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  • - Flash memory 16 GB
  • - LCD 6.35 cm (2.5") 320 x 240 pixels
  • - Audio formats supported: MP3, WMA
  • - FM radio Voice recording Built-in microphone
Warranty: 1 year limited hardware warranty
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Creative Labs ZEN 16GB Black. Total storage capacity: 16 GB. Display: LCD. FM radio. Voice recording. Product colour: Black

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Reviews
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:36
Uk has collected 78 expert reviews for Creative Labs ZEN 16GB Black and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
79%
Source Review comments Score
igizmo.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Raise a glass to this pint-sized piece of PC-only near perfection Sound quality / SD card slot No Wi-Fi, touch screen or widescreen Creative’s Zen, which has spent years nipping at the heels of the iPod without ever making that killer bite, has come up...
Good Sound quality, SD card slot...
Bad No WiFi, touch screen or widescreen...
80%
techadvisor.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Creatives superslim Zen has an attractive 2.5in colour display, an FM tuner, a built-in microphone, robust video- and photo-viewing capabilities and the ability to import contact management information. And the Creative Zen 8GB even plays music. Th...
Bottom line The Creative Zen 8GB lacks the Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPod touch, but has plenty else going for it and is a great choice for gadgeteers and audiophiles alike. A worthy award-winner. Darren Gladstone Lowest online price: ££114.99...
100%
letsgomobile.org/en
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
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 Creatives...
0%
alphr.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Since the flash-based Creative Zen came out at the end of last year it's been an appealing alternative to the iPod nano. And with the arrival of this huge, limited-edition 32GB version the range is expanding into the high-capacity market, formerly domi...
Bottom line A sleek and well-designed device, but far too expensive for what it does...
50%
Xtremecomputing.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Founded in Singapore in 1981 and famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed Zen and MuVo lines of digita...
Good Outstanding 2.5inch colour LCD screen, 16.7 million Photo/Video display, FM Radio and Voice recorder, Upgradeable SD slot, USB 2.0 storage device, 25 hours audio playback, Accessories available...
Bad Not DivX certified...
Bottom line Creative have put together a delightful digital media player that has become a real joy to use and listen too. The only downfall is that the ZEN is not DivX certified and won’t down scale a video file higher then the screens resolution size. But in...
0%
mobilecomputermag.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Last month saw the arrival of Apple’s latest iPods. But while the iPod Touch is arguably in a league of its own, we weren’t quite so bowled over by the new iPod Nano — its squat figure divided opinion in the Mobile office and the larger fingered membe...
100%
expertreviews.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Creatives 4GB Zen has a 2.5in screen and costs less than the equivalent iPod Nano with the same capacity and a smaller 2in screen. It can play audio in WMA, WMA-DRM, MP3, Wav and - for the first time - AAC formats, which is great news for iTunes fa...
60%
techradar.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
It's plastic, not aluminium, Verdict, The perfect iPod nano alternative...
Good Competitive price, Interface is great, DivX support, iTunes AAC support...
Bad Its plastic, not aluminium...
Bottom line While the world is obsessing over Apples new iPod touch, lets not forget about all the other cool MP3 players out there. You know, the ones that arent locked down to proprietary file formats and limited to use with only one PC or Mac (ahem).Like thi...
80%
tomshardware.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Let’s be Zen... that seems to be Creative’s motto, as the manufacturer from Singapore keeps expanding its range. After the Zen Micro, the Zen Vision M or even the Zen V, it is high time the Creative Zen turn its attention to taking some of the...
0%
digitalversus.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
It was with some delay (when compared to its rivals) that Creative finally launched a multimedia player in credit card format (55 x 83 x 11.3 mm and 62 g). Indeed, the Zen only arrived on the market at the end of summer 2007 and it was much awaited. H...
Good Sound quality and the screen, The many audio formats, Ergonomics...
Bad The face smudges easily, Transfers and video incompatibility...
80%
techadvisor.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
How different life would be if Apple hadnt made its foray into the world of portable audio. Creatives Zen 4GB, for example, is the sort of commendable digital audio player that would make serious waves in an iPod-free world. Indeed, we were thoroug...
Bottom line A decent showing from Creative, but the Creative Zen 4GB suffers from comparison with Apples ultra-desirable iPod nano. Video playback and the SD Card slot are plus points, however. David Price Lowest online price: £N/A...
70%
pocket-lint.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Creative challenge Apple dominance with its latest offering?...
Good Screen, size, SD card slot, radio...
Bad Not much...
Bottom line If you arent an Apple fan, but want a MP3 player to play tunes on the go, this is one of the best options available...
