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Creative ZEN Style M300 4 GB MP3 and Video Player with Bluetooth and FM Radio Playback (Black)

Creative ZEN Style M300 4 GB MP3 and Video Player with Bluetooth and FM Radio Playback (Black)

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  • 4 GB internal memory with additional 32 GB available through microSD card slot
  • 1.45″ TFT screen
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth 2.1 wireless connectivity for headphones or speaker use
  • FM radio with 32 preset stations

Opt for accommodating audio service of the Creative Labs M300 4GB MP3 Player when listening to your favorite tune. This MP3 player delivers 4GB of stored music files in multiple formats. It comes installed with a voice recorder, FM tuner, video playback, and microphone, all accessible on its handy 1.5-inch display and touch screen, and provides convenient file sharing and easy device integration, thanks to Bluetooth 2.1 technology, microSD support, and built-in USB port.

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List Price: $ 49.99

Price: $ 49.99

Creative Labs Zen X-Fi 2 16 GB MP3 and Video Player with Touchscreen and Built-In Speaker (Black)

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  • Incredible 16 GB storage capacity with microSD card slot for expansion
  • Touchscreen interface and support for iTunes and lossless music
  • Built-in speaker for superior listening experience
  • 3-inch viewing screen for superior movie and picture viewing
  • Slim and sleek design

Engage the subliminal sense of touch with the first-ever touchscreen digital media player from Creative the ZEN X-Fi2. This 16 GB player offers plenty of space for your music and movies. There are no fussy buttons involved , simply let your fingers work their magic across the 3-inch TFT LCD screen and gain access to all player features instantly.

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List Price: $ 179.99

Price: $ 179.99

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  1. Justin Tyler says:
    51 of 52 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great value player that will meet most needs, September 4, 2011
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    I have read many of the reviews here before purchasing the player and despite being warned of all the cons, i decided to take a gamble for its price and Creative’s brand name. I had some initial problems with the Bluetooth feature with the M300 but these were resolved when I upgraded the firmware to the latest one (1.00.16) from the Creative website. There are some things that this player cannot do but for those that it can, it does it pretty well.

    The main selling feature of this player is of course Bluetooth streaming. Pairing the player to my bluetooth headphones and car stereo (you need to key in your 4-digit code) were relatively simple (it takes seconds) and the audio quality is excellent. This is my first Bluetooth-compatible player, and i am surprised by how much i like this wireless thing. Not having to worry about wires dangling around your dashboard is awesome. Also, the ability to automatically connect back to the last paired device when turned on again is a thoughtful feature. One feature i miss on this player that was on the older zen players is the option to create playlists on the go. But if you do use windows media player or winamp to organize your song library, you can also easily sync your playlist to this player. What I really like most about this player is the ability to drag and drop files – even on a mac. It just appears as an external harddisk and you just drop your songs or photos in it – no proprietary software required.

    As far as i am concerned, i am happy with my purchase of the M300. It performed well as a music player and the bluetooth function is really useful if you have other bluetooth enabled devices. And for this, i would say that the M300 is of great value for something so small yet feature-rich.

    BUY this player if:
    - you are budget conscious, this is one of the most affordable feature packed branded bluetooth mp3 player
    - you listen mainly to music and radio
    - you prefer doing without additional music softwares like itunes, and rather drag and drop your music into your player
    - you need a microsd slot
    - you have a bluetooth headphones or speakers, it’s more convenient than you think

    DON’T buy this player if:
    - movie playback is an important feature to you
    - you use DRM or subscription services
    - most of your music are in .FLAC and .M4A

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  2. Molotov Mocktail says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Value-for-money compact player that delivers, September 2, 2011
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    This review is from: Creative ZEN Style M300 4 GB MP3 and Video Player with Bluetooth and FM Radio Playback (Black) (Electronics)

    FIRST THINGS FIRST / TIPS:
    1. Download the latest firmware from Creative’s support webpage. What I got was probably the middle batch at 1.00.09. The latest firmware is 1.00.16 and relatively easy to update.
    2. Don’t press the so-called “buttons” with brute force. Just make sure your finger taps the markings gently and you’ll be fine.

