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CES 2008: Creative adds speaker to Zen Stone line of players

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2008 2:05 User comments (1)

CES 2008: Creative adds speaker to Zen Stone line of players Creative has announced at CES that it will be adding a built-in speaker to its tiny media player, the Zen Stone and its cousin the Zen Stone Plus.
The Zen Stone comes in the 1 and 2GB variety while the Plus model comes in the 2 or 4GB variety. Each includes FM radio, voice recording, a stopwatch/clock and customizable equalizer settings.

The 2GB non-Plus model will retail for $49.95 USD. The Plus, which also adds a vibrant screen, will cost about $60 USD for the same capacity model. The Plus also adds AAC support for use with legally purchased iTunes tracks.

"The ZEN Stone and ZEN Stone Plus with Built-in Speaker free you from having to wear headphones to listen to your portable music. It is a great way to enjoy your music when you're on a walk or in a group and you want to enjoy a conversation or hear what's going on around you,"
said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative. "It's hard to believe that such incredibly small players can have a speaker that sounds so good, enabling you to listen to music together with a friend without headphones."

Source:
pocketlint

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1 user comment

19.1.2008 19:38

I like this product it is a great and very suitable alternative to the ipod nano.

Quote:
"It's hard to believe that such incredibly small players can have a speaker that sounds so good, enabling you to listen to music together with a friend without headphones."
This however is open to interpretation. The speaker really will be as good as the person that is using the player and also depends on the conversion and quality of the files that are downloaded on the portable player.

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