Launched some three weeks ago, the Zen Stone MP3 player from Creative has been reviewed over at TrustedReviews. It's clear that Creative is targeting the iPod Shuffle with the Zen Stone and looking at the price, it's definitely a challenger. However, it's not perfect, but you can't really complain when you get a Creative branded 1GB MP3 player for less than AU$68. It's pocket friendly, if featureless, so don't expect it to replace a more expensive MP3 player, but it might be good enough as a spare or for the kids.
You can find the review here
Measuring 53.7 x 35.3 x 12.8mm, and weighing a mere 18.5g, Creative has certainly hit the nail on the head design wise. Dare I say it looks better than the Shuffle? I do dare, it does look better. Shiny coloured plastic is always a good look, and though Creative sent us the dourer black version the Zen Stone is available in a variety of bright and uplifting colours. Crucially, the shiny plastic is also pleasingly scratch resistant so your Stone won't look like an actual stone after a few days in your pocket.
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