Creative Zen V 4 GB Portable Media Player

Creative Zen V 4 GB Portable Media Player

Yep, we’ve certainly featured our share of iPods and (tons of) iPod accessories, but we hardly wanted to be biased. The latest Zen media player from Creative is stiff competition for Apple. The Zen V 4GB has a number of cool features under its very small belt at a price that would make Apple execs cringe. For starters, the Zen V fits in your palm, weighs in at less than 2 ounces, and includes a 1.5″ OLED screen that displays photos, menus and album art in full color. Ok, that’s all fine, but what else? How about the ability to support subscription services, synchronization with MS Outlook, a built-in microphone to let you record voice memos or lectures, and one of the best features: the ability to record directly from an audio source to the Zen without the need to rip it first to your PC. Oh yeah, this thing can run for 15 hours on a single charge.

Features:

  • 1.5-inch OLED
  • Supports subscription services and pay-per-download music
  • Direct CD Recording function
  • Automatic track detection separates each song for you
  • Personal Organizer with sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • built-in microphone to double as a voice recorder
  • skip-free playback
  • calendar & tasks
  • Plays music, ZENCast & audiobooks
  • Alarm & clock
  • Customizable main menu
  • 8 EQ settings (Acoustic, classical, disco, jazz, new age, pop, rock & vocal)
  • Audio Playback Format – MP3 – WMA – WAV
  • JPEG Photo Format
  • Battery Life – Up to 15 hours continuous playtime / Built-in, rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Unit Dimensions – Size WxHxD – 2.7 x 1.7 x 0.6 / Weight – 1.55 ounces
  • Software: Creative MediaSource Player/Organizer to import music into your computer and transfer it to ZEN V. Creative MediaSource Player/Organizer is your digital music center for playing, creating, organizing and transferring digital music.
  • ZEN Media Explorer offers you the ease of managing music tracks and data files in ZEN V, in a Windows Explorer environment

Price: $159.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)