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Creative ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) 8GB Android MP3 Player
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Be touched by absolute wireless enjoyment
The ZEN line of portable media players has long been associated with the highest quality in audio playback, and the Creative ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) continues to uphold this standard. But that's not all it offers. What makes this player truly stand out from the rest is that you can now stream music wirelessly to compatible Bluetooth® headphones or speakers such as Creative's ZiiSound D5 and WP-300, and surf the Internet too.
Featuring a built-in 2-megapixel camera and wireless LAN capability, you can capture high-resolution photos and videos and upload them to your favorite social media sites. Also, stay in touch with friends via email with high-speed Wireless LAN and listen to your favorite music all at the same time - even on the move. The ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) also has FM radio to give you more choices of music on the go.
With ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) being the first ZEN to incorporate the Android 2.2 operating system, you can now download a wide range of apps and games from the Internet. It also supports auto-rotate and double-tap screen zoom features that will make viewing photos and playing games even more fun. When it comes to storing your media content, never worry about running out of space. The player stores up to 8GB on its built-in memory, and also features a microSD slot for storing even more entertainment.
The ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) also offers Digital Compass1 and GPS1-ready capabilities so you never lose your bearings when you are out.
|More entertainment with Android|
Download Android-compatible apps, games and even eBooks from the Internet. The Android 2.2 operating system also allows you to auto-rotate and double-tap zoom when enjoying your entertainment.
|3.2" touchscreen LCD|
Navigate web pages and read eBooks in comfort with the intuitive 3.2” touchscreen display that responds to your every touch. The display also has a high color count for more precise color gradation, giving you compellingly lifelike images.
|Go in the right direction|
The ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) features Digital Compass1 and GPS1-ready capabilities to help you orientate yourself. Download third-party applications from the Internet to enable these functions.
|Rotate any way you want it|
It's now easier to see your photos in both portrait and landscape modes. Rotate them any way you want with the built-in automatic motion sensing accelerometer feature. You can also download and play motion sensor games.
|Create photo slideshows and videos|
The built-in 2-megapixel camera lets you take photos and record videos. Flip through photos with an easy swipe on the touchscreen. You can also view your photos in a slideshow or, if you prefer, as thumbnails.
|Connect to your TV with video-out feature|
Enjoy your photos and videos in big-screen comfort on your TV with the video-out connector (available separately).
|No cords, no hassle, just pristine Bluetooth music|
Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to any Bluetooth-enabled device. Pair the ZEN Touch 2 (with GPS) with Creative's wireless speakers, such as the Creative ZiiSound T6 and ZiiSound D5, or the Creative WP-300 headphones, for the best audio quality.
|Surf the Internet with Wireless LAN|
Thanks to built-in IEEE 802.11 b/g/n support, all the Wireless LAN hotspots2 are yours. Surf the Internet and check your emails anywhere you go.
|More content, endless enjoyment|
Enjoy the flexibility of accessing more music and movies directly from your microSD card. The more microSD cards you have, the merrier your entertainment will be!
|Share music out loud|
Great tunes are meant to be shared. With the built-in speaker, share them out loud with your friends or family.
|Follow your favorite deejay on the airwaves|
Listen to your favorite radio stations with the built-in tuner that allows you to save up to 20 presets.
1 Third-party applications are required to enable these capabilities.
2 Wireless LAN connection required for wireless access. Fees may apply depending on your local service provider.
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Digital Compass and GPS
Integrated FM radio
TV video connection
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77 of 83 found the following review helpful:
A solid piece of kit, despite its bugs.Apr 29, 2011
By Jack O'Neill
Let me begin with a bit of background.
A few months ago, I was in the market for a new portable media player. Considering the fact that I had less than zero interest in purchasing any kind of iDevice, I did a bit of research and eventually decided on the Zen Touch 2 Enhanced.
I placed my order back in March, and got it within a week or so. During that week, though, I read a number of horror stories about the device: that it constantly locked up, that there was no way to reset it if it locked up, that you wouldn't be able to use it without registering it with Creative Labs, that it was buggy as hell . . . you get the picture.
I fully expected that I'd be RMA'ing it within a week of getting it. Obviously, though, I haven't, and overall I'm actually pleased with it.
I freely admit that it has locked up on me a couple times - the first for reasons unknown while I was booting it up, and the second when I tried to run Fennec instead of using the built-in browser. Both were easily remedied with the help of a staple applied to the reset button hidden under the cover for the microSD slot (a button which, I might add, is easy to miss due to its location and size, a fact which may explain the rumors about not being able to reset the Zen Touch 2 - but I digress).