    POSITIVES:
    1. Very easy Bluetooth pairing process (enter the universal default code of 0000). It remembers your paired devices after switching off and auto connects to the last paired device (it does take between 5 and 10 seconds to reconnect and start streaming your music via BT)
    2. Commands (play/pause/track selection/volume) don’t lag via Bluetooth and overall, the player works perfectly with my car speaker and headphones
    3. Drag-and-drop songs into the “Music” folder. I hate itunes style syncing so this is really really useful.
    4. Good battery life for my commutes and long/medium haul flights
    5. Mac support (officially it only supports Windows but I could drag-and-drop songs from my Macbook Air into the player, as well as from my Windows PC of course)
    6. Simple, easy-to-use interface even without needing the manual
    7. FM Radio but only with a wired headphones connection
    8. Value for money

    NEGATIVES:
    1. Short USB cable (ok to charge via your PC’s USB but not too practical from a wall socket)
    2. Average quality included earphones but I guess nobody really uses stock earphones anyway so this might not bother you that much
    3. Mediocre video but on such a tiny screen nothing’s going to look good. Probably the screen’s only meant for album art (there’s a video included with a presentation of some Creative products but it’s so tiny.. why do they even include it??).
    4. No FM Radio over Bluetooth (this function requires an antenna, which are your wired earphones… so you can’t stream radio wirelessly)

    EVALUATION:
    It’s not a perfect product but at this price point it does deliver what I need (Bluetooth and drag-and-drop capabilities). Obviously there are flaws but are generally those that I won’t lose sleep over. If you’re looking to stretch your dollar (nothing to be ashamed of in this economy!) and don’t like to get ripped off, this is the product for you. If you like to splurge, you’ll know that there are other more glamorous options.

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  3. TomK1 "tomk1" says:
    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good player for the money, August 29, 2011
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    TomK1 “tomk1″ (Brookeville, MD) –
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    The Creative Zen Style M300 is a decent small MP3 player with ambitions to become a low-cost alternative to the iPod. Out of the box, you get the player (which is nicely styled), a USB cable, and some headphones. Truthfully, I didn’t try the headphones, as they’re basic, cheap in-ear headphones. For comparison sake, I used my Koss PortaPros which I’ve listened with for years and they gave me a basis for comparing it to my collection of mp3 players.

    The packaging promises a lot: in addition to MP3 music, you get Bluetooth connectivity, videos, pictures, audiobooks, and FM radio. A great feature set, and for the money, packs quite a punch.

    The touch screen is simple, intuitive, and reasonably sharp and bright for its size, its one of the best features of the player. Most people will find their way around this player in under 30 seconds, its that intuitive.

    As you connect the M300 to a Windows 7 PC, the player looks like a portable drive, and indeed it acts that way. If you want, you can just drag and drop songs. The instructions say you can use WinAmp if you want; I like using MediaMonkey as it will automatically convert songs to the appropriate format (MP3). The players instructions claim it will support the old-style Windows DRM formatted music; as I have any copy-protect music, I didn’t have an opportunity to test that feature.

    The sound was satisfying with sufficient volume, and good clarity. The touch screen gives you the ability to adjust the EQ to suit your music and listening tastes.

    However, be careful if you fill the player completely; while it will not lock up, it will not boot up, claiming you have it too full. I had to use Windows Explorer to delete a few songs. From then on, I used the Micro-SD slot to add to the capacity.

    The FM radio is reasonably sensitive; I use it mainly to access the in-gym broadcasts of the TV sound, and it worked fine for that purpose.

    Audio books work fine, provided they’re MP3 format.

    Video works okay provided: (a) You don’t mind watching low-res video on the tiny screen (b) you have an avi file that you would like to use that (c) can be converted to a format I’d never heard of, SVN. In fact, the converter Creative supplies on their website would charitably described as “in development”

    Bluetooth is a puzzle to me, and one that left me most disappointed. I assumed that Bluetooth would let me connect with a computer and transfer files. To put it simply: it does not work that way. In fact, the computer will only occasionally see the M300, and when I connected, I couldn’t actually do anything with it. After digging through the instructions a bit, Bluetooth is only for connecting speakers to it, or in the case of your car, if you support streaming stereo music through your car’s stereo, it works great.

    Battery life is great (I got 9 hours listening to music), and it charges quickly.

    So what can you say about this player? If you compare it to an iPod, you’re really not being fair. This player is 1/3 the price, and while it lacks the polish of the Apple product, it does everything you need it to. In fact, its become my favorite player for taking to the gym. The combination of low price, good feature set, wireless connectivity to cars with Bluetooth, great sound and long battery life make this worth a look if you’re more concerned with usable features than style.

    Provided your expectations are reasonable, you’ll like this player.

    NOTE: I had to upgrade the firmware of the player to improve the stability of Bluetooth. Your version may come with the newest firmware, but if it doesn’t, you can go to the Creative website. Upgrading is trivial.

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