Creative Vision:M

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Electronic Punk, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Already mentioned these in another thread, but I definately think I am gonna have to get one of these as soon as possible, just looks so damn nice :)

    http://images.europe.creative.com/iss/images/artwork/A6_RGB/Zen_VisionM_Black_a.jpg
    http://images.europe.creative.com/iss/images/artwork/A6_RGB/Zen_VisionM_Black_b.jpg

    http://uk.europe.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=14331
    • Stylish design is compact (104x62x18.9mm) and tactile, with textured finish and smooth contours
    • 30GB hard disk stores up to 15,000 songs* or 120 hours of video
    • 2.5-inch (51x39mm) screen displays images at 320x240, ensuring high quality
    • Supports audio formats WMA (with DRM), MP3, WAV; video formats MPEG (1/2/4), DivX, XviD, WMV; picture format JPG (JPEG)
    • Output to TV via optional AV cable
    • Battery playtimes up to 14 hours of music or 4 hours of video
    Looks stunning too! :)
     
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  2. Sazar

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    But, its so fat :(
     
  3. Electronic Punk

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    Look at the second shot... they are not too fat, its just wider than apple...
     
  4. Sazar

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    Bleh, and cartman is just big-boned :smoker:

    Guess I'll have to wait for pics of it compared to the ipod, or see it in the stores.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    Apparently won't be here before the end of the year so might try and pick one up in Vegas?

    Would have been nice to take on the flight... ah well.
     
  6. ray_gillespie

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    They look cool and I love creative stuff but there is no way they will dent Apple's sales with a name like Creative Zen Vision M. And if it's thicker than an ipod then that's even worse. Personally, I might very well get one but sadly I think that the general population are more bothered about image than quality (by image I mean, like "street image" cool etc) and sales will lag massively behind the ipod.
     
  7. muzikool

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    Looks like a nice device. :)
     
  8. Grandmaster

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    I loved the neon colored one :D And again, why couldn't they make it slimmer? :/
     
  9. Kush

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    copy of the new iPod i believe
     
  10. Grandmaster

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    Techically Apple copied Creative...
     
  11. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hmm, I might pick up the pink one for my sister and look at the green one for myself. Not sure why, maybe because it's pretty unexpected to see a green mp3 player on the market (well, from a company such as creative anyway). :D
     
  12. zeke_mo

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    I read something about that, it might have been here. Anyway, I guess creative is trying to sue apple of a patient infringement. Heres the link http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28236, but like I said, its very likely that it was posted already :p...me and my memory
     
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    Yeah apple came to the portable audio market only after they saw they could make money from it - so apple copied everyone else that came before them. The difference is that apple's audio products are inferior but people dont see that for the "apple" name and logo on them.

    All those comlpaining its fat - its got a freaking hard disk - have you seen a hard disk wafer thin yet??
     
  14. Grandmaster

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    Not an excuse, if they want to compete with Apple they will mainly have to compete in terms of image and brand. And a fat device won't help them with that.
     
  15. madmatt

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    ha, ha. You crack me up.
     
  16. Grandmaster

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    Well, now that I read my post it does seem a bit funny. Heh heh :p
     
  17. NetRyder

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    I'd pick up one if the Zen Micro didn't already do everything I need.
    The screen on this thing blows the socks off the iPod. :D

    As I mentioned in the other thread, 1.89cm is hardly "too fat" for me, but I guess that depends on personal preference.

    Here are some comparison shots with the iPod Video of the thickness and the screen quality:

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    Sexy UI too - selecting albums by browsing through cover art:

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    More pics of the unit on Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28169020@N00/

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  18. Electronic Punk

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    Damn, now that I see the screen comparison...damn.
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    could you tell me how the apple is inferior