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Creative Zen Stone Plus 2 GB MP3 Player (White)
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- Product Type - MP3 Player
- Connectivity - USB 2.0
- Memory - 2GB
- Dimensions WxDxH - 2.19" x 1.39" x 0.5"
- -- Stopwatch
Fill this tiny, action-packed 2GB MP3 Player with up to 500 of your favorite songs and take it with you everywhere.
Six hot colors!
Ultra-Portable MP3 Player
The ZEN Stone Plus weights less than an ounce, which means you can truly take it anywhere, in any pocket. It features 2 GB of flash memory, so you can put up to 500 of your favorite songs on the device. The Stone Plus supports MP3, WMA and Audible file formats, and its rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery will give you up to 9.5 hours of playback. In a hurry? A 15-minute quick charge will give you 2 hours.
Songs Your Way
Pull out your CD collection and rip your albums. You can download Creative Media Lite to rip CDs, manage folders, transfer files and access other essential functions.
The Stone Plus is compatible with most online music stores. Log onto the Internet and browse different music services for the songs you don't have. Download your favorite songs without paying for the whole album.
Built-In FM Radio
When in the mood for something different, simply use the built-in FM radio. Set up to 32 station presets so you can catch up on the latest sports results or listen to your favorite talk show.
Keep Track of Time
The built-in stopwatch, countdown timer and clock give you everything you need for your workout.
Capture that thought when it hits you, or record lectures or meetings with the built-in microphone and voice recorder.
Protect Your Investment
Every Zen MP3 player includes a 1-year parts / 90-day labor warranty and 60 days of complimentary telephone support. By purchasing a Creative Care Protection Plan within the first 90 days of ownership, you can protect your investment by extending the hardware coverage and telephone support of your product to 2 years from your original purchase date.
What's in the Box?
ZEN Stone Plus, Earphones, USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start guide.
Top Customer Reviews
+ good stereo sound
+ nice capacity for a decent price
+ FM tuner with 32 presets ( though it's just average )
+ voice recording
+ simple design (no more click wheel!) with more color options
+ great navigation and sorting features
+ Nice format compatibility (MP3, WAV, WMA, Audible)
+ USB 1.1 and 2.0 connectivity
+ Can be used as a USB drive / mass storage
+ Can sync music with drag & drop or via Creative software
+ Nice extras like stopwatch function
- average battery life of 10 hours (OLED screen sucks the battery)
- mediocre backlight ( but it can be disabled )
- some DRM song transfer issues with some firmware versions
- not expandable - few size options 1GB and 2GB
- Creative software is buggy
- larger than the 2nd and 3rd generation iPod shuffles
Creative's Zen Stone line was meant to be the upgrade to the Zen nano, aka Muvo mini. Unfortunately, the 1GB Zen Stone had some quality issues. With the new 2GB Zen Stone Plus, Creative has tried to improve on previous models and compete with the Sandisk Sansas.
I love the new Sandisk Sansa's. The Sansa Express has the advantage that you can plug it directly into your USB port without a cable. SanDisk Sansa Express 2 GB MP3 Player (Black) Still, the Creative Zen Stone feels nicer in the hand.Read more ›
The battery charging process is buggy, even with recent firmware updates applied. The battery indicator on the player differs from the one in the software. It takes multiple attempts to get a full charge on the player. I am only getting 6 hours at most of playback on a full charge. The manufacturer claims 9.5 hours of playback. This is a pretty major flaw.
Data transfer seems slow (40 minutes to sync 1.8 gig).
The controls and navigation could be better, the menus are not particularly user friendly. Navigation is hard because the buttons are not as responsive as they could be. After a few seconds, the screen shuts off (to save battery life) but that means that you need to hit a button to wake it up and then hit it again to get it to do anything. This means if you want to pause, skip a song, change the volume, etc... it takes two button pushes and it has to reactivate the screen.
The 'creative lite' software is so 'lite' it barely has any features at all, so I use Windows Media Player to manage my songs. Every time I plug in the player, I get a message that the date and time on the player does not match my computer, but when I click "yes" to set the player date and time, I end up getting the same message the next time.
On the plus side, this player holds twice as much as the 1 gig Ipod Shuffle, it has a screen, it has an equalizer, it has FM radio (a feature that I won't use), it has multiple play modes, etc... The sound quality and the ear buds are adequate, also.
This player meet my minimum needs but you may want to think twice if you need long battery life or 'one touch' navigation.
If style is one of the most important things to you in a player, ZEN is great, but if more important to you is the sound quality, then opt for SONY players. This is a good player anyway.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic little mp3 player - in a much deserved alternative universe Creative Zen Stones would rule the audial-roostPublished 4 months ago by Jay Bailey
Thank you so much for this wonderful machine. I had to replace my old one because it crashed and didn't know if I could get the same one. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by ChristylinDesmettre
Every time I plug the Stone Plus into the USB port to charge it, Windows Media Player automatically opens and starts playing one of my downloads. That is very aggravating. Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by hellomynameis
Item was dead on arrival. Neither seller nor manufacturer stood behind it. Total waste of money.Published on December 17, 2009 by M. Shomer
Reliable little MP3 player. Rechargeable by hooking to computer. Only problem, one cannot see the display in sunlight, so hard to operate controls outside in sunlight.Published on November 16, 2008 by G. Petz
The battery lasted about 2 months. I return and got a new one which lasted about 1 1/2 months. Very little use.Published on September 10, 2008 by Price Guard
This MP3 player worked fine since I purchased it 9 months ago for my son. However, it is now dead without having been damaged or mistreated in any way. Read morePublished on August 3, 2008 by SEM
I thought highly of Creative Labs, being 1 of competitive brand along with Sandisk and the Apple Ipod but I guess not. Read morePublished on April 8, 2008 by K. West