Check out Creative's "Zen"!!
by randyshelley - 3/31/05 11:29 PM
In Reply to: iPod by santiagogiraldo
First, Zen has user-replaceable battery. In a year or two you'll pay good money for Apple to hard-wire in a new one.
Secondly, Zen has excellent software and user-interface, Quite manageable for a non-hip boomer like me.
Third, we have had excellent service with Crative's retail outlet, "Cambridge Soundworks." My younger son dropped his, about a month after we bought it. We took it back to the retail outlet, and it was replaced on the spot, no questions asked. I didn't even have the receipt!
But I wasn't too pleased with the earbuds; I use Koss QZ50 headphones instead.
Note that Creative offers different accessories at different prices for different promotional packages. I got mine with an extra lithium battery.
Unless you're enchanted with the iPod cult status, I think you'll get more value with the Zen. But it's a consumer's market--watch them try to outflank each other with extra features or price cuts!
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