Creative unveils Zen V Plus portable audio/video player

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Creative has unveiled it’s latest player to go into battle against the iPod nano – the Zen V Plus – an MP3, photo and video player with built-in FM radio in a scratch-resistant black glossy case.

Small and lightweight and available in sizes from 1GB to 4GB, it can even fit the coin pocket of a pair of jeans says Creative. That’s not to say it’s light on features, which include a 1.5-inch OLED screen for displaying video, photos and album art, a built-in FM radio with 32 station presets, a voice recorder, direct CD recording with line-in connection and a Sync Track button to separate different songs recorded from an entire CD.  It also syncs with Microsoft Outlook so you can carry round your contacts and calendar. The ZEN V Plus supports music subscription services such as Napster To Go and Audible audio books.

Creative will also be releasing a range of accessories to go with the ZEN V Plus in August, including a custom docking speaker system, a black or white armband, multi-coloured silicone skins and wired remote and power adapters.

The ZEN V Plus will be available in August with the 4GB model in glossy black with blue accents, the 2GB model in glossy black with green accents, and the 1GB model in glossy black with orange accents. Prices have yet to be confirmed.

Creative website

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Toshiba’s Dolphin-shaped MP3 player
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Dave Walker