"A Spectacular Buy"on by DevilsRed
Pros Light, Easy Music Transfer, has a great feel. The FM Radio is definitly a hit, as is the line in recording.
Cons Scroller A Bit Spastic, but still easy to use.
Summary I went to the store with high intentions for this product- and I wasn't disappointed. I to CNET's word for it, and bought it over the iPod. While at Best Buy, they had the ZEN V Plus right next to an iPod Nano. I asked the clerk-" This ZEN is about $100 cheaper than the Nano, outlasts the estimated life of the nano, and has more features. Why do people buy so many iPods when this is around?" The clerk said-" Because it's Apple."
I opened the package, and even with the sayings of such a small player, was still shocked at the size- in a good way. The player came with the right accesories, and software- all easy to use. I had seen my friends iTunes program, and said oh great another ton of downloads, and long transfers. When I plugged it into my computer I saw that you can simply drag and drog files from any music player you have including Windows Media PLayer, Quicktime, and Real Player. Naming the songs was a sinch, and the line in recording feature was amazing. I love the Zen's video feature as well. Many have said that you would never watch a video on the OLED screen, but it is definitly a key experiance on the player. With amazing playback quality, unoticable pocket weight, a matchbook size player, and a truckload of accesories from the accesories packet it comes with, this player outstrips the iPod nano by a mile- great for first time MP3 Player buyers.
Pros Sharp, Bright Screen. Really good audio, Simple interface and Alot of nice features.
Cons low visibility in bright light, No in-box Wall Charger, Average in box ear phones.
Summary I picked up The Zen V plus about 3 weeks ago, and having done my homework before purchasing one, I had an idea on what to expect. It's a great iPod Alternative with a really simple menu system, and drag and drop system with their media software. The sound is rich and strong, with out too many hiccups.
Videos can be automatically converted in creative media explorer which is really convenient for those who don't have conversion software. Photos as well can be downscaled to fit on the screen, so you can have more space for movies and music.
I think that having a seperate volume button is nice, since you don't have to worry too much about hitting the wrong controls.
The only gripes I have about this product are that I wish it came with a AC wall charger, that way I don't need to power up my laptop or desktop to charge it. Also, the reflective coating on the screen tends to distort the colors when outdoors or in bright lights. Aside from that, This is a solid player in my opinion.
Pros Awesome sound,nice battery life, joystick easy to use,navigation easy as well, and like how it looks.
Cons None except that you must charge it through your computer but mines on all the time so doesnt bother me.
Summary I purchased mine from best buy for $127.99 but with tax was $140, still a good deal. This is my first mp3 player so I have nothing to compare it except a worthless mp3 player I returned to walmart after getting it for christmas; I couldnt get any songs on it. Anyways this little thing is great i was amazed at how small it is and how awesome the screen looks. The sound quality is great too and 2gb is perfect for me, I have about 150 songs on it and an episode of The Office and still have 700mb left. Provided ear phones are ok I only tried them once but I just prefer my lil philips extreme bass ear buds. I highly recommend this player. Review:nice battery life(about 15 hours w/ music),Awesome screen and vid playing ability,good sound quality,cool joystick, and stylish looking.
Pros a very powerful little package that gives you more bang for your dollar. It plays all formats, plays video, a voice recorder, downloads pics, and is an fm tuner. Are you jealous nano ?
Cons None found, I simply enjoy this player period!
Summary A great little and convenient player that packs a big bang for such a small price. This is a diamond in the rough as far as mp3 players go. There are none better with all that this one does. I paid $99.99 2GB through Buy.com when checking out with google. they are sold at other retailers for around $130.00. Buy this player and enjoy!
Pros Great Design, Beautiful screen, Video playback, Great Value!
Cons Fm Tuner not avalible on all levels.
Summary This is an amazing mp3 player, I'm stunned by the top notch quality in this device, feels much more sturdy than the nano and has a bigger screen! Also has video playback, unlike the i pod nano. Also I got a great deal on the Mp3 player, 129$ for the 2Gb Zen V, Black and green! Much Cheaper than the comparable Nano for 179$. The device also has many features the ipod lacks, like a available fm tuner and video playback. Honestly I think the ipod better start catching up or it will soon get lost in the dust. YAY CREATIVE! ...although i still admire the nano, just not the price..