Creative Releases 2 PMPs – ZEN X-Fi Style and ZEN Style 300 With X-Fi Technology Support

Written By Sam on 24 September 2010
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Creative has released two new portable media players (PMPs) – ZEN X-Fi Style and Creative ZEN Style – for the Indian market. With an emphasis on affordability, these players have been designed to combine trendy looks with improved functionalities. We hear the company is also gearing to launch high-performance speakers and noise isolation earphones soon. If the two reports have a co-relation, we don’t know – a local tech site would have us believe they do. Now, quickly to the specs.

Creative ZEN X-Fi Style

Creative ZEN X-Fi Style features a 2.4-inch intuitive TFT display and comes with X-Fi technology that intelligently moves the earphone stereo source away from your ears, simulating an audio experience from a pair of high-end stereo speakers. It also features Video Out in X-Fi audio quality for watching movies on the TV and playback on the device; Full download for downloaded RSS feeds. It offers up to 25 hours of audio playback, up to 5 hours video. The company has also thrown in an FM radio, an alarm clock, a calendar, a voice recorder and a built-in speaker for music sharing.

Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, the PMP also allows you to enjoy your music even in lossless audio formats such as FLAC files. The player is available in black and white for the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models. A red variant is available the 8GB and 16GB models exclusively at www.creative.com/shop. The Creative ZEN X-Fi Style will be available at suggested retail prices of Rs. 6,999 (8GB), and Rs. 8,999 (16GB) at leading retail stores soon.

Creative ZEN Style Series

The Creative ZEN Style Series does not feature the company’s X-Fi technology. But then it also costs less than ZEN X-Fi Style. Incorporating almost all the features of a basic PMP, this series promises to provide “unmatched digital music playback”. PMPs in this series include the Creative ZEN Style 100 and Creative ZEN Style 300. Well, the two players are like twins, almost identical. The only difference being a built-in speaker and an FM radio that are not included in the Creative ZEN Style 100 model.

Other features include a full color 1.8-inch TFT display; up to 32 hours of music playback from a single charge (@128kbps MP3); alarm clock, calendar and voice recorder. The series is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities. The players are available in black. White and blue variants of the PMP are available for 8GB and 16GB capacity models of the Creative ZEN Style 100. The Creative ZEN Style 300 will be available in leading retail stores at a suggested price of Rs. 4,199 (4GB) and Rs. 5,499 (16GB). A detail on pricing of the Creative ZEN Style 100 is not available yet.

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