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Creative ZEN

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  • Expert Score (49)
    7.4 7.4 from 49 reviewers
  • Design (139)
    5.8 5.8 from 139 reviewers
  • Value for money (228)
    6.0 6.0 from 228 reviewers
  • Features (118)
    5.5 5.5 from 118 reviewers
  • Ease of use (136)
    5.7 5.7 from 136 reviewers
  • Performance (7)
    5.9 5.9 from 7 reviewers
  • Sound quality (265)
    6.2 6.2 from 265 reviewers
  • Picture quality (9)
    6.6 6.6 from 9 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    6.2 6.2 from 4 reviewers
  • Overall quality (31)
    5.6 5.6 from 31 reviewers
  • Looks (75)
    5.1 5.1 from 75 reviewers
  • Display (7)
    6.1 6.1 from 7 reviewers
  • Video quality (24)
    6.1 6.1 from 24 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (13)
    6.0 6.0 from 13 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (12)
    5.6 5.6 from 12 reviewers
  • Appearance (13)
    5.8 5.8 from 13 reviewers
  • Portability (2)
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    4.1 4.1 from 5 reviewers
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Creative ZEN

The ZEN portable media player from the Singapore-based Creative Technology was unveiled in August 2007 and is largely considered as the successor to the ZEN Vision:M. When it was launched, this flash memory-based device came in 4, 8 and 16 gigabyte capacities while the 32 gigabyte unit was announced in December. The 32 gigabyte ZEN was the first flash-based player to reach that storage capacity. It is also the first portable media player from Creative to feature an SD card slot for SD…

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Creative ZEN

The ZEN portable media player from the Singapore-based Creative Technology was unveiled in August 2007 and is largely considered as the successor to the ZEN Vision:M. When it was launched, this flash memory-based device came in 4, 8 and 16 gigabyte capacities while the 32 gigabyte unit was announced in December. The 32 gigabyte ZEN was the first flash-based player to reach that storage capacity. It is also the first portable media player from Creative to feature an SD card slot for SD and SDHC memory cards. An optional adapter will enable the use of both microSD and miniSD cards.

The Creative ZEN is about the size of a credit card, measuring 3.26 x 2.16 x 0.44 inches and weighs in at 2.3 ounces. It sports a 2.5 inch backlit LCD screen running at 320 x 240 resolution and displaying 16.7 million colors. Powering the device is a non-removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasting up to 25 hours when playing music and up to 5 hours when watching videos.

Audio Player

The ZEN supports most audio formats out there including AAC, lossless WMA and WMA-DRM, WAV and Audible formats. The player’s equalizer comes with 8 presets and a customizable 5-band EQ. Other notable features include FM radio tuner and a built-in microphone for voice recordings.

Video Player

The vibrant screen of the Creative Zen is suited for video playback. It natively supports the following video formats MPEG4-SP, WMV9, DivX, XviD, MJPEG and, via transcoding, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats can also be played back. Creative’s included Video Converter software handles all the conversions of video files for optimal playback on the ZEN.

Photo Viewer & Personal Information Manager

Extra features include a photo viewer supporting JPEG formats natively and others via transcoding. The ZEN can also serve as a simple personal information manager. It can import contacts as well as calendars and tasks from Microsoft Outlook.

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