Creative Zen Vision M

Category: MP3 Players - Date: July 2, 2006

Creative Zen Vision:M mp3 Player

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Creative Zen Vision:M Introduction

The Zen Vision:M is a new mp3 player created for one reason: to compete with the all-powerful Apple iPod. However, the Zen Vision M does more than play your music. It also plays your videos and photos as well. It displays them in their true glory on a vibrant, large full-color screen. Perfect for road trips long or short, carry your entertainment in the palm of your hand. Available in a light 30GB model, take your pick from 5 dazzling colors – blue, green, pink, black and white.

Creative Zen Vision:M Design

With the Vertical Touch Pad, which is ergonomically designed, the innovative touch pad control enables quick, comfortable access to menus and settings. 2.5″ high-definition LCD screen: Watch movies and photos in their full glory on the large 2.5″ LCD screen, even under bright lighting. Displaying up to 262,144 vibrant colors, get crisp, clear detail in every image in high-definition 320 x 240 resolution.

Creative Zen Vision:M Features

Ability to play movies, photos and songs.
Voice Recorder: Meetings, lectures, even voice memos to yourself – record them all with the integrated voice recorder, which stores hundreds of hours worth of recordings.
Personal Organizer: Store and view all the information that’s important to you – daily tasks, contact lists and even a calendar. ZEN VISION:M syncs easily with Microsoft Outlook, and lets you edit your information with Creative Media Explorer.
FM Radio: If 15,000 songs aren’t enough, listen to more with the integrated FM radio. 32 station presets let you switch stations whenever you want.

Creative Zen Vision:M Performance

With the rechargeable Li-Ion battery you can enjoy up to 14 hours of music, or 4 hours of movies. Perfect for watching an entire movie non-stop anywhere you are. The Zen Vision M features a customizable shortcut button and it supports a wide range of online music stores and subscription services, as well as video formats. It has excellent audio and video quality. As with all music players that play from a hard drive, there is a slight delay when playing music.

Whats included in the package

* Creative ZEN VISION:M
* Earphones
* Power Adapter with 2 interchangable plugs
* Sync Adapter
* USB 2.0 cable
* Pouch
* User’s Guide
* Installation CD (includes Creative MediaSource and Creative Media Explorer software)

Conclusion

Lets quickly recap the specs again, a 2.5-inch screen at 320×240 resolution and a 30GB hard drive, 4 hours of video playback (double that of Apple’s iPod), 11 hours of audio playback, and practically the same size as an iPod. More features include an FM tuner and voice recording niceties, and they have a decent list of video format support, including MPEG-4, WMV, Motion JPEG, DivX, and XviD. It looks like Apple has some competition now finally. Coming in at $330 starting price the Creative Zen Vision: M is a very nice mp3 player.


2 Responses to “Creative Zen Vision M”

  1. Ed Says:

    I just bought the Creative Labs Zen Visition:m 30 GB PDA. I’m having great trouble converting .ts,.bup,and .vom video files from burn’t DVD-Rs to any files that the
    Zen Vision:m 30GB can store in its memory, because the message I get on my computer is that these files are not supported by the Zen Vision:m 30GB PDA(this is with the Zen cd software installed). In other words, I can’t get the Zen Vision:m 30GB PDA to receive my burned DVD-Rs. Can you help me? I went on the Creative Zen Vision:m 30GB website…no help. Everything else works great!

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