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Summary

The Creative Zen Micro is Creative Labs answer to Apple's iPod Mini. It packs a 5 GB hard drive and comes in 10 stylish colours. It comes with a built in FM radio and a rechargeable battery. If you own one let us know what you think by writing a review. Otherwise read the Creative Zen reviews to find out why you need to own one of these amazing MP3 Players.


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Specification for Creative Zen Micro

Main Features
Memory 1 - 5

Features:
  • Micro-sized 5 GB digital-music player stores up to 1,250 songs at 128 kbps or 2,500 songs at 64 kbps (MP3/WMA)
  • Vertical touch pad simplifies navigation; body is curved to fit your hand
  • FM radio with 32 station presets for listening and recording; 10-hour voice recording through built-in microphone
  • 12 hours continuous playtime using the supplied rechargeable lithium-ion battery; extend your listening using multiple batteries (sold separately)
  • Includes headphones, a belt clip, a stand, and an AC/DC power adapter
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    Latest Reviews

    ★★★☆☆
    Creative Zen Micro

    “So yes this is not the best MP3 player on the market...”

    Written on: 07/01/2009 by DanPartridge (1 review written)

    So yes this is not the best MP3 player on the market however it does what its meant to you can get your music on there quick and easy and get listening, but if your a sound quality perfectionist im afraid this is not for you… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “The first year or so it was doing good, no problems...”

    Written on: 09/10/2008

    The first year or so it was doing good, no problems which weren't easily sorted.
    After that it started freezing every now and then, which requires you to take the battery out then wait for the reboot for about 10 minutes.
    I stopped using it for about 4 months. I tried to turn it on again, it wasn't working, so i left i on charge over-night, thinking it was a dead battery. Next day it continued to do nothing doesn't work for no apparent reason.

    You can be sure my next MP3 will be an iPod. Much… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “The Creative Zen Micro is a good equippment to enjoy,...”

    Written on: 09/08/2008 by caitlinhoney (2 reviews written)

    The Creative Zen Micro is a good equippment to enjoy, but will have to take care while playing… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “Creative Zem Micro is the worse thing I have ever...”

    Written on: 31/05/2008

    Creative Zem Micro is the worse thing I have ever received in my life. My parents bought it for me for Christmas. It took me 4 months to figure out how to make the player work with my computer. After that it work perfectly. It was the best thing in the world. Then when I went to charge it, it went completely blank. I have tried everything to make the player turn on, but there is nothing… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I have had my Creative Zen Micro for several years and...”

    Written on: 16/04/2008

    I have had my Creative Zen Micro for several years and it is still working well and i am very pleased with it… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I would like to know about the zen micro ”

    Written on: 11/03/2008

    I would like to know about the zen micro
    my computer does not accept the zen micro usb and i cant add songs to it please help me with it … Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “When I first got my Creative Zen Micro, I was...”

    Written on: 10/03/2008

    When I first got my Creative Zen Micro, I was impressed, to say the least.

    It has been around 6months now, and I have been effectively turned off any Creative product.

    Between the earphne jack breaking completely, the pathetic battery life, and the extremely irritating and ineffective customer service, I have to admit, I am running back into the safe and comforting arms of Apple and the Ipod… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I liked mine at the start and still do because it s...”

    Written on: 30/01/2008 by kavdogg (1 review written)

    I liked mine at the start and still do because it s easy to use, but the jack plug went on mine so sound in one ear same thing with one of my sisters my other sisters one wiped all her music and wont turn on any more. I now have an iPod classic don't know if I like it or not yet.
    ps theres a run down on the net on how to fix your zen jack plug if you want to give it a go… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I bought this after a recommendation from my friend....”

    Written on: 21/01/2008 by xfento (1 review written)

    I bought this after a recommendation from my friend. Once you can use the buttons it is very easy to use. It has a lot of settings and easy to upload songs onto. However after just 18 months mine died and it only came with a disappointing 1 year warranty… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “It was pretty bad after 2 years when it broke down and...”

