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Creative Zen Micro 6GB MP3 Player - Black

by Creative Labs
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Store up to 3,000 songs on 6GB hard drive
  • Micro-sized (3.3" tall, 2" wide, 0.7" deep)
  • Available in 10 electrifying colours (Black, White, Silver, Dark blue, Light blue, Red, Purple, Citrus Orange, Lime Green and Pink)
  • Features a removable lithium ion battery
  • Get up to 12 hours playback time on a single charge
  • FM radio to listen and record
  • Integrated voice recorder gives up to 10 hrs of recording time
  • Vertical touch pad for easy and intuitive navigation
  • High fidelity earphones with dynamic bass response
  • Contacts, Calendar and Tasks
  • Plays MP3, WMA, WAV files
  • Functions as an external hard drive for backup of computer files
  • Backlit LCD displays track info
  • 8 EQ settings (Acoustic, classical, disco, jazz, new age, pop, rock and vocal)
  • Sleep and wake timers
  • Customizable main menu, so the features you want are right at your finger tips
  • USB 2.0 interfaces (cables included)
  • Weight: 3.8 oz. (includes removable battery)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 5.1 x 8.4 cm ; 322 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 70PF108500011
  • ASIN: B000AMR76S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Aug 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,053 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Creative Zen Micro 6GB MP3 Player
  • High Fidelity earphones
  • Li-Ion battery
  • USB 2.0 data cable
  • Carry Pouch
  • Software Installation CD
  • Product Description

    Creative's Zen Micro is the digital audio player with attitude. Designed with ergonomics in mind, it's micro-sized and fits naturally into the hand, placing the touch-sensitive control pad in the perfect position for navigation with just one finger. The Zen Micro will store up to 3,000 songs in WMA or 1,500 in MP3 on its 6GB hard disk, and its easy-to-remove rechargeable battery delivers up to 12 hours of high-quality digital audio. FM radio and voice recording further extend its versatility. The Zen Micro ...

