I was gifted a 1gb Zen Stone in Pink a couple of years ago after losing my original Zen Micro, and I've not upgraded since!
It's compact in size but will hold up to 500 songs, depending on how long your songs are (mine currently holds around 350) and what format they're in, the zen stone supports MP3, WMA (DRM9) and Audible. It comes with standard white creative in-ear headphones which I like but might not be to everyones tastes.
The buttons, though small are easy to use (just like using a mobile phone really) volume up, down and skip back or forward a track and the mp3 charges via your computer using the mini usb cable that comes with it, simple!
The software is easy to use and install, and importing tracks couldn't be simpler, just click and drag. You can create folders of songs, or if you wanted to you could make an entire playlist using the software.
Making a playlist would be a good option if you're not in the habit of listening to mp3 players on random. I always listen on random, so the fact that there's no screen doesn't bother me at all - If you like to make playlists or scroll through tracks while on the move then this isn't the mp3 for you.
As this is an older version of the zen stone it's hard to come by unless you're buying second-hand, but based on this one I'd highly recommend the newer version which comes with a built in speaker, silicone case and a clip as it's a great starter mp3.
To wrap it all up: Essentially it's like creatives version of an ipod shuffle!
I absolutely love this mp3 player, after browsing through many players, i decided upon the Zen Stone, its small, compact, extremely lightweight and very easy to use. At the time i brought mine for £26 - that was 2 years ago. I can honestly say its the best purchace of Mp3 player i have made, it still works like brand new and does everything you would expect it to do. Sound quality is good, volume is very good (for those who like it loud you will not be dissapointed) and it stores around 500 (best quality) songs; which is ample. The only bad thing i have to say about this would be if you have rather large fingers then you may find the buttons a bit fiddley as they are quite small. There is also no LCD display of songs, but if your not bothered about seeing what is playing, then it not a problem. Ok so its not the top of the range mp3, but it is very durable (ive dropped it so many times!) and is fantastic value for money.
This is a great little MP3 player. It really is tiny and light so you have to be careful you don't lose it! It comes with a plastic case and clip so you can attach it to yourself when you're out and about or at the gym, etc. It also has a great built in loud speaker which produces quite a loud volume considering the size of it! The pink colour is lovely for me but it also comes in a few other colours as well. It comes with a small USB cable and is easily connected to the computer and songs are so easy to transfer onto it. It says that the battery is meant to last for 10 hours but so far I've only charged it for a few extra minutes here and there and it's definitely lasted a lot longer than 10 hours. The only disadvantage is that it doesn't have a display but if you know the rough order of your songs and it's easy to change folders then it really doesn't make a difference. I'd recommend it if you just wanted something small, cute, basic and cheap.
The Creative Zen Stone 1 GB in pink , this is a great little mp3 player which also comes in a variaty of colours.and gig sizes.
this paticular mp3 player is a 1g which will store up to 1000 tracks. it has 10 hours playback.
and is Rechargeable via USB port.and has a Built in rechargeable battery.
on the front of the mp3 player is Repeat, play, shuffle, skip functions.
In ear headphones are supplied with the mp3 player when brought. you can buy this mp3 player in many stores such as argos, currys,pc world retailing for around £20.00 obviously the bigger the g the more expensive 2g £29.ect.
this is a really nifty little mp3 and i would recomend buy 1 of these i got my little girl 1 for her birthday cos she loves music and even she got the hang of the buttons after a while so if a 3yr old can use it then any1 can
This is a great little mp3 player and is very simple to use. To transfer mp3s on to it you just connect it to your computer via the provided usb cable, and just drag and drop your music onto the Zen. Simple. You don't have to install any software on your computer to use it, but it does come with optional software if you want it. I found it great not having to install itunes or anything just to get music onto my mp3 player.
The nagivation is straight forward with play and pause in the centre, the left and right buttons scroll through the songs, and up and down adjust the volume. On the top of the mp3 player there is a slidey switch for changing between folders, and for changing between modes (continuous play, repeat songs, etc).
You can arrange your music into folders, but there is no screen so you can't see what songs are currently playing. I find that this is the perfect type of mp3 player to take to the gym as its tiny and compact, with nothing fiddly. The lack of screen means that it's a lot more durable too.
Overall the sound quality is good, its very easy to use and very durable. The battery life is good too.
I bought this small mp3 player because I needed something that was both a cheap first mp3 player and also something that was tiny.
I saw this advertised online and paid just £18 for it. I ordered mine from play.com and got free delivery and after ordering it arrived after only a few days so I was highly impressed with this service.
The size of the memory is not very high as it is only 1GB but, I find that what I need it for it is fine - it stills holds in the region of 250-300 songs depending on song length and the battery life is excellent.
To charge the mp3 all you need to do is connect the USB cable from it to your pc and it will charge it - this is also how you upload as it's as simple as plugging into the pc/laptop and it will detect it so that you can just drag songs onto it. The pc detects it immediately (although I'm not sure if this is due to my computer or the mp3 player!) and once you have selected songs to put onto the mp3 player there are uploaded pretty quickly.
The earphones it comes with are small and discreet and don't hurt my ears so big bonus there! The only downside really is that it doesn't have a clip to hold it onto your clothes etc but you could always buy a pouch to wrap around your arms. Also it doesn't have a display screen like the next model up from it that does but, to me this isn't a major issue as I always play on random anyway.
The sound is excellent quality for such an inexpensive item and is brilliantly clear.
The mp3 player is very easy to use with a simple selection of buttons so even somebody who is not very good with technical items will be able to master it. There is a small light that shows green when in use or charging when plugged into your computer and if the battery is low the light shows red.
My model is pink as in the picture and it really is a girlie pink shade which is bright and eye catching! However it can also be bought in a range of other colours which are:
The colour of every one of them is a like a glossy shade not a matt type shade an due to the colours available I'm sure there is one to suit everyone.
Overall a cracking first mp3 player and will do it's job nicely without being too technical.