The GPS receiver is pretty accurate - it can get a lock on your position with very little error (1.5 meters to 3 meters, in my experience), and the sound quality of the device is very good. The camera is decent as well - though not quite as good as a dedicated digital camera, it's a hell of a lot better than most cell-phone cameras I've used - and despite being dropped a couple times, it still works just fine. Battery life with Wifi and Bluetooth both off is decent - I've had it use maybe 10% charge when playing two to three hours' worth of music - but using Wifi does put a rather heavy drain on the battery (45 minutes of Wifi use eats about 25-30% of the battery's charge, in my experience).
My only real problems are with the touchscreen, which seems to lag a bit from time to time (usually when I'm surfing the web using the device's Wifi capability), and the placement of the reset button.
Other than that though, it's a pretty solid piece of kit, and I'd recommend it.
31 of 34 found the following review helpful:
disappointing mp3 player, acceptable android device, great sound.Sep 18, 2011
By Brother Mark
I have been a faithful fan of creative, and I was excited to find an Android Device that wasn't a phone. The only remarkable piece for this device is using bluetooth enabled speakers, they sound great. But if you read the rest of my review you will see that it is filled with problems in almost every single area imaginable.
I found that the mp3 player on this was subpar, compared to all of Creative's other mp3 players that I have had (I had one break this year, and another one stolen). Many of the mp3s end up playing in considerably worse quality. (ie many of the files skip)
If I plug it into the computer to sync it locks up.
The battery life is incredibly short. (although some of this has to do with using Wifi, apps etc, it is still amazingly short).
The wifi has trouble connecting to many wireless networks.
I have yet to have any GPS enabled Apps actually locate me. the GPS, apparently is useless. (and that is what you pay an extra $20 for)
The quality of the photos in the camera are awful, and camera app lags significantly.
The Android compatibility was initially a problem. There are freeware apps available elsewhere, and creative helps you access them, despite lack of Android Market Integration. I though Amazon Appstore could get me around that, and initially it had numerous problems. After another try several months later, I believe that Amazon fixed the Appstore compatibility, and now it works fine. If the Android Market compatibility is a real problem, downloading Appstore helps one get around that problem.
Its truly a shame, Creative's effort here was a big disappointment. Many of the devices functions are manageable, however, considering how mp3s skip it makes it for the disappointment.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Poor performanceOct 11, 2011
I got the Zen Touch 2 with GPS. I only wanted a MP3 with radio, but only the GPS version has FM radio, and to be honest, an Android device was kind of appealing. I am not an intensive user. I like to hear the radio in the mornings and listen to podcasts during commute. 3 out of 5 times it get frozen and it is not possible to turn it off. So either you let the battery to run out or you look for a needle to reset it.Some other times it shut down itself while listening to the radio or music, and also it shows very frequently a message that the microSD card has been removed, and stops working. I did expect that a solid established brand as Creative would have a product thoroughly tested. It is my impression that the Android version is not fully compatible to the hardware of this gadget or I got a very defective product!... so you have been warned!
8 of 10 found the following review helpful:
DOA .....Dec 30, 2011
Since day-1 after I fully charged my Zen2 Touch, the unit will work for an hour to 2 hrs and then the unit stops working.
The screen goes white and dies once all the power has drained. The unit freezes every time I access the internet.
When I added a few songs to my music list .. the unit deleted the songs by itself.
I have not been able to use this product since the day I received it.
I have asked CL to return this unit and get a brand new one. Lets see what happens.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not their best effortDec 21, 2012
By Leonard McKenzie
"Grey Gardens Fan"
I bought my first 1GB Zen V about five years ago at a Brookstone and fell in love with the line. (This was also the last model to give you a line in option which was fantastic!) I then went on to purchase the Zen Stone, Zen Mosaic, and my favorite the Zen X fi with all the buttons which is by far their best product. Sadly, the Zen line is not what it was. While this touch screen product is better than their previous one, it seems that in an effort to compete with Apple they have dropped the features which made them stand out as unique and in many ways superior to Apple.
So here's what's good and what's bad:
-The ability to create a playlist on the player itself is a major plus missing all of their other players where you must create a playlist and then sync it to the player.
-The camera while not great as it has no flash, is a nice feature to have
-Useful in a WiFi environment
-The wonderful Creative Zen software does not recognize the player which means yes you have to rip everything to your computer and then sync it, unlike previous models which eliminated this step which was amazing
-While the sound quality is good there is no equalizer or bass boost or anything that might enhance the listening experience as there in all of the previous models except the stone.
-For some odd reason, the media player in windows 2010 does not acknowledge that the play even exists. I did find a way to move music files from my computer to the player, but this is really not acceptable. Believe it or not the media player on my old windows vista recognizes the player.
-As an android it's not that great, and as with their previous touch screen player all the apps take up space which would be better served for music.
So basically, while I don't hate it, I'm not in love with it either. I think I'll take a break from Creative unless they bring back some of their earlier players which were unique and quite frankly really good.
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