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Best Display (Largest) & Most Efficient Navigation

by Errol Holt / January 1, 2005 5:51 AM PST

Best Display (Largest) & Most Efficient Title/Folder Navigation

I would like your expert advice on selecting
a portable digital audio player/recorder with
a built-in FM radio tuner.

If possible, I would gladly trade a reduced
battery life in exchange for a large display
that allows easier (faster) file navigation
through large quantities of files (with long
file names) and multiple directories (again,
with long folder names).

Since I plan to use it for listening to audio
books, I am really hoping to find a 1GB model
that will not "lose its place" after the unit
is powered down (using fast forward to return
to the place it left off is NOT fun).

Any tips or recommendations that help me find
a unit that fits these specs would be greatly
appreciated!

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Largest Display / Efficient File Navigation
by Heidi Winslet / January 3, 2005 4:27 PM PST

I do not have any specific model recommendations but I would definitely suggest that you find a unit that offers removeable (replaceable) batteries.

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Zen Micro
by Zorg / January 3, 2005 10:47 PM PST

Have you looked at the Creative Zen Micro ?

It seems to meet your needs w/ 5GB instead of 1

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Creative Zen Micro Display Demo?
by Errol Holt / January 5, 2005 10:27 AM PST
In reply to: Zen Micro

I was hoping to find a smaller Flash model with
a relatively LARGE display rather than a micro
hard drive unit.

Still, I checked out the mfr's site to see the
display in action (PDA, Title/Folder Navigation,
FM tuner, etc.) without success:

http://tinyurl.com/49xyc

Did I miss something?

BTW, Creative sure has some pitifully poor
commercials for their products.

Also, might Creative be able to upgrade the
Zen Micro so that FM radio recordings can be
made in something other than just WAV files?

Per Heidi's suggestion, I noticed that the
Creative Zen Micro does have a removeable
(and rechargeable) battery. I sure would
like to see a player/recorder support a
standard format battery, however.

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