Pros Looks Cool!
Summary Looked great, played great ... for 4 months. Then unit died a painful, permanent death. I've tried all the "solutions" posted online about how to restart a dead unit, but nothing worked. Since it's been over 3 months, the warranty covers parts only, so I would have to pay for labor to fix unit. Why in the world would I pay to fix a new mp3 player, especially when it's only going to stop working again. My really cheap SanDisk mp3 player was far superior to this unit. I'm going to ask one of the high school science teachers if they want to perform an autopsy on this one to show the students the "guts" of an mp3 player. Not sure what unit I will buy next, but it will NOT bear the name Creative.
Pros cheaper than ipod -- nice green color
Cons sticks in recovery; no support from creative
Summary I loved this device until it betrayed me --
I don't know how or why it froze. I tried to turn it off, couldn't, so popped out the battery. It came back on in recovery mode -- which was absolutely no help. It is stuck in recovery, regardless my actions.
Creative's own message boards have many of these same postings -- and -- no replies/solutions!
Like others here, I relied on CNET for the advice -- hmmmm, maybe they should change the review? 6/10 isn't so good, is it?
"Garbage!!!"on by spmale
Pros Small and compact
Cons Lock button is fragile
Summary I purchased a 8GB Digital Audio Player on 11/24/06. It stopped working within 3 months and had it replaced with a new product. The original purchase was only guaranteed for 3 months, and the replaced product did not start with a new warranty. This meant that when I received the replacement, my warranty had expired. I had enquired about purchasing an extended warranty and was told that I can purchase it since it was still within the 3 month period. When I tried to do so, I was denied because the warranty could not be sold in Florida. Last month, after 6 months, the replacement is not working. WhenI went on the BBB website, I discovered that Creative Labs does not have a satisfactory report. Like other purchasers, I relied on CNET's ratings on the product. Now I will also check BBB for ratings on the company. If they get a lot of complaints, it means their products are not good. Why else would customers have to complain.
Pros Great sound, holds lots of music, simple interface.
Cons Control is very sensitive, takes a while to get accustomed.
Summary As I said, great player! I use MP3's, so it is just what I wanted, and it was everything I expected and more.
I got 8GB of storage and great sound for a fraction of IPOD cost. I'm loving it.
Creative products are good quality and value.
"Great Player"on by magreb
Pros Size, storage, sound, many more
Cons Little heavy, stock earphones not great
Summary Overall this is a great buy. Sounds great, easy to use, small, and battery lasts long. Have it hooked up to my car stereo and it sounds like a cd is playing, but without haveing to change a disk. Great product.