Creative has unveiled a new series of MP3 players called the Creative Zen Style range, priced between £34.99 and £139.99.
At the upper end of the Zen Style series are the Zen X-Fi Style MP3 and MP4 players which feature 2.4-inch TFT displays. The Zen X-Fi Style models are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, and in black and white.
According to Creative the X-Fi Styles have video outputs for watching videos on a compatible connected TV, and also have built-in speakers. As well as playing MP3 files, the players support lossless audio files (FLAC), and have FM radio, alarm clock, calendar and voice recorder functions.
Creative claims a 25-hour battery life when playing music, or up to 5 hours for video. We’ll test these claims in our labs when we include the new Creative models in our MP3 and MP4 player reviews.
As with other Creative X-Fi models, the Zen X-Fi Style is claimed to have technology that upgrades the quality of compressed audio and video files.
The Creative Zen X-Fi Style will be available to buy from 14 April, and can currently be pre-ordered at £69.99 for the 8GB version, £99.99 for the 16GB model, and £139.99 for the 32GB media player. Accessories include protective silicon skins and screen protectors.
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Creative Zen Style 300
Creative have also launched the smaller Zen Style 300, designed to be operated in portrait format. The Zen Style 300 has a 1.8-inch LCD display, and a claimed battery life of 35 hours for music listening. Which? puts all the MP3 players we test through our exhaustive battery tests as part of our expert lab testing, so you can be sure our Best Buy MP3 players will last the distance.
The Creative Zen Style 300 is available in white, blue or black for £39.99 for the 4GB version, £59.99 for the 8GB model, and £79.99 for the top-of-the range 16GB Zen Style 300.
Alternatively, there’s also the Creative Zen Style 100, which lacks the FM radio of the 300 range, but is marginally cheaper at £34.99, £49.99 and £69.99 for the 4GB, 8GB and 16GB models respectively.
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