Creative ZEN Touch 20 GB

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Creative ZEN Touch 20 GB

Creative Zen Touch - style, size, capacity and an extra long battery life make it the ideal digital audio player for music fans. Its innovative Touch ...

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Review of "Creative ZEN Touch 20 GB"

published 02/11/2004 | nollie99
Member since : 21/09/2004
Reviews : 20
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Pro Great Sound Quality, Long Battery Life, Looks Nice, Easy to Use
Cons Can be hard to see screen in a certain light, supplied earphones terrible, quite large
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"Creative Zen Touch- Great MP3!"

(*'s Out of 5)

I received the Creative Zen Touch for my birthday in October (at a guess I'd say it cost around £170) and I have been extremely pleased with it since- I haven't even filled half of its large 20GB capacity.

What's in the box: Creative Zen Touch MP3 Player, USB 1.1/2.0 cable, Quick Start Manual, Creative Zen Touch case, Creative earphones and charger.

Looks: ****and a half- I think this Creative Zen Touch looks very nice, the buttons have been neatly placed, the blue backlit screen gives it a very nice edge and everything just seems to fit in, it's slightly larger and heavier than the iPod, but that's just a minor con because it feels sturdy and of high quality.

Ease of Use: ***** This is extremely simple to navigate, even my Dad knew how to work it!! Straight out of the box, it's a simple matter ofplugging it in, charging it and putting music onto it is very fast with its USB 2.0 cable. (Though since I only have a 1.1 slot it took around 8 seconds per song in MP3 format) One suggesiton is to lock the MP3 player before oyu put it into the case supplied since usually whenever the player is placed into it some buttons are pressed. Scrolling through over 8,000 songs is very easy with its scroll pad, which took me around 5-10 minutes to get used to, it's just a matter of selecting the artist, album or song.

Audio Quality: ****and a half - The sound is very clear and crisp, but if you want to unlock the full sound quality potential of this MP3 player, buy some better quality earphones.

Battery Life: ***** The Zen Touch boasts an extremely large 24 hours of battery life (can go up to 32)- twice as much as the new fourth generation iPod and it only takes 4 hours to charge.

Reccommened accessories: High quality ear-phones, a case that protects the Zen and lets you use it at the same time.

Overall: *****- This is a quality MP3 player with great sound quality, is easy to use, has a great battery life and looks good, I'd reccommend this MP3 player to people who are serious about music.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 21/08/2009
    dont like the look of this one
  • alan74 published 19/04/2005
    Really good review that tells me more or less whats need to be known. Alan
  • alan74 published 18/04/2005
    Some more info really needed here, would be a good idea to let the consumer know how much it cost, what size the memory is, how long on avg it takes to download a single song/album and where it can be purchased from, do ya get anything with it other than a pair of headphones, again, if you expand on this let me know and Id be happy to re-rate, Alan
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Product Information : Creative ZEN Touch 20 GB

Manufacturer's product description

Creative Zen Touch - style, size, capacity and an extra long battery life make it the ideal digital audio player for music fans. Its innovative Touch Pad supports easy, fingertip navigation through up to 10,000 songs, while the 20GB hard disk can also store other file types for convenient data sharing and transfer. Super-Fast USB 2.0 connectivity ensures high speed downloads, while Creative MediaSource software makes ripping simple. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 24 hours playtime per charge and the large backlit display with multilingual interface completes the experience.

Product Details

Product Description: Creative ZEN Touch - digital player

Product Type: Digital player hard drive based

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.5 cm x 2.2 cm x 6.9 cm

Weight: 200 g

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, MP3

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: 4-band

Built-in Display: 160 x 104 LCD

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 97 dB - THD - 0.1%

HDD: 20 GB

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - stereo

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Battery: Player - rechargeable

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: 70PF099000000, 70PF099000012

Product Type: Digital player

Digital Player Type: Hard drive based

Width: 10.5 cm

Depth: 2.2 cm

Height: 6.9 cm

Weight: 200 g

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, MP3

Audio System

HDD: 20 GB

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: Yes

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 97 dB - THD - 0.1%

Features: Touch sensor operation, upgradeable firmware

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD

Display Illumination: Yes

Display Illumination Colour: Blue

Resolution: 160 x 104


Equalizer: 4-band

Digital Player (Recorder)

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Playback Modes: Playlist

External Hard Drive Function: Yes


Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo


Connector Type: USB ¦ Headphones / remote control


Included Accessories: Carrying case, USB cable

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Creative MediaSource


Power Device: Power adapter - external


Battery: Player - rechargeable

Run Time (Up To): 24 hour(s)

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP

Peripheral / Interface Devices: CD-ROM, USB port

System Requirements Details: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium II - 266 MHz - RAM 64 MB - HD 30 MB

Additional Requirements: CD-ROM, USB port

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


Listed on Ciao since: 21/10/2004