Creative, who recently sued Apple, has made a sad, sad attempt at rivaling the all too successful Apple iPod. There new Zen Vision:M looks like a carbon copy of the iPod minus the intuitive click wheel (it has a vertical scroll button – please), slender size (almost twice as thick as the iPod), and oh ya, the high end build quality. Purportedly the Zen Vision:M has 4 hours video playback, but only 12 hours on music (14 hours on the iPod). You can also get the player in black or white – does it get any worse.

Listen, end result is it’s an attempt at getting under Apple’s skin for supposedly jacking Creative’s menu system. If I was Apple, I would be standing in the proverbial ‘after school parking lot’ with my arms spread wide and just waiting for them to bring it – “cause it already got brought? (bad movie quote), and we all know the demise of this player.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."