Summary: Gotta give it a below average, at least for now. It locked up when shutting down about 5 of the first 10 times I used it. Upgraded the firmware from Creative and it's worked the last few times without lockup, so hopefully that helped. Shouldn't have to go through that trouble, though.
Nice features except freezing and battery performance
8 July 2008
Summary: All future as mentioned are good, but never had chance to use them. Because of freezing problem this version has. Only came to know after ordering the v plus. And I think it is due to poor battery performance of this model.
Summary: After a few weeks of using this player because my old 1 GB Zen Micro finally died (after 2 years of daily use and being dropped several times), I find I truly prefer the old one for many reasons. 1.
Summary: I received the Creative Zen V Plus as a gift for playing electronic audiobooks provided by my local library. I had hoped to use my iPod but Apple does not support the library's digital rights system. Hence the need for a compatible MP3 player. At first glance it is a beautiful device.
Summary: Update: I have given up trying to use this product for audiobooks. The more I have used it, the more frustrated I have become. It is too late to return it. It will go in a drawer where I don't have to look at it. I am resuming my search for a MP3 player good for audiobooks.