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    39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Top of its class!!! 6 Oct 2005
    By Laura
    I am the proud owner of a creative zen micro(black) for 5 months and i love it! It has a brilliant memory and an fm tuner. I love it!
    3 of my friends are getting one for Christmas because they've seen mine and love it so much. I also have the SBS Vivd 60 speakers(black) to match.
    I really like the blow glow around the player and also there is a blue glow on the speakers which deliver brilliant quality sound.
    The Fm tuner rocks and you can record your favourite songs from the radio onto your player or use the external microphone.
    Also its battery is not built in so you dont have to send the player back to the manufacturer if the battery needs to be replaced like you do with the ipod.
    I only have one complaint about the player, well its actually about the earphones you get with it. They look cool and all but they are really big and hurt my ears after about an hour.
    Other than that i would recommend the Creative Zen Micro to anybody interested in buying an mp3player.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Zen Micro 14 Oct 2005
    By Marcus
    We've got three of these in our family and one of the Zen 10 mg machines - one of the micros developed the fault with the dodgy jack but Amazon changed it for us immediately - they are brilliant little machines, excellent colours, easy to use, good size - not too small so you can't see what's going on, and hold loads. Also they download from the computer simply, without having to fiddle with the music files like you have to with an i-pod. Would thoroughly recommend them
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great player in my experience 14 Feb 2006
    In my experience, this little player has been excellent. Now, I think its fair to say about half the reviews here on Amazon praise this MP3 player, and half completely slate it for being unreliable. Now I'm not saying the negative reviews are lies, but what I will say is that it seems to me that there have been a few dodgey batches of these players delivered to suppliers.
    I've had mine since Christmas, and have had no problems whatsoever. I listen to it every day while at work, its battery lasts a constant day of use (about 8.5 hours) with battery time to spare. The player seems solid, and I've even wiggled the headphone jack on purpose and it seems solid. I think latest of these players have better headphone jacks, and are a lot more reliable. I really hope some of the reviews on here aren't for the old 5GB version of the Zen Micro, I really really do. If I had read the reviews on here before getting my Zen Micro, I wouldn't currently HAVE a Zen Micro. That would be a shame.
    Reliability aside (which seems to have been an issue for some people) I don't think anybody has/could ever complain about the menu system...its straight forward, logical, and even customisable. The player is very small, it looks great with the blue glow, and the glow even pulsates as it charges. Looks-wise its great. Complaints about the touch pad (a common complaint of this player) are ill-founded, as I've never had trouble with it. If you have ever used a touch pad on a laptop, then that's exactly what to expect on this player. The people who can't use the touch pad on this are the same people who still can't drive after their 200th driving lesson, and still haven't quite worked out how to send a text message yet.
    The sound quality is top notch.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars zen micro black 6 Mar 2006
    The creative zen micro 6gb black has a decent storage capacity of around 3000 songs it has a decent battery life of around 12 hours but sadly there are better battery lifes around. The unit is very easy to navigate with a vertical touch pad. It has an fm radio built in with which you can program up to 32 preset stations. Unfortunatly if you are buying this over others just for the fm radio don't creative fm radios are flawed and give barely audible sound. On the upside however the unit comes with a built in voice recorder, a personal organiser and of course a random shuffle play to listen back your music. In the box you will get a creative zen micro, earphones, usb2 cable, installation software and a lithium ion battery but no charger or wired remote so charging only available through usb2 however charger available at extra cost a remote control is also available seperatly . I recommend this unit as on mp3 playback the unit sounds exceptional but i do have issues such as i feel the fm radio is flawed and the unit is just slightly to bulky to fit in your pocket comfartably and their are hidden costs with the missing accs. Regarding the battery life i reccomend that if you are going to buy the craetive zen micro, then i reccomend that you buy a spare battery so that you can raplace it on the go to double your battery life. If you can over look what are minor flaws in a good quality easy to use mp3 player then i reccomend this unit thouroughly.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic but Fragile 12 Oct 2005
    By A. Simm
    I have to agree with the other reviews here, for the 1st 6 months I had mine I thought it was fantastic, and then the headphone socket broke. It doesnt help that the creative technical support helpline is actually an international call to Portugal.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great little player 29 Jan 2006
    I ordered this with hisitation following mixed reviews on this very site, but decided upon it having researched it further on techie review sites and the like.
    Out the box: Battery, Good quality headphones (though I know of people who they just dont stay in the ear for), CD w/ software, carry case, usb dock and instruction booklet. No mains charger.
    Style:
    Smaller than I expected, very snazzy blue backlight looks cool in the dark. Screen is clear, not huge but big enough. Touch pad is well laid out. I have Black version. 10/10
    Usability:
    Touchpad works superbly, never used one before but it was second nature within 2 minutes of use. Arranging playlists via the computer was a sinch. I preferred to use it like a removable hard disk and just do drag n drop transferring of music, it recommends you use software but it takes longer that way. All tracks sort themselves out alphabetically. Sleep/Alarm/Clock/Date etc all very easy to set. All the play options you could need. 10/10
    Sound:
    Headphones provided are decent enough for most people, although if you're on the tube/transport a lot you might want to invest in some noise proof ones (the ones which block out external noise) so you dont deafen yourself. Bass is excellent and it goes VERY loud (i only need to listen on volume 15 out of 30 even on the train)
    Practicality:
    Doesn't have neck/wrist string which was a bit annoying, but headphone cable long enough to have in your trouser pockets. Not having a mains charger is quite annoying, what if i'm staying somewhere without a PC? Can buy one at extra cost but would have expected that as standard. 7/10
    Overall:
    Sound quality is great, it's easy to use, nice to look at. Only gripe is needing pc to charge it. 9/10
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great player
    Had the zen micro 6gb for 19 months and i am well pleased with it. have had no trouble except it froze once after i had charged it, up all i did was to remove the battery put it... Read more
    Published on 12 July 2007 by dogsbreath
    2.0 out of 5 stars More of the same below
    I got the Zen after much wondering and comparing with other players, and at first it worked a treat. The software was easy to use and the settings and usability were great. Read more
    Published on 12 Jan 2007 by J. M. Salinas
    5.0 out of 5 stars great
    Just get it. Its a perfect alternative to the ipod. The battery life is much better (and the battery is also replacable, which is a HUGE advantage), sound quality is great, great... Read more
    Published on 26 Aug 2006 by Metallicaddict
    1.0 out of 5 stars Problems with 5gb Zen Micro after 6 months
    I thought I had made a well informed choice in asking for a 5gb Zen Micro player for Christmas, 2005. Read more
    Published on 5 July 2006 by Claude Monet
    1.0 out of 5 stars Stylish but Unreliable
    I bought the Zen Creative Micro 15 months ago because I wanted an alternative to the Ipod that would work more reliably and easily with Windows. Read more
    Published on 2 Jun 2006 by Nick
    2.0 out of 5 stars when it works its great but when it doesn't...
    I had a Zen micro for christmas and it was great. Its lasted about 5 months and now I'm told the hard drive has failed and the only way to fix it, without damaging it further, is... Read more
    Published on 22 May 2006 by rachejm
    2.0 out of 5 stars Creative Zen micro
    When i first got my creative zen i loved it, it looks great and the sound quality is good. I found the computer software easy to use and install, downloading music from the... Read more
    Published on 27 Feb 2006 by Ms. L. Thomas
    2.0 out of 5 stars Good, but it breaks too much!!
    The Zen Micro does seem a great product a first but continually experiences problems. About 6 months after I first bought, the headphone socket broke and I had to sent it away to... Read more
    Published on 13 Feb 2006 by Graeme
    1.0 out of 5 stars an absolute watse of money
    this item really is rubbish....
    i bought it originally because i thought it was a nice alternative to an ipod. Read more
    Published on 4 Feb 2006
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is better than all but one types of ipod!!!
    This music player is by far the best of its kind. When i bought it about a year ago, i had a choice : the creative or an ipod. Read more
    Published on 4 Feb 2006 by "titchna"
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