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.
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