Creative Zen Stone review: Creative Zen Stone

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 7.0

Average User Rating

4.5 stars 1 user review
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The Good The Creative Zen Stone is an exceptional bargain, and it comes in a choice of six colors. It offers good sound quality, is easy to use, and includes a standard mini-USB port for syncing and charging. It supports Audible files and has a Skip Folder function that makes it easy to skip through groups of tracks.

The Bad The Creative Zen Stone has no screen, no extra features, and no built-in clip like that of the iPod Shuffle. The rated battery life is unimpressive.

The Bottom Line The Creative Zen Stone is a fantastic choice as a secondary MP3 player or for first timers on a budget who want a simple, great-sounding device with limited features and a bargain basement price tag.

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Creative Zen Stone series

In a world of iPod domination, you can't really blame competitors for taking cues from the MP3 player giant. Such is the case with the Creative Zen Stone, a simple and diminutive flash player reminiscent of the second-generation iPod Shuffle. Though the Stone may have taken its design cues from the popular iPod, it outshines the latter in sound quality and costs only half the price: the 1GB Stone lists at a mere $39.99.

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Creative Zen Stone (1GB, black)

Part Number: 70PF213000111 Released: May 3, 2007

MSRP: $39.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date May 3, 2007
  • Run Time (Up To) 10 hour(s)
  • Capacity 1 GB
  • Color black
  • Weight 0.7 oz
  • Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type digital player