Creative Zen Krystal: Zen Stone Plus gets doppelganger

Creative's Hong Kong site shows an MP3 player that looks a lot like the Zen Stone Plus, with a pedometer.

iPod haters at Anything But iPod uncovered something new and questionable on Creative's Hong Kong site--the Zen Krystal. It's an MP3 player that looks extremely similar to the Zen Stone Plus, and sports pretty much the same feature set, the same maximum 4GB capacity, and a similar screen.

Zen Krystal
Creative

But there's one big thing the Stone Plus doesn't have: a pedometer. This puts the Krystal in the gym-goer's market just a bit more than the Stone, but seriously--is a pedometer-toting MP3 player so hotly in demand it desires a completely new product to house it? Apparently.

It's got some games, but there are a bunch of other features the Krystal could've included to make it a truly justifiable companion product to the Stone--a microphone input socket, perhaps; microSD support; a color screen like the original iPod nano had; even a digital radio.

Don't get us wrong: we do actually like the Krystal. We just can't quite figure out why Creative would put out a player that competes so much with the fantastic Zen Stone Plus.

At the moment, it's only available in Hong Kong for about $90.

(Via Crave UK)

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