The music industry is attacking the popular MP3 music format on a regular basis, now trying to introduce their own music standard - charged with fees of course. However, nobody can deny those impressive features of MP3 like high sound quality at comparatively low data storaging requirements. These are the main reasons why the MP3 format is now widely used in more and more areas of our everyday life. Yet, it's hard to estimate the sales quantities for hifi devices with MP3 support, since most users still prefer their computer for playback. On the mobile sector, the story is completely different. Thanks to the fact that there is no need for conventional media such as tapes or CDs, such players can live with only a memory chip, decoder chip and a battery. As there are no moving parts, the wearout is practically zero. Quite important also is the design and the weight. The Creative labs wants to break into this niche by providing decent features with four different colour schemes. This little guy is absolutely uncomplicated and ultra-portable. The dynamic style is particularly very attractive. Also the package is non-standard, as Suma ships the player inside a cool aluminium can. You will find some ear phones, a USB cable, a webbing, a CD and a little bag inside. The good contrasted display has three lines and can also be read at poor light proportions. The first line will show you the artist, line two names the title and below that you will see the play time. To show artist and title correctly, the Creative labs will need MP3 tags. If they shouldn't be available, the player will display the track (or file) name. Unfortunately, the display is limited to 30 characters. If some name is longer, the exceeding characters it will be chopped off. At the top of the display you will also find an indicator for the battery status, volume level and the track number. Most people will be able to use the Creative labs player even without looking into t
he comprehensive manual, as all functions can be used intuitively. There is, for example, treble and bass fine tuning, random and shuffle play and the option to alter contrast. Suma abandoned all kinds of gimmicks - that's something which helps to keep the handling easy. Too many options would complicate use of the Creative labs. In addition, only a few people really make use of toy-functions. The manufacturer also cut off the option to set up personal play lists. Even the software doesn't give you any option to do this. It took about 90 seconds to fill the memory of 32 MB using the USB cable. That is approximately 700 KB/s. You can upgrade the data capacity by 16, 32 or 32 MB by using a Smart Media card. This kind of storage solution is more commonly used in digital photo cameras. At an average 4 minutes per title, the Creative labs will hold approximately 16 titles with 32 MB of memory.
I would like to begin this opinion by stating the fact that I'm not the most computer literate of people. For a long time I wasn't on the "Information Super Highway"; I didn't even have a computer. I've finally crawled out of the Dark Ages, and I got a fine CPU. Once I finally had my computer I was hooked. Soon there afterwards I started adding more and more software to my computer, but there always seemed to be something lacking. Let me give you a bit of background about myself, I love music. It doesn't matter the style or the format I love all music. So needless to say while I was surfing the net a few years back, I was easily annoyed with the multiple formats of music files. Every music file I've ever downloaded off the net, seemed to take forever and the sound quality seemed to be lacking. That has all changed now Not only does the Creative Lab Nomad 32 provide awesome sound quality, but it also lets the user save his music. Now this changes the idea of having to always by your computer to listen to your MP3 files, and it lets you take your music literally anywhere. My favorite thing about the Creative Lab Nomad 32 MP3 player is the fact that anybody can use it. It is compatible any computer, and the installation is so easy, that (believe it or not) I installed it in no time. I recommend the Creative Lab Nomad 32 to everybody, but especially to all music fans. The Creative Lab Nomad 32 is also a great gift for your favorite computer junkie.