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Creative ZEN

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Overall 7
7.0

Creative Nomad Zen Xtra 60GB

PC Magazine
1 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Creative Zen Portable Media Center

PC Magazine
31 August 2008
  • Conclusion: For a first iteration, the Creative Zen Portable Media Center delivers on the promise of PMCs and Windows Media Player 10.
  • Pros: Stylish looks. Exceptional battery life. Good audio and photo playback.
  • Cons: Screen is susceptible to glare and smudges. Recorded video looks bad on a full-size TV. No kickstand.
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative Zen

CNET
25 April 2008
  • Summary: We're hard-pressed to find anything not to like about the Creative Zen. It's a great option for anyone looking for a great-sounding, pocketable MP3 player with an excellent, video-capable screen and plenty of extra features.
  • Pros: The Creative Zen sounds fantastic and features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. The player offers a smorgasbord of desirable extras such as an SD card expansion slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and a user-definable EQ. It has a slim, pocket-friendly design; is very user-friendly; supports subscription music; and sports a reasonable price tag.
  • Cons: The Creative Zen only comes in black, the control pad feels cheap, and it doesn't come close to matching the max 60GB offered by the player it's replacing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative Zen (Personal Tech)

thinkdigit.com
1 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The Creative Zen media player looks cool with its glossy front finish and a shiny pixie-dust speckled black matte finish and scratch-resistant back. The glossy front does not collect too many fingerprints, contrary to what we’ve seen thus far. It is available in a variety of colours, so you can choose according to your taste.
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Overall 7
7.0

Creative Labs Zen Micro 5GB Review

Digitaltrends
23 January 2005
  • Conclusion: There is a reason why the iPod reigns supreme; it simply works as it says it will. Apple has made us upset with their unwillingness to support software other than iTunes and we were really hoping the Creative Labs Zen Micro would be a good alternative, but it just left us feeling let down. If you read any other reviews both in print publication and on the web, you will be led to believe that the Zen Micro is the iPod killer we have all been waiting for, but it isn’t.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality; more features than comparably priced models
  • Cons: Uncomfortable ear buds; firmware must be updated to work properly
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative ZEN MX review

PC Advisor
8 June 2009
  • Summary: The Creative ZEN MX is a good media player with generous features, and its software doesn't attempt to stage a coup against other media applications on your PC.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
3 October 2008
  • Summary: A decent showing from Creative, but the Creative Zen 4GB suffers from comparison with Apple's ultra-desirable iPod nano. Video playback and the SD Card slot are plus points, however.
  • Pros: Includes SD Card slot, simple and effective interface
  • Cons: It looks and feels cheap when compared to Apple's nano, doesn't have a dedicated volume button
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
3 October 2008
  • Summary: For videos, music, photos and more, you can't beat the Zen. It's one of the most versatile players on the market, it's well built and it'll give you many hours of enjoyment.
  • Pros: 2.5in screen, has FM and microphone functions, SD slot, silky video playback
  • Cons: Our MP4 files couldn't be transcoded for use on the player, ships with a short USB cable, a little heavy on the bass frequencies
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Overall 8
8.0

It would have been nice if Creative had tried a little harder to reinvent the ZEN, but this is still a great portable media player

Good Gear Guide.au
3 October 2008
  • Summary: The Creative ZEN MX is a good media player with generous features, and its software doesn’t attempt to stage a coup against other media applications on your PC.
  • Pros: More storage, easy navigation, great included headphones
  • Cons: It hasn’t really evolved much from the previous model, its interface is slower than its predecessor's
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
14 July 2008
  • Summary: An elegant solution with excellent audio quality and a few unique but unobtrusive features.
  • Pros: FM radio tuner, calendar and contact manager, excellent audio quality, long battery life, voice recorder
  • Cons: Monochrome blue-on-blue screen
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