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Creative Zen Style M100 8GB Touch MP3 Player - Black

by Creative
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Small, stylish and pocket-friendly MP3 player with 1.45" TFT screen
  • Expandable memory with microSD card slot
  • Plug-and play ready
  • Supports MP3, WMA, Audible Format 4 and AAX formats
  • Record and play back voice memos


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 4.4 x 5.5 cm ; 32 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PF2561
  • ASIN: B0053VDFJO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Jun 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,204 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Amazingly compact, yet filled with features - the M100 offers up to 32GB of expandable memory
Amazingly compact, yet filled with features - the M100 offers up to 32GB of expandable memory. Click here to see a larger image.

Small, Stylish and Pocket-friendly

There's nothing better than having an MP3 player that's not only small enough to fit in the pocket but is easy on your wallet too. Offering impressive mobility at an unbeatable price, the Creative ZEN Style M100 MP3 player has a microSD card slot to let you store up to 32GB of additional music on top of what you've already stored in the player. With this amount of capacity, you can carry your entire music collection absolutely everywhere you go.

In addition, with user-friendly touch keys thoughtfully placed around the display screen, access to all controls - including play, pause, skip and album/track selection - is quick and easy. And no matter what you wear or where you go, the chic and compact design never cramps your style.

For additional features such as Bluetooth and FM radio, check out the Creative ZEN Style M300.

Touch-responsive Navigation

It's easy to navigate the features of the player easily with intuitive touch keys located around the display. Switch between play modes or favourite tracks at the press of a finger, and browse your music library on the compact yet clear 1.45" TFT screen.

See the Creative Zen Style M100 in more detail
See the Creative Zen Style M100 in more detail. Click here to see a larger image.

Expandable microSD Slot

Enjoy more music and photos with a microSD card slot that lets you add up to 32GB of high-quality songs in addition to the ZEN Style M100's built-in memory. You'll be able to have access to thousands of songs and hundreds of albums at the press of a button, wherever you go.

Stylish, Lightweight and Portable

Handy, fashionable, and available in 4 attractive colours, you'll be able to carry the ZEN Style M100 around with ease and enjoy non-stop entertainment while looking like a trendsetter.

Plug-and-play Ready

There's no complicated install needed with the ZEN Style M100. Just connect it to your PC or laptop to add or remove files from your player easily and quickly. It's that simple.

Multiple Audio Formats Supported

Multiple audio formats such as MP3, WMA, Audible Format 4 and AAX are supported, so that you can listen to more music without the hassles of file conversion.

Choose your own favourite from the four attractive colours available.
Choose your own favourite from the four attractive colours available. Click here to see a larger image.

Record and Play

Create voice memos wherever you are - at an important meeting or in a lecture theatre - with the built-in microphone. Play the clips back at your convenience anywhere you want.

Browse the full Creative Zen Style Range

The Creative Zen Style M100 is available in four stylish colours - Black, Red, White and Yellow. You can also purchase the Creative Zen Style M300 with 4GB or 8GB of onboard memory, and open up a whole new world of wireless music listening.

Product Description

Portable Audio & Video


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Handle with care 12 May 2012
This MP3 player is as temperamental as it is frustrating. Sometimes the scroll action freezes and just a slight touch can suddenly change the programme format, forcing you to load up the relevant artist-album all over again. Strangely, every time I put it on, it repeats the last song which was playing when last used. Thankfully, the lock action stabilises the use of the MP3 player - so much so you can't use the volume control. On the plus side, it's easy to use and navigate and the sound and battery life are both extremely commendable. But, handle with care.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
As a previous user of a wonderful V series Zen which finally crashed and died, I have struggled with this product.

If anything its user interface, while very, very similar to my old V series, is even more basic. I'm surprised because I'd expected it to have advanced a great deal, certainly not into a retrograde monochrome display. Play modes (play all/repeat/shuffle etc.) are nowhere near as intuitive to find and set as the V series, and accidentally selecting the wrong one is very easy. As a result my listening is interrupted several times by it hopping about randomly to different songs, or stopping altogether. The 'Add to Selected' functionality, which allowed me to dynamically create playlists on the fly, appears to be missing completely, and while the 'Most Popular' functionality lists my most popular songs, it is missing the details menu that told me how often they'd been listened to. I used both of these features a great deal and am not happy that they're gone.

In addition, the touchscreen-style controls are unresponsive and inconsistent, sometimes responding to a single touch-press of a control, other times requiring several touch-presses before it registers a response. Scrolling up and down lists is therefore a very frustrating experience. The lack of proper buttons also means that I have to take it out of my pocket every time I want to select something; the wonderful little 'joystick' on my V series, plus the proper buttons, meant I could simply give it a flick and operate it by hand without removing it from my pocket. And it operates so slowly, flashing up several 'please wait' messages at the simplest of operations (e.g. playing a song) whereas my V series just didn't do this.

