Summary: I bought this one again because I hate touch screens. Especially when they are in your pocket. It has a ton of space for your music. I haven't even filled up 25% of it with my 62 hours of music and comedy albums. That's more than 2.5 days, so you see how much this thing can hold. It's a great mp3 player, as long as you don't subscribe to the Apple cult with iTunes and iPads/Pods. It charges from the computer, USB port.
Summary: the zen sleek is probably the best mp3 player ever made, just behind the nomad jukebox. I have 20 sleeks because I had approx. 3000 vinyl albums, countless cd's, reel to reel tapes and music bought and downloaded from amazon. if you have downloaded from wallmart before 2010 in the wma format, i feel sorry for you for reasons i had better not explain. it took several years to digitize the lp's but now that music is on sleeks and backed up on 2 external hard drives.
A Great alternative for high priced apple products
6 November 2013
Summary: I really enjoy the zen line of products but dust under the screen will always be an issue so you'll have to be careful and use the dust covers, which I purchased but did not use because i didn't like the feel of it. To be honest I was fairly upset when I found dust under the cover and blamed it on poor design but I still have it and it's been YEARS. This particular player is great because you can load videos, tons of music, record audio, and listen to FM radio.
Summary: I use this every day at work. The battery life is amazing. I only have to charge it every few days. However, when I use the player for awhile without giving it a break, I have to push the reset button and then try to find where I had been in my queue. I would still recommend this player. It holds a lot and the battery life is great. Easy to travel with.
Summary: My husband started about with the 8 gig and he loved that one. It was easy to use and put music on. The only thing that is a bit more trick on this one is the Creative Software. Some of the content needs to be relabeled in order for it to import in the correct order of play. This is due to the software change from the 1st Zen he got. Who needs and ipod?