Summary: The product arrived on time and was packaged well. Unfortunately, the product didn't boot up even after charging for hours. I'm retuning this back for some SONY. FYI, I own the first generation creative zen and it's been over 4 years now that I have it, to date it has had no problem. Period. It's the best music player ever.
Summary: I had a Zen mini for years that was great. This player was a huge disappointment. And the software is a complete mess. The registration "gentle reminder" was in an infinite loop, the solutions didn't work until I figured out to take creative out of the startup programs. That also helped with the other worse problem, a process that I found in task manager that was using 25% of my CPU even when the program wasn't running.
Summary: The best news is that this player DOES remember where you left off within the track when you shut down the player. It even remembers it after plugging the player into the computer. Because of this, and because of the "track once" play mode, for many people this player will be a good choice for audio books. Problems: --It has trouble deleting albums and tracks. It pretends to delete them, and then doesn't. Rebooting usually solves the problem.
Summary: This is one of the worst electronic products I own for two reasons. I had the old Creative Zen player and loved it. It was fast, stored thousands of songs, and was easy to use. I thought I would stick with Creative because I had a good experience with them. I read some of the mediocre reviews and still gave it a try. So, reason 1...I had to send the first player back because it did not create playlists.
Summary: I am seriously disappointed with this product. I'm a Mac user and bought it for my fiance after finding the new Ipod nano unsuitable. It looked good to start with, until I discovered none of their software will work on a Mac. Then, we couldn't get it to work on my fiance's PC. Annoying, but I could still drag and drop mp3s to it from my or her computer and it would play them, so I decided to limp along and not return the product. Big mistake.
Summary: Two weeks after I bought the Zen 300 Style, I am already having serious problems. The player functions but when I try to open a playlist, the "Please wait..." screen comes up, and freezes there for hours until I push the reset player. I emailed creative support (submitted a support request online) and they told me to update the firmware and let them know if it helps.
Summary: I wasn't happy with my Zen Style from the start. Couldn't register, just wouldn't do it. Menu system is foolish. Music quality, just OK. I lost it. Now I continue to get a message to register, but I no longer have the Zen. My PC is locked up from bootup. The routine to register loops on the PC. It demands I plug in the Zen! Expensive PC now useless to me over a $60 Zen.My Task Manager will no longer open. Unistalled everything Creative, I could find. No luck.