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
For the price, the Zen Stone is a killer MP3 player with great audio quality. Its tiny size and minimal features make it perfect for people who want a second player, for when they don't need their entire music library with them
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
This 20GB player is sleek and easy to use, and it has a can't-miss screen.
The colorful and versatile Creative Zen Micro will make lots of users happy.
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
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
A terrific player for a terrific price. While not as stylish as similar players, the Zen Stone Plus is offered at a bargain price and comes packed with more features than anyone would expect a player of this size to have
While neither revolutionary nor exciting in terms of functionality, the Mozaic offers terrific sound quality and a decent feature set, and is going for a penny under £120 with a 16GB capacity -- which is superb value
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, we can't help but think this is a stunning alternative the iPod shuffle
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
The Creative Zen Sleek is a decent WMA alternative for those looking for a music-only high-capacity MP3 player.