Creative Zen X-fi Portable Mp3 Players Announced

Were very excited to achieve this breakthrough of adding our X-Fi audio technology to a ZEN player, setting the highest standard in audio quality for portable music players, said Craig McHugh, president and COO of Creative. Some of the top recording artists in the music industry are very outspoken about the poor quality of digital music. We addressed the issue of the poor quality of digital music by inventing X-Fi technology, which restores the quality of music that was lost during the digital ripping process, and now for the first time ever weve been able to implement this technology in a ZEN. We also give you the freedom and flexibility of being able to listen to music, watch videos and view photos on your ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN that are stored on your PC, continued McHugh. You can also wirelessly add your favorite music, videos and photos to your player from your PC, so youll always have them with you wherever you go. The ZEN X-Fi and ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN also feature: A built-in speaker so you can listen to favorite songs with friends X-Fi Expand to move and expand the sound forward for a natural listening experience over headphones that simulates the sound from stereo speakers An SD card slot so you can add more music, video or photos to the player A vibrant 2.5-inch TFT display with 16.7 million color support for an excellent viewing experience with videos and album art Built-in FM radio with 32 presets Built-in microphone for voice recording The new Creative Centrale application for organizing, CD and playlist creation, and transfer of a wide variety of video formats, including WMV, AVI, MJPEG, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5 and XviD. Creative Centrale also syncs the player with Microsoft Outlook contact, calendar, To Do lists and more Exclusively on the ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN models, free instant messaging over popular IM services including Yahoo! visit

Creative ZEN Style M300 MP3 Player

Finally, we have a photo viewer and video player. You need to remember that Creative has just added these extra features so it fills up the spec sheet. In reality, the screen resolution is a little too low to view the menu itself, let alone watch a video. The viewing angles are quite bad and the sunlight legibility is questionable. visit