Creative drops portable player prices

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Easter is usually a time when those of us working or too skint to afford a week in the sun console ourselves with a bit of spending down the local shopping arcade. And if you’re thinking of buying a portable player, it’s probaboy a good time to pick up one of the Creative range, as the company has just announced a whole list of price cuts.

If you fancy Creative’s 8GB Zen MicroPhoto with FM tuner and voice recorder, you can now pick one up for £149.99, which is £30 less than a 4GB iPod nano. Or if you fancy something smaller, a 1GB Zen Nano Plus is now £69.99. £40 cheaper than a 1GB iPod nano.

Which all sounds good news for us the consumer, but you do wonder why the company has dropped prices further. Even before the price cut, you got twice as much Zen Microphoto for the same price as a 4GB iPod nano and the 1GB Zen Nano Plus was already considerably cheaper than the equivalent Apple player.

Are new models due or are Creative just desperate to shift their existing players? Who knows, but it’s a good time to bag a bargain.

Creative website

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Dave Walker