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  • The screen was somewhat bigger and I found it to be much more user friendly than the (older ) Ipods
  • One very attractive feature was that, unlike the Ipod, you could easily transfer music files to and from the Zen without the slightest problem
  • The sound quality was pretty good, in my opinion better than that of the Ipod (older generations) and the battery definitely lasted longer
  • One of the best features is that the battery was not integrated into the player, so you could easily change it without spending $100
  • I know everyone seems to love the Ipod, but personally I prefer the Creative

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      The Creative Zen was created as a competitor for the 2nd/3rd generation Ipods. The screen was somewhat bigger and I found it to be much more user friendly than the (older ) Ipods. The Zen had a ghoulish blue glow whenever it was turned on/playing, which at first it was a pretty cool feature but then it started getting quite frustrating, not only look-wise but also because it would drain the battery rather quickly, fortunately though you could turn that feature off.

      One very attractive feature was that, unlike the Ipod, you could easily transfer music files to and from the Zen without the slightest problem. The back-light was very bright and, regardless


      of the monochromatic color it was very clear.

      The ‘buttons’ were a sort of touch/feel to it. You never had to actually click anything, just hold in one place.

      The sound quality was pretty good, in my opinion better than that of the Ipod (older generations) and the battery definitely lasted longer. The menu function was also much more user friendly, as when the player was in ’shuffle’ mode you could skip to that artists album, which you couldn’t do with those Ipods.

      One of the best features is that the battery was not integrated into the player, so you could easily change it without spending $100. The player also came with an ...


      • ACDC adapter and the USB cable so that you could charge the ZEN wherever you are/want.

        The player is also quite small (but bulkier, thicker) and very portable in just about any pocket size. The player turns on very easily by clicking a button at the top and if the player freezes it can be ‘reset’ by removing the battery.

        I had to do it a few times in a year as for some reason it kept locking up. One particularly annoying factor though is that abut 3 times in 2 months the memory just cleared up.

        I would turn the player on and find out that all my songs were erased without

        me ‘formatting’ or erasing anything. I then downloaded a program and formatted the player completely, reloaded all my songs and since then it worked flawlessly.

        Sure it had only 5GB of memory, but when it came out it was also much cheaper than the Ipod and honestly enough it seemed to work much better. I know everyone seems to love the Ipod, but personally I prefer the Creative.

        The design is much better, it’s much more user friendly, and the battery lasts so much longer. If you have to choose, go for a Creative, or at the very least give it a chance in a store, try it out and see for yourself.




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