90%
theregister.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:36
Despite beating Apple to market with the Nomad MP3 player and being eventually credited with the mother of music player user-interface patents, Creative has always been stuck in Apples shadow. Its offerings to date have been well-received, but it has...
Bottom line Comparisons with Apples iPod Nano are inevitable - the Zen is a direct rival to the lesser pod. The Creative player has a larger screen - by half an inch - comes in a larger capacity and then theres that SD card slot. It has more features too. So...
75%
goodgearguide.com.au
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2011-11-04 13:56:03
For videos, music, photos and more, you cant beat the Zen. Its one of the most versatile players on the market, its well built and itll give you many hours of enjoyment.
Good 2.5in screen, has FM and microphone functions, SD slot, silky video playback...
Bad Our MP4 files couldnt be transcoded for use on the player, ships with a short USB cable, a little heavy on the bass frequencies The Final Word For videos, music, photos and more, you cant beat the Zen. Its one of the most versatile players on the ma...
Bottom line For videos, music, photos and more, you cant beat the Zen. Its one of the most versatile players on the market, its well built and itll give you many hours of enjoyment.
85%
stuff.co.nz
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2011-11-04 13:56:04
The Creative Zen is a nifty little Flash media player, with fantastic sound, an excellent screen for audio and video, and loads of neat extras and fine tuning. The 2.5 inch TFT screen (capable of 16.7 million colours) on the Zen is great. Photos were c...
0%
gadgetguy.com.au
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2011-11-04 13:56:07
It may not be chic or able to display photos on a tiny colour screen, but when it comes to quality sound and useful features, the Zen is an excellent product.
Good Amazing sound quality, excellent easy to use PC software, built-in FM radio and organiser with Outlook synchronisation capability, support for WAV, MP3 and WMA, user replaceable battery.
Bad Controls a little hard to use, no support for iTunes ACC format, chunky, geeky appearance, only available in black or white, monochrome screen, no photo support.
Bottom line It may not be chic or able to display photos on a tiny colour screen, but when it comes to quality sound and useful features, the Zen is an excellent product.
80%
apcmag.com
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2014-03-20 04:35:29
You can choose to either install Creative's Zen Media Explorer software or use Media Player to copy music back and forth and arrange playlists and the like. The Zen uses a standard USB cable for connection.Rather than taking the traditional screen-ab...
Good Nice screen...
Bad Slow start up...
60%
stuff.tv
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2014-03-20 04:35:29
Its been a long time since we saw a new portable offering from the forefathers of MP3. Since the Zen Vision:M and Zen V Plus, everything has been rather quiet, except for the Shuffle-aping Stone range. Now its back and its serious: so serious that i...
Good Great screen. Excellent build. Storage capacity. Audio quality...
Bad Bulkier and less sexy than rivals. Shoddy headphones...
Bottom line Slick and talented, the Zen is the movie-playing flash player to beat...
80%
hardwaresecrets.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:34
There is no doubt that the iPod has a strangle-hold on the digital music player industry. In fact, iPods have become so popular that some people call all music players iPods. Yet, there are many other brands and other types of players. So we set out to...
Bottom line With great sound, a crisp and clear screen, and great video playback, and a good price, the Zen is a serious iPod competitor. Although the interface is not quite as sleek as the iPod, it is user-friendly and quite full-featured. ProsGood designBrillian...
0%
Theinquirer.net
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Realising it came from those boys at Creative, curiosity got the better of us and we had to call it in. We’re a tad unaccustomed to reviewing real consumer tech, but thought it would make a nice change, putting something other than the the usual fare...
Good Capacity, screen...
Bad GUI lay out, SD card content not fully integrated...
70%
techworld.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Creative's superslim Zen has an attractive 2.5in colour display, an FM tuner, a built-in microphone, robust video- and photo-viewing capabilities and the ability to import contact management information. And the Creative Zen 8GB even plays music.The C...
Bottom line The Creative Zen 8GB lacks the Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPod touch, but has plenty else going for it and is a great choice for gadgeteers and audiophiles alike. A worthy award-winner...
0%
ixbtlabs.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:34
Its easy to beat your brains out trying to choose a present for your girlfriends birthday, St. Valentines, you name it. Its even harder to choose a present that she will actually like—you will have to study her preferences. The modern market offer...
0%
pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Gadget lover’s player may lack Wi-Fi, but it has lots of other features, supports a wide array of formats, and accepts SD Cards.
Good Featureheavy, SD card slot for instant memory upgrades...
Bad Onehanded operation a little tricky, Skimps on bundled accessories...
Bottom line Gadget lover’s player may lack Wi-Fi, but it has lots of other features, supports a wide array of formats, and accepts SD Cards.
