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.
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).
Summary: It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true then Creative is clearly in undying love with Apple – and it's not hard to see which of its players the new Zen Stone is here to challenge.