Summary: Creative Zen Micro is for people who want more than an iPod Mini, but at the same price. Wider choice of storage capacities, choice of colors, FM radio, voice recorder and possibility to record music are attractive extras that are missing from many competitive players.
Summary: Creative Zen Portable Media Center is best used together with a Windows Media Center PC (a special version of Windows with additional hardware for TV and audio in the PC). It is possible to use a Portable Media Center product without the specially equipped PC, but then you really have to know what you are doing.
Excerpt: The Creative Labs Zen Nano (1 GB) MP3 Player can play songs in both MP3 and WMA formats, and it can run for up to 18 hours of continuous playtime on a single AAA battery. Stores up to 1GB of audio. Includes: WMA support, for fitting twice as many songs with no compromise, has random play and shuffle option, Backlit LCD display to find your song and show you what's playing and has adjustable EQ settings.
Pros: Great sound quality, good battery life, storage space and so much more.
Excerpt: Memory capacity of 16 GB; FM radio; 2.5 inch TFT LCD with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels; SD/SDHC Memory Card Compatibility with a Card Reader; Video Playback; Voice Recording; built-in Lithium Ion Battery; 30hours continuous audio playback and 5hours continuous video playback. The whiz kid speaks: Creative has launched the Zen Mx a follow up to the much acclaimed Zen and supposedly, an answer to Apples revamped Nano.
Excerpt: Thumbs up: Good user-interface; reasonably priced; personalized alarm; memory is expandable. Thumbs down: Screen is small; exclusion of features such as AAC support and the itunes AAC support; not much different from the previous model. The whiz kid speaks: Creative has launched the Zen Mx a follow up to the much acclaimed Zen and supposedly, an answer to Apples revamped Nano. But there a few glaring faults in the MX, that threaten it from becoming a successful MP3.
Summary: With great sound, a crisp and clear screen, and great video playback, and a good price, the Zen is a serious iPod competitor. Although the interface is not quite as sleek as the iPod, it is user-friendly and quite full-featured.
Excerpt: The Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen NX is the smallest, lightest hard drive–based player Creative Labs has ever sold, but it still feels bulky next to the iPod. It also has a much smaller display, offers only USB 2.0 connectivity, and employs a finicky jog-dial mechanism. The Zen NX holds its own in most other ways.
Excerpt: Creative Labs Inc., us.creative.com $360 street 8.4 ounces; 60GB; Tested Battery Life: 10:06 Enormous capacity. Easy-to-replace battery. Large, legible screen. Interesting slow/fast playback. Big and heavy. Jog/selector switch ergonomics could be better. A competent player with interesting features and ample storage, but it's rather large.