83%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:34
You can choose to either install Creative's Zen Media Explorer software or use Media Player to copy music back and forth and arrange playlists and the like. The Zen uses a standard USB cable for connection.Rather than taking the traditional screen-ab...
Good Nice screen...
Bad Slow start up...
60%
blogcritics.org
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:34
Faced with stiffer competition from Apple as well as Microsoft, Creative has updated its venerable Zen series. The new Zen (just Zen) uses flash memory and is available in sizes ranging from 2 GB to 32 GB. Its an excellent iPod alternative, although t...
0%
pocketables.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Creative did a lot of things right with the ZEN. It kept the screen size of its predecessor but dramatically increased the number of supported colors, updated the patented user interface without messing with what made it successful in the first place...
0%
techtree.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Ever since the iPod mini and the successive Nano player arrived in the market, many manufacturers were determined to defeat this digital audio device - either by emulating its abilities, or by bringing innovativeness to their own products, or both. Tou...
Good A well-sized, good quality screen, A fast and visually appealing User Interface, Speedy data transfers, Extras like Voice Recorder, FM Radio and an SD Card slot, Good battery life, Good media management software.
Bad Bundled ear-phones could have been better.
Bottom line Battery Life I was pretty impressed with the battery life of this player as well. In my testing period, I watched almost 2 hours worth videos on it and listened to music for almost 4 hours, still the battery wasnt ready to give up! The Creative Zen is...
90%
smartcomputing.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
My son and I have taken long road trips around the country a few times, and we loved heading to the library before leaving to get books on CD. The miles melted away as we listened to mysteries, fantasies, and classics. Last summer, we hadn’t quite f...
0%
v3.co.uk
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
What with the iPods domination of video and music players it’s sometimes hard to remember that there are other brands, but the Zen 4GB from Creative is well worth considering. Such a player can hold some 1,000 songs. We didnt fill it up, but after a...
Good Excellent picture and sound quality Clear screen Standard USB connection...
Bad Navigation buttons are fiddly No track search capability...
Bottom line The Zen 4GB is small and light with excellent sound and video quality, although its navigation buttons are not as good as the iPod scroll wheel.
80%
tech2.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:34
Like MP3 players, PMPs (that is, Portable Media Players) are getting smaller and smaller. Take the Creative Zen for instance. Yes, it’s simply called the Creative Zen and looks like a compressed and flattened version of the Vision:W. Considering...
Good Good video and sound, Lightweight and slim, Plenty of features...
Bad Bundled earphones are bad, Most video files need to be converted, Conversion process is too slow...
Bottom line Like MP3 players, PMPs (that is, Portable Media Players) are getting smaller and smaller. Take the Creative Zen for instance. Yes, it’s simply called the Creative Zen and looks like a compressed and flattened version of the Vision:W. Considering...
70%
tomsguide.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
Overall, the Creative Zen is a good machine. It allows you to have up to 48 GB of memory in your pocket, and is very simple to use. These two elements combine to make this MP3 player a really strong competitor in its field. Of course it’s not perfect...
0%
skatter.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:34
First off, we would like to thank the folks over at Creative for providing us the new ZEN for review. We have been messing around with it for a week and we’ve got to say there’s a lot to get excited about, especially the price. The Creative ZE...
0%
extremetech.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Sharp interface; radio (with 32 presets and autoscan); voice recorder; large display; excellent audio and video quality. Whats Naughty: Susceptible to fingerprints and blotches; short USB cord. Whats the Deal: It seems that everyone is engaged in a...
Good Sharp interface; radio (with 32 presets and autoscan); voice recorder; large display; excellent audio and video quality.
Bad Susceptible to fingerprints and blotches; short USB cord.
Bottom line It seems that everyone is engaged in a secret love affair with the iPod, while MP3 players from companies like Creative, SanDisk, and Microsoft are "just friends" with our music-listening populace. Creative has been in the MP3 biz since the early days...
0%
computerworld.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Once, Apple Inc.s iPod had no serious competitors. Now, the iPod Nano faces serious competition from a handful of devices, most notably Creative Technology Ltd.s new Zen media player. This little flash-based device is the width of a standard credit...
0%
arstechnica.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Why does it seem like these days there is a constant stream of personal media players (PMPs)? Since Jacqui Cheng isnt reviewing this, we know its not an Apple product, and since thats the case, we know its going to have an uphill battle against th...
Good $130 is a great price for what you get SD Slot makes the storage expandable Support for many, many file formats Great sound and video quality Easy to use software...
