Molly gave me a Creative Zen Vision W for my birthday this year. I am impressed with how well I can see the screen. It’s bright even at 50% back light and has good contrast. That’s important to me because with my old player I could hardly see it with it’s pretty bad contrast. The screen is huge too.
I have the 60 GB version which I would’ve preferred anyways. I’ve put everything on there and still have over 10 GB to spare.
It sounds good to me too. I am picky about sounds. I wish it would play lossless compressed audio but I guess I can’t have everything. It’s just nice to be able to have all of our CDs on there since finding the one I’d want by going through about 800 can be difficult for me. It’s just so nice to have them all organized and ready for me to listen to easily.
It plays movies. I don’t really have a use for that right now but it’s nice to know I can use it if I want to later. It will also display photos which is nice for me. With the pretty big screen I can see them well and zoom and with the bright back light I can see them very well.
The Zen W uses real buttons! Not a touch pad or anything like that so I can easily know what I am doing without struggling to try to see what I am pressing. I hate how most things aren’t easy to use anymore. That’s one annoying trend that I wish would stop dead.
It’s pretty big but that doesn’t really affect me. I’ll be using it mostly at home just because it’s more convenient for me to listen to music but at the same time it’s small and portable enough that I can take it with me if I want. Molly didn’t even know it but this was the one I had picked for when I decided to get a new one.
I am looking forward to having the freedom to listen to the music I want to listen to without the inconvenience of having to have the computer running or having to try to find the CD that I want and risk scratching them up.
One thing I am kinda disappointed with is that it needs windows to connect to the computer but I can understand why they’d do that. It would be nice if it could easily be accessed just as a removable hard drive but for as often as I’d connect it to the computer it’s not really a big deal. I do have windows and need it for the GPS too.