Bought MP3 player: Creative Zen touch 20GB

My Creative Zen Touch 20GB

iPod users are “thieves” – Microsoft’s Ballmer(October 2004)

About six month back, when I read about iPod, I wanted to own one. I said my friends, I’ll buy it if I get an onsite opprtunity. It’s time to act!
When I first saw the iPod photo it in the store, I wanted to buy it right away -wow! it looked sexy. I restrained myself and went back home, read reviews about iPod and other related MP3 players from the competetors. ( iPod photo,iPod,iRiver,Creative..)

Finally bought “Creative Zen Touch 20GB” from the worlds biggest marketplace.

– Though Zen touch is bulky, it has 24hrs playback time compared to 12hrs in iPod!
– Creative claims 97dB S/N ratio- one of the main factors in sound quality. But, Apple keeps it as a secret ( sounds fishy ??). Looks like they want to go with the hype they have got. After some googling( and with my intuition ), I felt, Creative should be as good as the iPod, if not better.
– Cost is slightly less than iPod 20GB.
– I like the Zen touch pad.
– Ballmer said, iPod users are thieves 🙂

It sounds great and I like it . But, it doesn’t include FM and voice recorder by default.

Anyway, if you are thinking of buying one – don’t forget the cult status of iPod 🙂
After all : Idhu oru iPod kaalam!

“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.”
~Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)Chinese philosopher

  • Art

    >Have fun with Krish. I am sure most of ur time will go into exploring this new thing with u. 🙂

  • Somu

    >wow… Looks like the IPOD is an in thing… Have seen a couple of posts on this already. Maybe I shall explore and see if I can get one for myself ;o)

  • Chez

    >Enjoy.. Have a nice time.. 🙂

  • Kaps

    >I also have the same Creative Zen Touch 20 GB. Welcome to the Creative Zen Club. How much did u pay for it? I bought it directly from Creative and they gave the FM & Voice recorder free of charge.

  • Prasad

    >hey krish… iPOD is also cool… but, u r right. if u can get one better than that, why not go for that.. btw, iPOD is a craze everywhere now.. that no one can deny..

  • Saranya Kishore

    >Therla iPod craze-a ennannu, but I love Apple products. iPod goes well with my iBook.
    And now iPods have 15hr battery life.
    I have not have *any* problem with it in the last 2 yrs I have owned it, like my iBook.
    More reliable, sleek, etc etc.
    Hey I am entitled to my opinion…[eerrr not exactly in your blogspace though :))]

  • Me

    >ippo sadhiki no ipod…firstu music la interest varanam ennaku

  • Krish

    yup..i am experimenting with it. thanks!

    Thanks! if ur a music freak, then u wud love iPod or the like of it.

    Yeah..enjoying 🙂 thx.

  • Krish

    Good.. now, i have a friend to support my purchase :). Think Creative is based in Singapore..that’s why u were able to buy it directly…

    yes. I can see the craze here.. everone on the rooad carried some type of iPod. Chose Creative for teh Performance, though I like iPod.

  • Krish

    Yeah… all opinions r welcome in this blog… even i like iPod. Chose creative for battery performance- also it looks decent.

    mm.. musicla interest illanna iPod,Zen edhum thevaillai 🙂

  • Twin-Gemini

    >I know the joys of owning one of these cool MP3 players. I have a Dell DJ. 24 hours playback time is really cool! I have heard a lot about this Zen player, let us know how you like it.

  • Krish

    It’s cool. Already loaded with 2GB of songs. I’ll fill it when I get back to Chennai :). Even Dell DJ looks good..

  • Sudhir Parasuram (Lakkaraju)

    >As you know, I’m considering getting one if/when I’m down there. Archos Gmini (20GB, about $300) with movie playback, sound recording, mp3 playback is something that had been recently added to my “must-consider-b4-i-buy-$300-ipod” list. I’ll add yours to the list too. Of course, I expect a demo from you 🙂