Excerpt: You can see mp3 players on every other person when you walk downtown. Mp3 players have really grown into being every mans favorite little toy. There are flash and harddrive based ones where the flash based ones are smaller and a bit cheaper but holds less space than the harddrive ones. We got a sample of Creatives latest creation the Vision M 30 GB, which is a harddrive based mp3 player and today we will look into its features and what type of sound quality of gives us.
Conclusion: I have one major problem with the Zen Vision:M. It is not the proprietary dock connection, nor is it the non-removable battery. I can live with that. It is, however, the fact that I am not able to simply plug it in without drivers and drop music onto it. In other words, it is not UMS compliant. I am forced to install software and I am restricted to using Windows XP.
Summary: The Creative Zen Vision:M blows the iPod Video out of the water and stands over its broken visage with a gleeful grin. If you are looking for a reasonably price Portable Media Player, this is the one to get.
Pros: Great design, awesome screen, unparalleled file support
Excerpt: Creative isn't new to the portable media player market – the Vision:M represents its third model with video playback capabilities, while arch-rival Apple is still on its first with the fifth-generation iPod.
Summary: This fun player is extremely accommodating, indulging your penchant for music, films, TV, radio and photography with its 30GB hard drive and high-res colour screen. It’ll even sync with your entire Outlook contents. TV, music and film in your hand What’s not to like? Creative’s MediaSource software is commendable, while the Zen’s screen offers a pin-sharp foundation for pics and video footage, despite a horizontal viewing angle issue.