Lately, Creative has been churning out players with great battery life and excellent sound quality. The Zen Touch offers all this and more, making it a legitimate challenger to the Apple iPod.
Though an appealing USB key/audio player hybrid, Creative's latest MuVo is no iPod Mini.
Eight months after its announcement, the Creative Zen PMC is finally here. Despite its bulk, the player is solid, but it's the Microsoft Portable Media Center software that deserves most of the praise.
While the Neeon has an enviable features list and fun customisation options, functionality has taken a backseat to design.
The bulky but easy-to-use Creative Zen Vision W and its nice screen will dazzle video lovers who don't require video recording.
Creative's pebble-like Zen Stone takes on the iPod Shuffle. It has a lower price and better sound but lacks the brand aura and tactility of the Shuffle.
Decent sound and formidable features for a budget player.
For those who want a super-small and cute MP3 player that offers more than just simple music playback, the Creative Zen Stone Plus fits the bill nicely.
The Creative Zen looks great, sounds great and produces great video. It's a full-featured player with plenty of options for customisation. Although the SD card slot is a huge bonus, its contents are not included in the player's main menu, limiting its usefulness
Against the Archos AV500, the Zen Vision just loses out thanks to a lack of TV recording and a 4:3 screen. However, it is much easier to use and offers a pleasant picture quality, even if the screen is far too reflective. It also looks like a premium device, with a sleek chassis. It's just a little too expensive, but it will appeal to novices who hate Archos' horrible interfaces
The built-in speaker may have few real-life applications, but it makes room for a more capacious battery, and it takes nothing away. For that reason, and because of its tiny price, great feature set and FM radio, we think it's top notch
Creative's experience in MP3 player design has finally paid off. This is an exceptionally capable player, impressive both for its good quality audio output and its video playback features. The Vision:M leapfrogs the iPod's current video offering and proves itself a worthy contender. With a revision of the navigation system Creative will have a killer on its hands
While the Nano is attractively small and gives good audio, we were disappointed by its poor build quality -- the battery hatch snapped off after a few days of use. Anyone who needs a compact voice recorder will love the Nano's pocketable size, but true audiophiles will find the iPod Shuffle has a more refined output stage
Kids and teens will love its curvy design and simple interface, and audiobook fans will enjoy the long battery life and Audible support -- overall, an excellent, lightweight little player for the price
This is a fantastic unit of its type, and a serious contender if you're in the market for a multimedia streaming speaker.
It's not bad, but go for the Zen Stone Plus instead.