Excerpt: Although they’re not as big, or as popular as Apple, Creative Labs is no stranger to MP3 technology. Moving away from the “Hard Drive” model and into flash technology Creative’s flagship music player is simply called Zen. The Zen is a small, unassuming player that packs a 2.5 inch screen on to a device the size of a credit card. The Zen supports music, video, photographs, FM radio, a voice recorder and it even has a SD slot for up to 2 GB of expanded memory.
Excerpt: The Creative Zen X-Fi 32GB is a great improvement on its smaller-scale predecessors, offering the same multimedia functionality and wireless internet capability but with an expanded storage capacity that achieves a strong balance between Hard Drive MP3 players that boast larger storage capacities yet lack wireless functionality and Flash Drive MP3 players that offer wireless functionality but little room for video and MP3 data.
Excerpt: Although they’re not as big, or as popular as Apple, Creative Labs is no stranger to MP3 technology. Moving away from the “Hard Drive” model and into flash technology Creative’s flagship music player is simply called Zen.
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.
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.