With the new Creative Zen Vision and the Muvo Vidz, Creative aims to go into the video loving crowd. Both the Vidz and the Zen Vision has video play back as one of the main highlights. Click here for a deeper in-sight on these new players!
Today, Creative Technology Singapore had officially launched 2 players from
their strong line up of Media Players. The Creative Zen Vision comes with a
large 3.7" high resolution screen, that allows for video playback. Having a
resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, this screen could display up to 262,144 colors,
great for digital photograph viewing, and video playback.
Functions like FM Radio, FM Radio recording, Voice recording is not forgotten
on this player. This 30GB player comes with a plethora of functions like
direct photo transfers from Compact Flash cards, high sound quality of 97dB for
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR). Also, this player could double up as a basic
organizer, with various functions like Address Book, Contacts, Alarm, and even
Microsoft Outlook synchronization capabilities. One of the highlights of this
player is that could read many of today’s video formats, like DivX, Xvid, MJPEG,
and the usual MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 formats. To top it off, this player could last
for 4.5 hours of continuous video playback, and weights light at 8.4 ounces
During the conference, we learnt that Creative has shifts their focus onto
the media and video market. With hook ups together with content providers like
Yahoo Music, and SoundBuzz, users would not need to worry about running out of
content to play on their players. Especially with Yahoo’s music service, users
could buy MTVs online, and play it on these new portable media players.
This Zen Vision will go on sale, on Singapore’s upcoming Computer show, Comex
2005, and will be priced at SGD$ 799.
Here are some pictures on the Creative Zen Vision:
The white Creative Zen Vision. Available in 2 colors of black
and white, this player features a magnesium-alloy body.
A close up at the control buttons on the right side of the
player. A directional pad in included on this player, for navigation around it’s
interface. A standard earphone jack is available on this player, as seen in this
On the top of the player, volume control detonated by the "+"
and "-" signs can be found. Also, shown here, a power switch, together with a
key lock switch.
A compare of size, when placed beside the O2 XDA II Mini PDA
Phone. The Creative Zen Vision is slightly larger then the XDA II Mini, but
offers a much larger LCD screen.
The back of the Zen Vision player.
When slide out, the back cover is actually the battery itself.
The label found on the Creative Zen Vision. This battery comes
with a very high capacity rating 1.6Ah.
At the bottom of the player, there is the USB 2.0 connector.
Also found there, a proprietary docking connector for the Zen Vision.
On the right side of the player there is a Compact Flash slot.
This CF slot could take both Type I and Type II CF cards.
For users who has other flash card types, Creative has this
optional CF adapter for the Zen Vision. This adapter could read flash cards like
SD / MMC / Smart Media etc.
This is the slots available on the optional Compact Flash