Conclusion: Overall, the Creative Zen V Plus is a very satisfying and reasonably priced device for mainstream consumers. It is jam-packed with features, and though the photo and video functions aren't particularly impressive, the audio features are sure to please.
Pros: Lots of features. Very good audio quality. Cute design. Easy to operate and navigate. Good on-device file and playlist management features, including letter and keyword search.
Cons: OLED screen isn't very sharp, and color isn't accurate. Interface is sometimes sluggish. Video conversion and transfer require proprietary software. No power scrolling or scroll acceleration.
Summary: Kids and teens will love its curvy design and simple interface, and audiobook fans will enjoy the long battery life and Audible support -- overall, an excellent, lightweight little player for the price
Pros: Battery life; FM radio; Audible support; simple interface; small size; line-in recording.
Cons: Lack of support for other video formats; plastic casing.
Excerpt: True to its name, the Creative Zen V Plus (ZVP) is literally the "plus" version of the Zen V flash-based digital audio player. The ZVP has all of the features of the V . . . plus an FM tuner and video support.
Conclusion: The Zen V is not a leap in innovation; it is very similar to the rest of Creative’s Zen line of MP3 players with subtle and incremental improvements. Overall I am really happy with the Zen V / Zen V Plus.
Pros: Easy Interface, Dedicated Volume Buttons, Scratch Resistant Design, Great Form Factor
Cons: No UMS Music Transfer, Windows XP Only, Impractical Video File Sizes, Low Refresh Rate OLED
Excerpt: I have been an iPod user for the past two years, and I firmly believe that Creative Mp3 players are the next in line to take over the portable players’ market. But they always manage to leave a few things amiss here and there. Let's check it out.