While vigorously pushing the limits and thereupon, making big headlines with its latest Zii EGG capacitive-compatible prototype, it seems that Creative isn’t going to give up any of its PMP lineups in favor of new ones. On one hand, Zen’s X-Fi first edition wasn’t exactly the one player we’d get ourselves over iPod Touch or Zune HD expenses, but from the other, it looks like Zen’s new version -X-Fi2 – the company has recently announced, is more of the type we’d buy for a use. Regretfully, at this point you’ll only get a 3-inch resistive touchscreen display, but nonetheless, the new device still has a lot to offer, with Creative dropping those pesky buttons out of the top, while looks and design are cleaner and sleeker. Other than that, the list goes pretty much the same, including a microSD card slot expansion, FM tuner radio, a mic, an RSS reader that syncs with your PC and three optional storage capacities – 8GB ($129.99), 16GB ($179.99) or 32GB ($229.99) to choose from. No word about availability, but full specs list is just after the break, paired with unboxing and UI demo videos for your convenient.
Creative ZEN X-Fi2 Specifications:
- Capacity: 8GB, 16GB & 32GB (availability may differ in different regions)
- Dimensions: 102 x 57 x 11.6mm
- Weight : 75g
- A vibrant 3-inch TFT Touch Screen LCD with 262,000 colour support for an excellent viewing experience with videos and album art
- X-Fi Audio Enhancement:
– Adjustable X-Fi Crystalizer to restore the highs and lows to music during playback that was lost during the ripping process
– Adjustable X-Fi Expand to move and expand the sound forward for a natural listening experience over headphones that simulates the sound from stereo speakers
- Audio formats: MP3, WMA(DRM9), Audible4, AAC, FLAC
- Video / Audio Out: PAL or NTSC in stereo (via A/V cable sold separately)
- RSS: Display RSS content feeds offline (Sync via PC/laptop connected to Internet)
- Expansion slot: microSD memory card slot to add more music, video or photos to the media player
- Built-in speaker
- Flexibility to arrange the main menu icons according to preference
- Video format support: WMV9, MPEG4-SP, DivX** 4/5, XviD
- Photo formats: JPEG, BMP
- Built-in microphone for voice recording
- Built-in FM radio with 32 presets
- Clock / Alarm / Calendar / Task / Contacts Functions (Sync with Microsoft Outlook via PC/laptop)
- Free preloaded music tracks from eMusic, a digital music retailer offering music fans an alternative to mass market retailers, with a corner music store vibe, incisive reviews and great music. Included tracks are by Ani DiFranco, Anuhea and Blessid Union of Souls. These tracks are courtesy of Righteous Babe Records, OneHawaii Music and V2 Records.
- Courtesy of Audible.com, the first book in James Pattersons Maximum Ride series in a full length preloaded audio version valued at US$19.99. Soon to be a major motion picture, Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Pattersons thrilling story is narrated by Evan Rachel Wood, star of Across the Universe, The Wrestler, and Whatever Works.