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Old 05-25-2005, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend told me yesterday that he decided he needed to buy an iPod. I was quick to tell him no, since money was an issue for him. I told him of other choices, and the ridiculous pricing of an iPod. He wanted the mini. I told him for an extra $50 he could get 16GB of space more, all he had to do was deal with a little bit of a larger player. I also told him of the Creative Zen player, nice player, $200, right in his price range. Should I tell him to get this one? It is going to double as his car player, so cheap price and large space is a must. Is there a better player than the Zen? Out of 30 reviews on Newegg.com, there are 100% positive feedback for that player. If not the Zen, than what?
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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iRivers rewl...
The H300 is similar to the iPods, with out the unstability
Also has a whole load of features to go with as well

From the official site:
http://www.iriver.com/eu/index.asp
This is for the UK but I think it should be avaliable in other countries

See http://www.iriver.com/

This is only an idea, but I recomend it
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I have the 30gb Creative Zen and I have no complaints. My only prob is that I wish I had gotten the 40gb. I have never had a prob. It transfers the files fairly quick and is really stable. I run it daily for 10-14 hours on one charge. The size is not an inconvenience for me.

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ive got the 40 gig Zen Xtra, i love it. I would recommend the Zen Touch
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mini's and zen's are good choices for < $200, but make sure you get the second gen version (much more batery life)

however, if you can get the H320 for around $200, then do so
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however, if you can get the H320 for around $200, then do so
You mean the iRiver? Yeah, checked those out, they cost as much as an iPod. I think I'm going to go with the Zen, have heard great things about it and it has already been recommended to me twice. I'll take your advice, and make sure I get the second gen one.

dhw, which is the Zen Touch?
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second one up from the bottom: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ative_mp3.html
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Oh man, that player is sexy. Oh, the choices. 30GB is awesome, 20GB is pretty killer, and 5gb is not bad to live with! So many mp3 players, so little time. I love that Touch one, but the Zen micro is hot too! Do you know where I can find the american equivalent of that site? If there is one, anyway.
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oh the zen touch is the bomb...i want one.
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