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07-05-05, 09:17 PM
I picked up the 5-GB Model (http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=10795) tonight and noticed it lacked a couple of key items.

A power cord(although it can be charged slowly through the USB).
A Clip(wtf, bs aftermarket crap, they wanna squeeze you for every penny)

How cheap are companies getting, jezz...

It is sweet though, lights up nice, controls very nice and although I haven't put any music on it, it did have some samples on it and it sounded simply amazing.

So, is anyone using one? How has your experience been so far.

07-06-05, 01:47 AM
I bought it yesterday, with some £25 sony earphones... Most people seem to like it who have it (except for the stock earphones of course).

07-06-05, 06:54 AM
I dun like it's limited EQ settings and short battery life.

And i have managed to damage the remote already ah well.

I will go JNC or iRiver next time

07-06-05, 07:27 AM
what is the battery life on these things? i could use one now that i have a napster unlimited account :dance: anyone thinking of getting napster it is awesome, for £10/month you can download as much as you want, i've had it for 2 days an already got over 2000 tracks from it! bloody awesome

07-06-05, 07:31 AM
I geta round 5-6 hrs...usually 192kps mp3s and volume at 20-23

07-06-05, 07:32 AM
I geta round 5-6 hrs...usually 192kps mp3s and volume at 20-23

:eek: thats worse than my ipod mini and i thaught that was bad!

07-06-05, 07:40 AM
apaprently an issue with the firmware which is promised to be fixed soon.

Its advertised as 12-10 hrs with 128 kbps mp3s

07-06-05, 10:21 AM
Creative Zen Micro Firmware 1.11.01

This web release enables you to upgrade the firmware for your 1, 4, 5 or 6GB Creative Zen Micro player, and provides Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition support for your player.

You can upgrade from Creative Zen Micro firmware 1.02.05 or earlier, or Zen Micro PlaysForSure™ firmware 2.00.12 or later.

Important: If you are upgrading from PlaysForSure firmware, be sure to back up all the audio and data files on your Zen Micro before installing this firmware update as all content will be lost when you install the new firmware. After installing the new firmware, use Creative MediaSource™ to restore audio and/or data files to your player.


* Improves the look of the volume control bar
* Improves the appearance of the Lock icon
* Adds a 4GB option in Removable Disk Mode (for 5 or 6GB players only)
* Adds support for the Russian language
* Enables you to charge your player on a computer not installed with the player software. Slide the Power switch towards the Lock icon before charging your player. Note: Connect to a computer USB port only.

Improves battery life by reducing Standby mode to only 4 hours. Your player enters Standby mode when you use the Sleep Timer or Idle Shutdown functions, or after you turn off your player.


* Prevents battery drain when the player is charged with an AC adapter already plugged into a live power outlet
* Restores proper functionality after disconnecting the power adaptor or transferring content using Zen Media Explorer
* Redirects playback properly when skipping to the beginning of a WMA track

07-06-05, 10:35 AM
Can you guys get some pics?

07-06-05, 10:39 AM

07-06-05, 11:26 AM
I got 2 of them, black for me, and the misses wanted the pink one. Brilliant little things tbh. :D

07-06-05, 07:37 PM
WHats the playforsure software all about. Seems like a lot of requirments. Is it worth installing?

edit, ah it's the update, n/m.

07-07-05, 09:52 AM
WHats the playforsure software all about. Seems like a lot of requirments. Is it worth installing?

edit, ah it's the update, n/m.
that link was for the firmware upadte which fixes the battery life problem