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Community Level 1Nicole627

Nicole627

AMAZING - this player has it all!

AdvantagesSmall, Lightweight, Good Lookin, GREAT SOUND

DisadvantagesNo colour screen, touch pad takes getting used to

"...heard that by the summer, Creative will be releasing 4GB and 6GB versions of the Zen Micro as well! The sound that comes out of this teeny little machine is incredible! Get rid of the included earbuds and invest in a quality pair of headphones - the buds are okay, but once you hear the power on REAL headphones, you'll never go back! The Zen Micro also allows you to choose from 8 different EQ settings to best suit whatever type of music you're groovin' ..." Read review
16.03.2005

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Community Level 2ryan270286

ryan270286

Zen Micro -Better Than The Ipod Mini?

AdvantagesSmall, Light, Stylish, 2 batteries, All Accessories Included!

DisadvantagesNone as yet

"The new MP3 player from Creative Labs - Zen Micro. And that, is what it is exactly. An exremely small MP3 Player with attitude to suit. LOOKS At first impression, the look of this machine is stunning. The player is surrounded by a mesmorising blue light making it a joy to use. The capacity is 5GB, storing around 1000 of your favourite songs, and if you get bored of listening to your own music, there's also a built in radio with 32 presets ..." Read review
26.11.2004

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Community Level 2klouf87

klouf87

An amazing gadget at the touch of a button Review with images

AdvantagesIt's appearance, sound quality, comes with vital accessories

DisadvantagesTouch pad can be a bit too sensitive but can be lowered

"...caught an advertisement for the Creative Zen Micro and was taken in right away by the "available in 10 colours" tagline! I thought "Wow 10 colours, brilliant!" haha, it did take me about 6 weeks to choose which colour I wanted "black....white....noooo black...so silver...ohh red-gorgeous! nahh...black.." anyway, I decided to go with silver and it's a beaut! For me, it has everything I need, holds the right amount of songs and looks just as good, if ..." Read review
02.04.2005

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Community Level 2mfhome

mfhome

Zen Micro MP3 Player

AdvantagesSmall, great looks, compatible with most formats

DisadvantagesTouch screen a little to fiddly

"...why did I buy the Creative Zen Micro? I'll answer that later, just in case you are interested, did my gadget heart beat my mind into submission for a £140 gadget? In this review I have two parts, general info about music players and then a review of the Creative Zen. I have tried to cover all of the questions someone might have about a portable music player. If you are new to media players you should spend some time learning about the major differences ..." Read review
03.07.2005

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Community Level 5josarah

josarah

Zen and the Art of Creative MP3 Players Review with images

AdvantagesFits in your pocket, Display Screen

DisadvantagesSensitive Touch Pad

"...prices I went onto the Creative website and actually ended up purchasing the little beast through one of their approved stores, and at the cheapest price I had seen as well, thumbs up from me. The player cost me £135 delivered which I though was a fair price. For those of you who don't know an MP3 player allows you, with a range of software (depending on the type of player) to take you CD's or downloaded music and transfer them onto the hard drive ..." Read review
04.09.2005

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Community Level 2benlewis1988

benlewis1988

Zen Micro: Beats away competition

AdvantagesSize, extra Gb on the Mini Ipod, FM Radio, Syncing wiht Windows Media Player

DisadvantagesMust lock keys to put in pocket, software, headphones broke

"...After an experience with the Creative Zen Jukebox (the brick), I decided to go for something smaller. I saw the Zen Micro on Amazon for £169 and begin to deliberate between that and the Ipod Mini. It took a couple of days of pouring over reviews that seemed to contradict each other before I decided. In the end, it was the FM radio that swung me. After deciding to get it, I went into town that day and searched for one. In Curry's the only colour ..." Read review
21.05.2005

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Community Level 3lizzie_hay...

lizzie_haycocks

Don't be a sheep - be smart and get a Zen!

AdvantagesGreat looking, Ergonomic design, Great Sound Quality...

DisadvantagesTouchpad can be tricky...

"...when the Zen came out, Creative gave Apple a run for their money. Currently, the mini ipod is the most comparable product and comes in a 4 and 6 GB version.At the moment, the Zen comes in a 5 GB version but I believe they are soon to launch a 6GB version to rival the ipod. The Zen looks and feels great. Its design is very ergonomic and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. It comes in 10 colours (Black, white, light blue, dark blue, purple, silver, ..." Read review
24.05.2005

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Community Level 1nikey

nikey

Micro whips the Mini into submission

Advantages5GB Memory, small size, features

DisadvantagesNone to talk of

"...organise all your music in. Creative also offer firmware update which can solve some problems such as battery life decreasing when it's turned off! Price It is now about £10 cheaper than the iPod mini although it used to be significantly cheaper. Bought new its about £130 or second hand for much less, as low as £100! Overall I think that this MP3 player is definitely worth the money spent on it, especially when its cheaper than the iPod Mini! ..." Read review
27.05.2005

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Community Level 2koknigal

koknigal

smooth criminal - zen micro!

