As mentioned, we tooka look at the Zen Stone a while back, and was quite impressed by the size of the player, and about a month later, Creative started shipping the Zen Stone Plus to stores. Looking at the specifications of the Stone Plus, you might start wondering how on earth did Creative pack so many features into such a miniature device. The original Zen Stone could only function just as a MP3/WMA player and nothing more, but Creative managed to squeeze in an additional OLED display and features such as microphone with recording function, radio and a stop watch!
The Zen Stone fits snugly into the Travelsound Zen Stone
At the same time, Creative also announced a whole slew of accessories to compliment the Zen Stone/Stone Plus, from arm bands to portable speakers. This time round, Creative also shipped us the Travelsound Zen Stone together with the Stone Plus. I was quite impressed by this device, more on the Travelsound speakers later.
Myriad of Accessories to compliment the Zen Stone
Some basic specifications before I continue to feed you guys with more pictures in the following pages of the review.
|Song Capacity:||1000 WMA/ 66hrs (64kbps), 500 MP3/ 33hrs (128kbps)|
|Battery Life/ Playtime:||Up to 9.5 hours for continuous audio playback|
|Battery Type:||Rechargeable Li-Ion Polymer (Embedded)|
|Display:||64 x 64 blue OLED display|
|Size:||55.6 x 35.4 x 12.8 mm|
|Audio Support:||MP3, WMA, Audible, WAV (IMA-ADPCM 8kHz, 4-bit mono)|
|Mass Storage Device:||Yes.|
|Connectivity:||USB 1.1/ 2.0|
|Supported Music Services:||Audible (2 and 3)|
|FM:||32 preset stations|