Creative Zen X-Fi

Youngsters are very much into media players, internet and gaming. These days, education and studies have become really hard and students stay under pressure of studies all the time. In their leisure time, they go for entertaining options like gaming either solely on their PS, Xbox or Wii, or in gaming centers with friends; listening to music on their mp3 players and surfing internet. These activities give them a bit of relaxation and relief from hectic routines of tough studies schedule. This community demands good mps players with a lot of features in them and Creative has done it for them. The Creative Zen X-Fi is nicely priced and is packed with good features, nice sound, headphones and storage capacity.

Following is a list of specs of Creative Zen X-Fi.


  • Product type: Portable network audio player / radio
  • Dimensions: 0.5 in x 2.2 in x 3.3 in
  • Weight: 2.4 oz
  • Built in display: TFT
  • Diagonal size: 2.5 inches
  • Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Backlight display
  • PC interface supported: Wi-Fi, high speed USB
  • Installed flash memory: 32 GB
  • Software type: Creative Centrale, Drivers and Utilities
  • Included accessories: USB 2.0 cable, Earphones
  • Stereo Sound output mode
  • Built in Alarm clock
  • Additional features: Bass Boost, Calendar, USB 2.0 Compatibility, voice recording, volume control, built in organizer, X-Fi crystallize technology, X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, Wi-Fi compatible
  • Supported digital audio standards: AAC, MP3, ADPCM, WMA, WAV, Audible
  • Video playback support: Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV, XviD
  • Still Image Format: JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF
  • Supported Digital audio standards: WMA, MP3, Audible 2, Audible 3, Audible 4, AAC4
  • Built in speaker
  • Built in equalizer
  • Digital FM radio tuner
  • Binaural In-ear earphones
  • Included software: eMusic, Amazon Unbox, iTunes Plus, Creative Centrale


The gadget does not have flashy looks and stylish design. It is a simple looking plastic body mp3 player that does not attract the audience with its looks; but with its awesome performance. There are four function buttons on the front panel; two on the top and two on the bottom. These buttons are for controlling shortcut, back, menu and play / pause. These four buttons surround nine digit keypad which has been designed in order to enable the gadget adapt to future applications. Ignore the four keys at corners and use the rest for navigation. On bottom of the player, speaker is located. On the right side, you will find 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB port, and on top there is mic hole and SD card slot. An unusual part of design is placement of power button on the back side of the mp3 player.

Photo by joy2mazen

The display is clear, vivid and beautiful, making photos and video watching experience a nice one. As far as the audio is concerned, it is really nice and becomes nicer when the included earphones are used.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Good price
  • Nice earphones
  • Streaming and networking capabilities
  • Nice features


  • Small screen
  • Cheap looks due to plastic chassis

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