Advantagessize, design and battery life and cheap!

Disadvantagesmore accessories needed, sensitivity of scroll

"...the device, and immediately the Creative Media Source can be opened (Creative's version of iTunes), and the songs can be put onto your Zen Micro. Personal experience: After about 10 months of using it, i had to send it off for repairs - there was something wrong with the hole for putting the headphones in - all i could hear was the backing music of the songs and not the actual song itself. As the 1 year warranty hadnt finished yet, they were ..." Read review
30.05.2007

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Community Level 1SadGamble

SadGamble

The best in its class without a doubt

AdvantagesA well designed MP3 player that will deliver all your wishes!

DisadvantagesMaybe not the one for people that have MASSIVE CD collections?

"...lights! The good people at Creative knowing how much we people like glowing lights put a nice glow light rim around the player. It is something that will make you want to use it in dark places because the light has this weird glow to it that fades and brightens constantly. Don't worry though if your not using the options or charging they cut out to save power. The Controls are one of the best features of the player. It has a main slip control in the ..." Read review
06.08.2005

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Community Level 1raffs101

raffs101

Mini iPod Beater!

AdvantagesDesign(+Ergonomics), Size (Actual & 5GB Memory), 12 hrs Battery life

DisadvantagesPractice needed to master touch panel

"...of this new conception from Creative are some of the most exciting and noticeable upgrades. Technically, the older Zen NX was a fantastic product; however its size and weight let it down. The Micro weighs in at a miniscule 108g making it a versatile and very practical product. It sizes up at 51x19x84mm- perfect to slip into a pocket; yet the inviting smoothness of the edges sculpted to fit your palm will keep you holding it instead, admiring any of ..." Read review
29.01.2005

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Community Level 1raffs101

raffs101

Mini iPod conqueror-sry same review-new&confused!

AdvantagesDesign(+Ergonomics), Size (Actual & 5GB Memory), 12 hrs Battery life

DisadvantagesPractice needed to master touch panel

"...of this new conception from Creative are some of the most exciting and noticeable upgrades. Technically, the older Zen NX was a fantastic product; however its size and weight let it down. The Micro weighs in at a miniscule 108g making it a versatile and very practical product. It sizes up at 51x19x84mm- perfect to slip into a pocket; yet the inviting smoothness of the edges sculpted to fit your palm will keep you holding it instead, admiring any of ..." Read review
29.01.2005

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Community Level 2jmobstar2

jmobstar2

Do you want a complex quality mp3 player?

Advantagessize,memory (5gb), design and battery life

Disadvantagescomplexity, not much else.

"The creative zen micro touch! This is the mini ipod's main competition -infact probably their only competition. And this certainly gives the mini ipod a run for it's money. Not only does it come with a 20% increase in memory over the apple but it is rated as 50%more battery life. So i decided to put this to the test and got both! **MEMORY** The memory of the creative zen micro is a halfway point between the 6gb and the 4gb mini ipod's. It's ..." Read review
03.04.2005

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Community Level 1guitarjunk...

guitarjunkie66

YOU MUST read this before considering a zen micro!

AdvantagesPlays music with good quality, 5GB hard drive, removable battery, FM radio

DisadvantagesPoor performance, terrible tech support, simple design flaws

"...happy to sell me a creative player over the out of the stock ipod, and I went along with it and happily purchased one. The first thing I noticed about it is that it leaves much to be desired in terms of shape, its rounded and plump, with a side cut straight off for the buttons and screen. It makes your thumb shake after much use as it is almost to small and fat to use. I tried out the buttons and was also dissapointed. Unlike other mp3 players, ..." Read review
26.08.2005

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Community Level 1dookie2006

dookie2006

Creative are creative

AdvantagesSomewhat small and sleak

DisadvantagesDodgey touch controls

"Hi, I recieved my creative zen micro back in april as a gift. I was delighted although at first funnily enough I didn't know what it was. I soon realised that it was a music media player, I removed it from its box and was happy to find that it was precharged so I could get down two using it immediately. First of all I experienced the fm radio that was built it and was quiet sad to realise that it had bother tuning into radio 1, To some people ..." Read review
14.08.2005

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