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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Summary: I really wish it would display the album art when it plays the music. Otherwise, it fulfilled everything else I wanted. It was inexpensive, small, good capacity, shuffles quickly, good randomization and sounds great.
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!
Great mp3 player, but no accessories or IPOD compatability
D. Brown, Amazon
4 January 2007
Summary: Keep in mind, I am not a techie. For the price compared to IPOD, this player is great for my basic music storage needs. I just wanted enough gigs for my entire music library and since I am not really concerned about organizing and categorizing everything except for my play lists, this player works...
Summary: I really have only a few observations about this that are less than stellar: Load time is a bit long, because this is based off on an actual disk drive rather than flash memory. Not annoying to me, but some people would find it annoying. As such, boot-up time is somewhat long.
Summary: When I was looking for an MP3 player, I did consider getting an iPod, basically because all the after-market accessories are made for iPods. But the biggest attraction to me to go with the Creative Labs brand is that it has an FM tuner on it.