Product Type: Creative MP3 players
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Creative Zen Nano Plus
Creative Zen Nano Plus 256 MB
Member Name: dirtyripper
Creative Zen Nano Plus 256 MB
Advantages: Compact, reliable, dutrable, has FM radio
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, sound quality not great, not much song capacity
Before I got an iPod a few years ago, I had the Creative Zen Nano Plus which was my first MP3 player. I recevied it as birthday present, and at the time it cost somewhere between £60 and £70 which was quite a good price at the time for an MP3 player which was pretty good.
It could store up to 256 megabytes which again was quite good for an MP3 player of that time, so it can store somewhere between 50 and 100 songs depending on the individual size of each of them. Obviously, if you want to store all of your music on an MP3 player then you are probably better off going for an iPod or a more recent MP3 player which can store thousands of songs on, but this is quite good for putting a few of your favourite songs on then just listening to them on the go. It's easy to add and remove songs as well, by simply plugging it into your computer, opening the corresponding folder and copying and pasting songs into it. It connects to the computer via a cable which comes with the MP3 player.
What I like about the Nano Plus is that it is compact so can be carried in your pocket or in your bag without you noticing it and it's really light as well so it's good for carrying around. Many MP3 players nowadays are quite bulky. It's quite attractive in design, with a shiny black plastic surface with grey buttons and an LCD screen. Because it only has a smalls creen, sometimes finding the song you want to listen to is a bit frustrating as you have to scroll through all the songs before you find it, rather than having a menu like the iPod does.
The sound quality is OK, as you'll be able to hear the songs clearly but I like to listen to music loudly and it just doesn't reach the volume I would like. It takes one AAA battery, and I found the battery life to be quite short which can be annoying on long car journeys, so I always made sure to bring some extras with me. The MP3 player also had a radio which picks up most of the main FM stations, but not all of them. Although small, it's quite durable as it withstood me dropping it many times, and it's a reliable device which lasted a good cou8ple of years of use, and still works after a few years abandoned in the drawer.
For a reliable, lightweight device then it's an adequate product, but it just doesn't have the capacity or sound quality that I would look for in an MP3 player.
Summary: A reliable MP3 player, but not as good as many recent models
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