Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Creative Zen Vision
While everyone waits for Apple to drop a video iPod bomb, Creative Technology's new Zen Vision digital media player ($400) struts down the aisle and loudly proclaims that it will fight such a video iPod in a cage match just as soon as Steve Jobs unleashes it onto the world. The Zen Vision has a high-resolution 3.7-inch (640x480) color screen for photo viewing and video playback, and supports several formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and Xvid, WMV, MJPEG, and TiVoToGo. It offers 30GB of storage (15,000 songs, tens of thousands of photos, or up to 120 hours of video), a Compact Flash card slot, voice recorder, FM radio, and works with subscription music services from Yahoo and Napster.