Quick quiz: Which is the better buy, a $199 iPod Nano or a $99.99 Creative Zen Mozaic? No, it's not a trick question: The answer is the Zen Mosaic.
Both models play music and movies, of course, and both offer 16GB of storage at their respective price points.
But that's where the similarities end, mostly in favor of the Mozaic. Creative's player features an FM tuner, a voice recorder, and a built-in speaker, among other features. (Find out more in CNET's review.)
It's kind of sweet looking, too. That mosaic design definitely scores points in my aesthetics book.
However, although the player is compatible with Audible content and should work with Amazon's video-download service, Creative offers nothing as easy or seamless as iTunes for stocking the Mozaic with content.
But a 16GB player with so many worthwhile features for just $99.99 out the door? And not even a refurbished model? That's a mighty sweet deal, peeps.
Thanks to the anonymous tipster who sent this my way!