This one almost slipped by me until I caught the post on Gearlog. Since starting The DMZ, I’ve been trying to keep on top of the news when it comes to portable media players (PMPs) so I was a bit surprised by this one.
Seems that Creative has just announced the new line of Zen players. First up is the Zen Mosaic EZ300. Priced at $59.95 for the 4GB model and $79.95 for the 8GB, it features a 1.8 inch LCD which runs at 128×160 pixels. Not a lot of frills but you do get an FM tuner as well as an alarm clock.
The Zen MX is a more robust unit sporting a 2.5 inch LCD running a better resolution. The MX starts at $99.99 for the 8GB model and goes to $129.99 for the 16. Both also provide an SD/SDHC slot to expand that capacity.
Both look like nice players if you’re looking for a lower priced unit. We’ll see if Creative can take a bite out of the iPod’s market with these.