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Creative ZEN review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, March 18th 2008                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Creative ZEN review

C reative is a worldwide manufacturer of digital entertainment products. Creative was founded in Singapore in 1981 with the underlying thought of multimedia starting a revolution in the way people handle their PCs. One of Creative's mobile multimedia players is the ZEN. The Creative ZEN is a multimedia player offering many possibilities and it has the size of a credit card. It's an interesting product for LetsGoMobile to put through the test procedure and offer you some insights in the performance of the ZEN. We have to mention beforehand that the included accessories of this test model deviate from what comes with the Creative ZEN available in the shops.

Creative ZEN review

 

Creative ZEN multimedia player

Creative ZEN multimedia player

Creative ZEN mobile multimedia player

The Creative ZEN model tested by LetsGoMobile has an internal memory of 4GB but it is also available in a 2GB, 8GB and 16GB version. The front of the Creative ZEN multimedia player has a shiny black color and the back is carried out in matte black. The 2.5 inch LCD colour monitor is rather small to watch videos but it certainly has an excellent quality. The dimensions of the ZEN multimedia player are 55 x 83 x 12 mm. You can enhance the internal memory through an SD or SDHC memory card. The battery of the Creative ZEN takes four hours to fully recharge through a USB connection on the pc. A battery lasts for 25 hours of audio or five hours of video playback per charge. The Creative ZEN player is standard delivered with a one year manufacturer's warranty.

Creative ZEN MP4 player review

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Creative ZEN Retail box

As said before, there are various ZEN kits available. Our ZEN test model comes in a black box, with lifestyle images printed on the inside. The test model is delivered with a remarkable amount of additional accessories such as extra pouches for protection. Apart from the Creative ZEN multimedia player, USB battery charger and earphones we also find in the box a clear case with a large keychain for attaching it to your bag or backpack for example. Another included protective cover is a leather case with a button for attaching it to your trousers and lastly a skin pack with the ZEN logo in bright red colors on the back. Furthermore a software CD is included and a user manual in no less than nineteen languages.

 
 
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