative Zen Mozaic offers a unique design, great sound quality, and a sweet, customizable interface. It's packed with features such as an FM radio, a voice recorder, a built-in speaker, and photo and video support. The player is also a good value, and video battery life is exceptional.
Cons: The Zen Mozaic lacks dedicated volume controls and it only works with Windows XP and Vista. Videos must be transcoded with the included software.
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: With a curious new take on styling that I firmly believe should be confined to the floors of Roman bath houses the Creative Zen Mozaic has upon its face a mozaic of buttons and colour toned squares that looks more than a little perculiar. Whether or not these devices look the part when witnessed first hand is another matter but once you stuff one into a protective silicone sleeve you will not be able to see any of the mozaic colour toning thus rendering the styling...
Summary: Tough times call for tough measures. With the Apple empire making Julius Caesar's cohort look like a momentary insignificance, Creative had to radically revamp the look of its MP3 spinners to keep the revolution going strong. Rather than enlisting the help of an artist, an architect or a designer though, it seems Creative grabbed a copy of the yellow pages and called its local tiler.