Summary: Sure, you can spend 500$ and get an ipod with a million gigabytes of storage that plays movies and does the dishes for you, but why the hell would you do that? This is a simple, no nonsense MP3 player, with the standard interface and options. It can also view photos, apparently, but why would anyone bother to do that? I wanted something that plays mp3s with enough space to hold all my music, and this fits the bill.
Summary: As I started searching for a mp3 player to replace my aging Creative Zen Micro Photo, which I've owned for the last six years, I started with the big names like Zune and iPod, but the obtrusive software they use turned me off. Regular Windows Media Player works great for me with out dragging my system down. Then I went to Sony, but their Walkman didn't give me the ability to create playlist on the fly, something I love and need.
Summary: I purchased this unit used on Ebay in 2011 - 6 years after it was manufactured. It's still a pretty solid little player. The name "Sleek" is very misleading though. I'm currently waiting on a replacement battery to arrive as the current one gets around 5 hours when continuously playing music. Touch pad is a bit awkward but works just fine. Very good audio quality... decent electronic components so to speak.
Summary: Large screen, durable little player. Slight difficulty in creating files and transferring MP3's. Large buttons for selections except middle slide is touchy! It takes awhile to get used to this. If you're selecting a file for play it may pick the wrong one when your finger leaves the pad too soon. Would prefer a roller wheel for file selection. The look and feel of this player is high quality for sure! All in all great value for the money! a B+ Recomended!
Paul M. Wright "reader writer bubble butt biter", Amazon
22 February 2009
Summary: I have to believe that the negative reviews on this product are due to operator error. My used sleek showed up w/1600 songs on it. I plugged it into my laptop which recognized it immediatly. I deleted most of the songs(sorry brittney and J-Lo) and loaded my library (you know,with good music). I could not be happier. Good battery life.
Summary: I really have fell in love with this mp3 player. It took me a week or so, but it turns out that it is much hardier than other mp3 players I have had. It is reliable. I know I can always count on it. I do wish that it was easier to delete photos, but that is really the only annoyance I find with it.
Summary: I bought this because i wanted a cheap alternative to the Ipods. This worked great and has not frozen on me once so far, which is a nice change from the Dell Jukebox that I tried...twice. The only thing that i can think of that is a negative about this is that the scroll is VERY sensitive and that can be a pain sometimes. But on the whole this is a great MP3 player.
Summary: I find it interesting that folks spend so much time knocking the Creative UI, and pile the usual 'whoppies' on Apple for it UI. I find it interesting because Apple had to settle suit with Creative over patent infringement; the issue - the iPod menu is based on the Creative menu. Apple went to Creative to co-develop the iPod, Creative said NO (somebody at Creative must have suck on a bullet for that decision), so Apple 'borrowed' the UI.
Summary: After some few mistakes I was able to learn the navigation system, which is not that obvious. I was unable to find how to download a video yet, although I am not that keen on having it. Good performance at a reasonable price. The human interface needs some inprovement. I guess, after playing with an iPod, everything seems more challenging.
Summary: Ya. I like my Creative Zen Sleek. It's really easy to use, it's pretty compatible with my music server that I use, and it's got a cool design. I like that I can put pictures on it, so I can carry the pictures I like with me to show other people. Over all I enjoy it!