Avoid at all costs.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable M100 6 Mar 2012
I purchased two of these in August 2011. One has worked the other stopped working in October of the same year. Contacted the manufacturer as suggested in Amazon terms and they did not want to know. Amazon, on the otherhand, were exemplary and replaced the item after explaining the manufacturers attitude. Alas the replaced item stopped working in January 2012. This item has proved very unreliable and having, in effect, only one out of three that actually work I would advise any likely purchaser to look at a different manufacturer. Amazon have now issued a total refund thus keeping a customer, Creative are despicable avoid their products.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 2 Aug 2012
I got this because I wanted a decent mp3 player that wasn't an ipod and didn't require proprietary software, as I have had terrible issues in the past getting an ipod to work with my Ubuntu laptop. I needed something that could handle playlists, as I intended to use it for dance teaching to avoid having to drag my laptop around for music. Unfortunately, I have never been able to get playlists to work on it despite hours of googling, as all of the user documentation is useless (basically just says to use Windows Media Player, which I don't have, there was no info on file formats supported etc, and I had to install special software just to be able to read the user docs). I can only conclude that playlists will only work if you're using certain specific Windows music software.

It did sort of work as a music player for a while, but was always very slow to do anything at all, and if I tried to browse music or do anything else whilst it was playing then the music would start jerking and skipping. However, recently I filled it up to its maximum capacity. Since then, it has refused to play at all, instead repeating a message about the disk being full. I tried removing some files, and it made no difference. Then I tried removing all the music from it to start from scratch. But now, when I try to add files to it I just get an error message "Error creating directory: No space left on device", despite it being apparently empty.

In conclusion, it has never worked well, the documentation is crap, and now it's totally broken, having barely been used due to its general crapness. This is probably the most frustrating and disappointing piece of technology I've ever owned.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great mp3 player. 29 Jan 2014
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I wanted an mp3 player with bluetooth and SD card support, this filled both requirements.
-it's a tad chunky, but it's still pretty darn thin.
-the SD card support isn't integrated, every time you turn it on it scans the entire SD card just to let you browse the folders anyway, by the time I'm halfway home it's finished scanning my 32GB microSD
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Regret This Purchase - Poor Advert for Zen 22 July 2013
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This MP3 player has good battery life and the sound quality is OK - apart from that I don't like it and regret this purchase.
Firstly the positives: 1) Very compact 2) Battery seems to last very well 3) Sound quality reasonable 4) Can drag/drop from my Mac as player appears as mass storage 5) Can add extra 32Gb using MicroSD.
And the negatives: 1) Difficult to use one-handed as touchscreen not easy to use with thumb 2) Cannot read title when white cover art shown as no shadow behind text 3) Music on SD does not appear in music library so has to be navigated by file name though a separate menu 4) Very few customisation options e.g. cannot set clock as screensaver 5) Unable to use Playlists as I use a Mac and this requires Windows Media

UPDATE 31/0713
After 10 days of regular freezes and erratic behaviour, plus the inconvenience of not being able to access the SD card from the music player I returned this to Amazon - their customer service was excellent and I received a full refund that I have put towards the purchase of a much better MP3 player!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish
Arrived promptly. But downhill from there. Charged it up, up loaded the tunes and then it jammed and wouldn't allow me to access or play. Sent it straight back, not happy at all.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs Fiona J Robinson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose
This player is adequate if you don't use the extra 32 GB expansion option.

The standard functionality of displaying Artist / Title / Album as well as maintaining a... Read more
Published 12 months ago by roxey
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!!
Its awesome MP3 player! A lot of battery life, stable, small! The menu is very easy to use and connects to PC automatically without drivers etc.
Published 12 months ago by Spiros
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid Creative Zen Style M100 as it doesn't last a year
I've had two of these, first lasted 10 months freezing and only providing Mono output, second one ok so far. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chris
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose
This MP3 player is extremely difficult to use, controls are unresponsive, and is very cumbersome when trying to download music. Read more
Published 15 months ago by 123
5.0 out of 5 stars great value for money!
Easy to use, needs a lead for the car.

I would highly recommend it!

Not for people wth fat fingers!!
Published 16 months ago by Suzie
1.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced, unreliable and died just out of warranty
Avoid this item at all costs. Apart from continuously crashing, my player failed completely without warning at 12 months and 3 weeks. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Clive S. G. Billenness
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointing
I got this because I'm not an Apple fan and have fond memories my Zen Micro that was stolen a few years back. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sena
1.0 out of 5 stars Let down!
Has a slight freezing problem, which while not terminal is fairly annoying.
Solved easily and instantly by sticking a pen nib in to the unit. Read more
Published 20 months ago by De Mutt
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very robust
This product was great whilst it was working, the sound quality was excellent and we didn't find the buttons too fiddly. Read more
Published 22 months ago by minardifans
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