Excerpt: When it comes to compact MP3 players Creative Labs is no slouch. The Creative Zen Stone is the first real iPod Shuffle rival to obtain any foothold in the ultra compact MP3 market. The Zen Stone is perfect for the person on the go, easily fitting in small pockets or on an armband.
Excerpt: You’ll find inner peace through frugality when pulling out your Zen Stone next to someone’s iPod shuffle. This screen-less, matchbook-sized miniplayer stores a gig worth of tunes for ordered or random playback, but sells for half the price of Apple’s wee flash based player.
Conclusion: With a $40 USD price tag, the Creative Zen Stone is a pretty bare MP3 player . Those looking for digital audio players with advanced features like audio enhancement and OGG support will definitely want to look elsewhere, as will those who desire a OSD (on screen display) to control their...
Pros: Quality sound from a budget player; can be used as a USB mass storage device; easy to use
Cons: Cannot play while charging; included earbuds are uncomfortable; where's the software?
Conclusion: The Zen Stone is an extremely basic screenless 1GB MP3 player. Without a screen, Creative added some nice features that allow you to easily and blindly navigate your tunes. The Zen Stone works with all modern operating systems and doubles as a standard data flash drive, making loading music and...
Excerpt: MP3 players seem to be getting smaller and lighter with each new model. Some may lack features or just not have any, but hey, all I want to do is listen to music. What's next – an MP3 player that fits directly into our ears and plays music?
Excerpt: There are plenty of people who are looking for an MP3 player that has a lot of bells and whistles, but there are some who are just looking for a basic one that will offer good music at an affordable price. For those people, Creative Labs has made the Zen Stone.
Conclusion: Functional Features The Creative Zen stone is a simple mp3 player with simple audio playback options. The Zen Stone features 1 GB of storage space along with considerable file transfer time (1 GB in 24 minutes, at least I am satisfied with it).