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15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Outstanding Value for the PriceJan 05, 2009
This is my third Zen Stone, and I love all of them. The reason I went through so many is that I misplaced one and accidentally killed the other one.
I carried this unit for 6 months on training runs as I prepped for a 1/2 marathon, a full marathon and throughout all my weight training sessions. Never had a hitch, glitch or any problem.
File loading is a breeze, you can use Creative's software, Windows Media Player or even Windows File Explorer to add folders and songs to the unit. And, I personally like the convenience of charging it from any available USB port. Yes, you can even use it as an additional drive.
I like that Creative fell back to using the slide switch on top of the unit to change folders. If I get sick of the folder (album/CD) that I'm listening to a quick flick and I'm on to the next folder. Or, use the navigator to switch between songs.
OK, so it lacks a display, etc. For $38 or so it's a bargain for a unit with 2GB capacity. Form factor, size and weight are perfect for an active person wanting to carry a lot of music.
BTW--on a fresh charge it played continuously on the 6+ hours it took me to complete the Air Force Marathon back in September. Without a rechage since then it's lasted nearly 6 more hours as I rode/flew cross-country on my recent annual Christmas holiday.
I highly recommend this unit.
(BTW, I can't stand Apple products, sorry IPod/IPhone users. I don't like being shackled to ITunes.)
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Unbelievable speakers for the sizeApr 24, 2009
I hate wearing headphones so I was looking for a small MP3 player that has a built-in speaker. After search through the web, I came upon zen stone and immediately liked how it look.
I did a couple of more research about its build and sound quality as well as the battery life. Everything seems to be ok so I decided to buy this one.
Product came and I was enjoying my music. You won't believe the sound quality this little thing produces. For its size, it's surprisingly clear. I don't listen to rock or any music that has strong bass in it, I'm more classical and love songs so the player was just right. The player even has a safe volume limit for when you're using the headphones.
Unfortunately, after 2-4 hours of continuous play, the built-in speaker suddenly stopped working. Battery life was still showing full. I plug in the headphones and the player still works but just not the speakers. I researched the net and even inquired with Creative but it seems that I'm the only one who encountered this.
I really love the player because of its size and speakers. You won't see any similar product from a reputable company in the market. Of course there are the cheap ones but i bet the speakers would sound aweful.
I wanted to get a new one but couldn't find a brand new item anymore for the same price so I decided to get the Zen Mosaic instead. See my review on the product.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great MP# playerSep 08, 2008
Large memory, long battery life, easy connection, and fairly loud low-fi speaker - what's not to like?
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Creative Zen Stone 2GB MP3 Player w/ Built-In SpeakerSep 03, 2008
I really enjoy this little mp3 player. The speaker is nice and there is tons of space for many, many songs.
The only thing I didn't think of when purchasing this, there is no way to see what you want to play.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Best MP3 Player for Visually Impaired PersonOct 10, 2010
By N. Morrison
I bought this MP3 player for my nearly-blind 87 year-old father-in-law so he can listen to audiobooks. Most MP3 players have a complicated menu system that requires excellent vision and the ability to navigate a touch screen, both of which are impossible for visually impaired people. This is almost perfect, as there are a limited number of buttons, and the built-in speaker allows him to listen to audiobooks without the need to worry about headphones. The only downside is it is so small we have lost one and sent one through the washing machine.
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