Media players, in today’s life have become more of a necessity for youngsters and students. They love to listen to music, and yes, listen it with “attitude”. Attitude only comes with great looking feature packed media players that make the holder stand out from among his / her peers. According to them, these gadgets are not only tools for providing them with entertainment and fun, but they also depict their personality. They can choose one that suits their personality from a huge number of options in the market. The old yet highly functional Creative Zen is always there to make them boast on their dear possession.
Today, I am going to review Creative Zen which is a nice media player though a bit out dated. Let us have a look at its specs and features.
- Product type: Digital Player, radio
- Dimensions: 3.3 in x 0.4 in x 2.2 in
- Weight: 2.3 oz
- Color: Black
- Display: 2.5 in TFT 320 x 240 resolution
- Supported PC interface: Hi-Speed USB
- Installed Memory: 32 GB Flash memory
- Signal to noise ratio: 97dB
- Software type: Drivers & Utilities, Explorer, Creative Media, Creative ZENcast Organizer
- Supported digital audio standards: AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, ADPCM, Audible
- Playback modes: Playlist
- Stereo sound output mode
- Built in alarm and digital clock
- Additional features: Bass Boost, Calendar, USB 2.0 compatibility, built in organizer, voice recording, volume limiter, MS Outlook synchronization
- Equalizer factory preset quantity: 8
- Equalizer factory presets: Pop, Jazz, disco, Rock, Acoustical, NewAge, Classic, Vocal
- FM digital radio tuner
- Built in microphone
- Binaural stereo headphones
- Audio playback: 30 hours
- Video playback: 5 hours
- Software: iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster
Here, you will not fine much of the customization in design, as Zen is offered only in black (despite of Creative’s history of making colorful media players). 2.5 inches TFT screen is a hit as it works greatly. Thanks to its compact size and small body, it snuggles in your pocket easily. On the front pane, controls for menu, shortcut, play / pause and navigation are located. USB port, 3.5 mm jack and power controls are on the right side.
A memory card expansion slot on the top will definitely take you to the top of happiness and pleasure, for sure. This enables you to expand the storage capacity of your Creative Zen and thus, store more media than ever before.
There are many themes for interface customization so that you feel good while listening to your music. Have your album art either as thumb nail or as background when your audio files are being played.
Display of Zen is awesome; it will surprise you with high quality photo and video watching experience. The voice recorder and FM radio add to the magic.
Product’s Unique Selling Points:
- Nice design
- Great display
- Host of features
- SD card expansion slot
- Nicely priced
- Available only in black color