REVIEW: Enjoy exceptional wireless audio playback for all your music, movies, and games with the ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet from Creative. The compact touch-screen tablet not only offers convenient mobile computing, but it also lets you stream lossless audio to Bluetooth-compatible wireless speaker systems or headphones. It features a vivid 7-inch color display as well as an HDMI-out for enjoying movies on a big-screen HDTV. It also offers 8 GB of memory and an SD expansion slot for storing all your favorite media content. The tablet runs on the Android operating system and features built-in Wi-Fi capability. It also includes Pure Android Audio for easy management of paired wireless audio devices.
Creative ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet
| ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet|
At a Glance:
- Pure Android Audio for easy pairing with wireless audio devices
- Access to the largest selection of the most popular books with Kindle for Android -- pre-installed on ZiiO.
- X-Fi technology for loss-less audio and immersive surround sound
- Bluetooth 2.1 wireless technology with apt-X codec
- 7-inch screen (480 x 800 pixels) offers a sharp color display
- Built-in Wi-Fi for mobile emailing and Internet browsing
- Connect to HDTVs via HDMI for resolutions of up to 720p
Compact, portable tablet features X-Fi technology for enhanced audio playback. View larger
Pure Android Audio makes it easy to stream lossless audio to paired wireless speakers. View larger
Compact, lightweight, and portable, the ZiiO 7" tablet goes where you go
Pure Android Audio for Exceptional Wireless Playback
Ideal for streaming music, watching movies, and playing video games, the ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet lets you experience wireless audio playback with the help of Pure Android Audio. Simply touch the onscreen Pure Android Audio icon to manage paired audio devices and wireless-connectivity settings. The suite of applications makes it easy to choose a wireless speaker system or headphones and begin streaming lossless audio.
X-Fi Technology Restores Audio Detail
Pure Android Audio incorporates Creative's X-Fi technology, which enhances your digital audio content and brings games and movie soundtracks to life with immersive surround sound. X-Fi Crystalizer restores detail that is often lost in compressed audio files, such as MP3s. X-Fi Expand improves the depth of field for especially immersive audio when gaming or watching movies.
Like all Creative products, each ZiiO Tablet is subjected to a rigorous series of in-house critical-listening tests against high audio benchmarks.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology with apt-X Codec
Utilizing Bluetooth 2.1 wireless technology, the ZiiO Tablet offers seamless Bluetooth pairing, so you can stream high-fidelity stereo wirelessly to compatible stereo Bluetooth speakers and earphones. And, as the world's first apt-X-enabled touch-screen tablet, the ZiiO allows you to transmit your audio content to apt-X-enabled Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
Enjoy Movies, E-mail, Internet, Apps, and More
Besides delivering wireless audio, the ZiiO Tablet lets you connect to the Internet, send emails, watch movies, and more. It runs on the Android 2.1 operating system, enabling you to easily install any of thousands of applications from the Internet.
Access the largest selection of the most popular books with Kindle for Android and a paid app for free every day in the Amazon Appstore --- both pre-installed on ZiiO.
7-Inch Touch-Screen for Vivid Web-Browsing
The tablet's 7-inch color screen (480 x 800 pixels) offers a sharp display for viewing movies, video clips, and photos, as well as web-browsing. To see video on a larger screen, simply connect the tablet via the HDMI port for HD resolutions of up to 720p (HDMI cable sold separately).
Processing Power and Built-In Features
ZiiO tablets utilize Creative's in-house ZMS-08 processor, which is engineered to deliver the high-performance, media-rich processing required of next-generation devices.
Equipped with 8 GB of RAM, the ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet also contains a number of built-in features, including a front-facing camera, a microphone, a stereo speaker, an accelerometer, high-definition video out, Wi-Fi capability, and a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional memory.
The tablet is compatible with PCs that run Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
Compact, Lightweight, and Portable
The ZiiO measures a compact 8.2 by 5.2 by 0.5 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 14.1 ounces, so it easily slips inside a bag or briefcase. It offers 25 hours of audio playtime and five hours of video playtime on a single charge.
The ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet comes with a stylus, USB cable, and universal power adapter, and is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.
Protect Your Tablet with Optional Accessories
Also available from Creative is the ZiiO 7-Inch Tablet Screen Protector (sold separately), which helps keep the tablet's screen free of dust and fingerprints while preventing glare. Additionally, the black ZiiO 7-Inch Leather Protective Case (sold separately) provides easy access to all interfaces and buttons, and also doubles as a desktop stand.
What's in the Box
ZiiO 7-Inch Wireless Entertainment Tablet, universal power adapter, stylus, USB cable, and bundled software (includes ZiiMusic player, ZiiVideo player, ZiiPhoto viewer, ZiiExplorer, and Pure Android Audio application with status control bar).