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Apple iPod video (Late 2006) 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs If you like this one.... 01/20/2007

This review is from: Apple iPod video (Late 2006) 2.5" Black 30GB MP3 / MP4 Player MA446LL/A

Pros: Check out the CREATIVE Zen Vision:M... the 60gb version of that is only a few beans more than this, plus it has TONS more features not to mention a 4x bigger color spectrum... sorry fanboys, just playing devil's advocate

Cons: DRM authoring, less color, less features, less video compatibility, less battery life, less storage space

Other Thoughts: I chose the Zen after giving the Pod, Zune, Gigabeat and Zen all serious consideration and hours of research... couldn't be happier!!

Creative ZEN Vision M 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Glad I chose this One (cont.) 01/20/2007

This review is from: Creative ZEN Vision M 2.5" Black 60GB MP3 / MP4 Player

Pros: Just an addition that didn't fit in my other review... if you don't wanna get those hairline scratches on the face (or if you wanna try to hide them) search for BESTSKINSEVER and they make kits for the 30gb and 60gb that cover the entire player. VERY high quality stuff and fairly easy to install with a little patience (mine took maybe 5-10 min) Like I said before, they're worth they're weight in gold!!!

Cons: I have to hear all my Pod owning friends cry about the fact they can't copy my 30gb music collection while I steal ALL THEIR MUSIC!!

Other Thoughts: FYI - i don't use mine a whole lot for videos so I chose not to comment much about video support, although the videos that came with it and the ones I added do look great and worrk 100% fine, I haven't had enough time or use of it yet to comment in depth about video capability.

Creative ZEN Vision M 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Glad I Chose This One 01/18/2007

This review is from: Creative ZEN Vision M 2.5" Black 60GB MP3 / MP4 Player

Pros: 1) The screen is absolutely amazing. 262k colors here vs. 65k on the Pod = over 4x the color spectrum. 2) Navigation features. IMO the slide wheel is just as revolutionary if not moreso than the wheel. Once you get the feel of it its SO GREAT to use. (ie: tapping the bottom or topmost part of the slide will move 1 item, holding it will fast scroll, clicking the slide left or right) Plus it takes up less room than the wheel while serving the same function allowing more controls to flank the sides. Back, Menu, and dedicate play/pause button, plus a JUMP button that you can assign any function of the Zen. 3) Zen is DRM-Friendly, so I can play ANY mp3s on my zen whereas a Pod can't. I can take my buddy's Pod collection to my Zen. You cant share music between Pod's. 4) Price point, 60GB for $xxx, why buy the 30GB? 5) Features. Things like FM radio (+$40 on Pod), syncs to outlook contacts calendar tasks, Microphone, Camera Connector, removable disk 6) Drag & Drop

Cons: Not much really but some.... 1) The Dongle. I wish they could have just built it in to the player. Instead you have to plug the Dongle in and then the USB, Video, and AC plug into that. I keep mine in the nifty suede case they provide. Not a huge deal, definitely should not deter a purchase but I felt I should mention it. Worst case if it gets lost they're only fifteen beans. 2) Software. For the majority of people out there you can use Windows Media Player and it will work as better than perfect for you, correcting track info and adding album cover. Especially if you don't bootleg and have mostly legit music collections. As for Creative software, don't get me wrong, it all works fine, its just a matter of finding the right mix of using what for which reasons. Experienced users might find themselves using 3 or 4 different softwares. More on this in other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: When I used WMP11 for my library it had alot of the artist names incorrect or unorganized. (Ex: Kid Rock and Kid Rock ft. Whoever would be 2 seperate entries rather than 1). So I found a program called Media Monkey (in the manual actually) that allows you to rename all your tracks so they organize the way you want them fairly easily. (Great for bootleg tracks). Plus it will rewrite the filenames on your PC to reflect changes in your library. Then when I loaded it into WMP11 it was 98% organized although WMP still renamed a few artists for some reason. I chose to Sync my Zen with MediaMonkey, as if you try using WMP11 as well, it may duplicate dync. Creative software will let you drag and drop, has a video converter, and an app for getting zencasts, but I found the Monkey to be the best to my liking. Plus you can get album covers & track info from the web more efficiently than WMP11 IMO. Go to and grab a cover (30 or 60GB) theyre worth their weight in gold


Christopher G.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher G.

Date Joined: 01/18/05

  • Reviews: 24
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  • First Review: 02/04/05
  • Last Review: 01/20/07
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