Bad Slow start-up time, unresponsive menus Interface can be confusing, hard to learn No backlit buttons The screen doesn’t handle deep blacks well in video Have to reencode all of your video in 320x240 to watch it on the device...
Bottom line There is a lot to like here. The large selection of accepted file formats, the impressive sound on the audio, the features you may or may not need, and the SD card slot so you can expand the memory makes for a very good $130 deal. That is, until I pass...
60%
trustedreviews.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
At one time Creative's Vision M digital media player was the envy of all, and the rest of its range of music players was impressive enough to rival even the most prolific of competitors. In recent times, however, things have gone quiet. Only the low-end Z...
Bottom line Creative has come up trumps with its new, flash-based, mini media player. Pitched as a direct competitor to the iPod nano it beats it on most fronts with the one exception being that its physical controls aren't quite as nice to use. It comes in a greater...
80%
stuff.tv
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:35
Its been a long time since we saw a new portable offering from the forefathers of MP3. Since the Zen Vision:M and Zen V Plus, everything has been rather quiet, except for the Shuffle-aping Stone range. Now its back and its serious: so serious that i...
Good Great screen. Excellent build. Storage capacity. Audio quality...
Bad Bulkier and less sexy than rivals. Shoddy headphones...
Bottom line Slick and talented, the Zen is the movie-playing flash player to beat...
80%
computershopper.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
The Creative Zen may not offer the cachet of the Apple iPod Touch, the gee-whiz design of the Iriver Clix Gen2, or as much storage capacity as its predecessor, the Creative Zen Vision:M, but this nicely priced MP3 player still won us over...
Good Compact design; comes in 16GB capacity; large, sharp screen; lots of extra features, including SD-card slot; stellar audio, video quality; excellent battery life...
Bad Replaces a higher-capacity Creative player; no line-in or FM recording...
Bottom line Its not the most eye-catching player out there, but the Creative Zen still has lots going for it: a beautiful screen, excellent sound quality, and good battery life...
80%
techcrunch.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Creative’s Zen line of media players hasn’t stolen much thunder from the iPod, but it has been more successful than many. The latest, dubbed simply the Creative Zen, is a flash-based player that does video on a 2.5-inch screen and rocks a full...
70%
anythingbutipod.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:35
Creative’s new player, simply named Zen, adds another powerful player to the Zen family of MP3 and PMPs. With a really nice form factor, this Zen has a 16.7 million-color screen making a noticeable difference to video playback and photo viewing. I h...
Bottom line Creative’s new player, simply named Zen, adds another powerful player to the Zen family of MP3 and PMPs. With a really nice form factor, this Zen has a 16.7 million-color screen making a noticeable difference to video playback and photo viewing. I h...
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vr-zone.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:36
Introducing the Creative Zen! The flash player is the official successor of the ZEN Vision:M, and is available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, and is advertised to be the "size of a credit card". Many of you might be thinking that Creative mig...
Bottom line The Zen would be a very nice addition to the Creative lineup of Mp3 players, with its excellent form factor, its SD-card (with SD-HC support) expandability, and great video playback capabilities (I just have to reiterate, fantastic screen for a PMP!!...
85%
mp3.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:36
The Creative Zen sounds fantastic and features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. The player offers a smorgasbord of desirable extras such as an SD card expansion slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and a user-definable E...
Good The Creative Zen sounds fantastic and features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. The player offers a smorgasbord of desirable extras such as an SD card expansion slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and a user-definable E...
Bad The Creative Zen only comes in black, and it doesnt come close to matching the max 60GB offered by the player its replacing.
Bottom line Were hard-pressed to find anything not to like about the Creative Zen. Its a great option for anyone looking for a great-sounding, pocketable MP3 player with an excellent, video-capable screen and plenty of extra features.
83%
Laptopmag.com
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2011-08-10 02:24:36
Creatives stylish portable media player aims right at the new nano with its larger screen and SD Card slot.
Good Larger display than nano, Good audio quality, SD Card slot, Compatible with unprotected AAC files...
Bad Long startup time, Confusing navigation, Display is dimmer than new nano’s, Static-filled radio reception...
Bottom line It has a bigger screen for watching videos. It has expandable memory. And it offers little perks that the new iPod nano doesnt have, like an FM radio and voice recorder. It even supports iTunes unprotected AAC format. Add it all up and what do you ha...
70%
ocworkbench.com
Updated:
2011-08-10 02:24:36
Creative Zen 2.5" Media playerBluetooth 29 Aug 2007 Pricing of Creative Zen player>>>Zen Player for Music and Video in Credit card form factor Today, we take a look at a just released gadget from Creative Technologies, the Zen Player. Zen Player is sm...
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