Product Type: Creative MP3 players
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Creative Zen 16 GB
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Creative Zen 16 GB
Advantages: its a good price for 16gb, it looks great and the picture quality is fantastic
Disadvantages: it has a battery life of only 24 hours, -if your lucky.
Good little player, mine was fine for 3 weeks then stopped and froze, but play.com did refund me so I presuming it was just that machine alone and everyone elses was fine.
I can review what experience I did have with it though, and I have to say this is a really cute product. Its quite small, the size of a credit card and the depth of about 2 x £2 or so, its really light and the screen is nice and big.
It holds upto 16gb and will hold apple-plus tunes too which is great as you then dont loose all of your itunes (just most of them!) it works with napster and also will take any cds you use.
The software is very easy to load, it takes a few minutes to load- mine too 30 minutes, but its worth the wait as it seems to be flawless and seamless and easy on the eye.
You can also load your videos on here, I didnt get around to this so I cant review it, but I was able to load afew pictures and jpegs on, the picture quality is fantastic and really bright, its also great as you can select one as a background image.
It also holds a radio, you can preset the stations you want (up to 10) and the reception is actually quite good (though not a patch on dab I have to say).
While it is a good player, it does have its bad points..
Firstly, dont use the earphones they are rubbish, buy your own as they will actually give you decent sound quality.
Battery life is also rubbish, if I didnt load this up at the end of every day, it would die on me as the battery life is only 24 hours a charge, this is alot you may think, but in reality, its rarely in power savings mode, sure the lights go down on the screen, but its still lit and if you pause it and it turns itself off, to start it up again, you need to press a button which starts it up again. While you dont loose your place in the song, you do have to wait for a few seconds, and you will loose power everytime you press and get the battery surge to start up the plaer.
cases! you will need one! but cheaper ones are in short supply- unless you dont mind haveing a georgous player and hiding it in a grey silicon cover which seems to attract dust. Covers which look half decent start at around £15, and rise from there- this is ebay included.
The screen is apparently easily scratched, I covered mine in a screen cover (plastic mask) but unless your able to get ones to cut your own size, to get covers it is very expensive and if you het airbubbles or finger marks on the wrong side, you cannot get rid of them and it can become really irritating that you paid £5 for a screen protector which has a finger print on the inside of a corner.
The buttons on the player need to be improved, they are plasticy and clicky, a bit to late 1990s personally, it would have been better to either have a wheel, a touch pad or buttons that were matt rather then glossy.
Summary: still needs improvement but a great player for those who listen to music only occassionally
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