    Written on: 13/01/2008

    It was pretty bad after 2 years when it broke down and no one seemed to know how to fix it, plus my battery was dying. To fix it, i bought a new battery and restarted the zen (take out the battery, hold it on "on" and put the battery back in while holding it) and afterwards, it worked out fine. It's been like 5 months since i did that and now it works fine… Read Full Review

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    ★☆☆☆☆
    Creative Zen Micro

    “Other than the sound there wasn't much to like about...”

    Written on: 30/12/2007

    Other than the sound there wasn't much to like about the Zen Micro. Since I got Zen Vision M which is great. I really don't have anything to compare the Zen Micro with since it was my first MP3 player… Read Full Review

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    ★★☆☆☆
    Creative Zen Micro

    “If you don't want your player to last very long, then...”

    Written on: 21/12/2007

    If you don't want your player to last very long, then this is a great choice for initial quality. However, as time has gone on, I have had more and more problems, like refusing to link up to the computer (I usually have to take it out and plug it in again several times before the program recognizes it), and starting after about 2 years of use problems have occurred with the memory (see bad points section)… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★
    Creative Zen Micro

    “Honestly, with the craze that Apple iPod has created,...”

    Written on: 19/08/2007 by testingguru (1 review written)

    Honestly, with the craze that Apple iPod has created, I was also willing to hop on one - iPod Nano. However, as luck may have it, I didn't get any new piece in my area! So my shopper suggested that I should try Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player (1 GB, 250 Songs) - he said this is a new entrant in digital music player market, and has quite promising features. With a little scepticism, and my pressing desire to purchase a digital MP3 player, I dared to buy the Zen player.

    My Experience

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “It impresses people with cheaper players but would...”

    Written on: 31/07/2007 by ajewj (1 review written)

    It impresses people with cheaper players but would think twice before getting a Creative Zen Micro again… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “Half way through the new Mika album my Zen Micro died...”

    Written on: 24/07/2007 by phil marsh (1 review written)

    Half way through the new Mika album my Zen Micro died and would not turn on, it's as dead as a parrot. Nothing Creative suggests will work, my friend has also had similar problems with his too. Unit is two years old and hardly used… Read Full Review

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    “I believe that this product should be recalled...”

    Written on: 20/07/2007 by shebas1 (1 review written)

    I believe that this product should be recalled immediately. I have never seen an electronic product with so many problems… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I was really happy with my ZEN Micro when I first got...”

    Written on: 14/06/2007 by jackie120 (5 reviews written)

    I was really happy with my ZEN Micro when I first got it, and am now really disappointed with it. I would definitely go with another brand next time… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I have never written a negative review before, but I...”

    Written on: 12/04/2007 by mbuhl (1 review written)

    I have never written a negative review before, but I feel it is my responsibility to convey my experience as a warning to others. I bought a Creative Zen player less than a year ago. After only 10-20 hours of use, it broke (the power switch did not work). I returned it to the company and was charged $25 to fix it even though the device was essentially new. I received it, used it sparingly again, and same problem occurred. I sent it back to them, and now they want $71 to fix the device. I sent… Read Full Review

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    ★★★☆☆
    Creative Zen Micro

    “Anyone else had the same prob? If so please let me...”

    Written on: 25/02/2007 by clemmyboy (1 review written)

    Anyone else had the same prob? If so please let me know how you overcome this… Read Full Review

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    Creative Zen Micro

    “I still like creative and will buy from them again....”

    Written on: 09/02/2007 by nall (1 review written)

    I still like creative and will buy from them again. I'm just a little disappointed in there overall service, and quality… Read Full Review

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    282797_Baloomoo's Response to nall's Review

    Written on: 21/03/2007

    That is EXACTLY what happened to my Zen! My first one just kept making funny noises and when I phoned support they asked me about eight times if id dropped it and then sent me a new one, but a year on when I turn mines on it sticks on the creative screen and makes a ticking noise, my PC wont recognises it and even if you take the battery out it still stays on if its plugged in!
    <br/>I have tried everything on the reboot menu but it sticks their and makes the same noise grr
    <br/>i think i'm just gonna get something else because the battery life can be terrible...

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    Abghara's Response to nall's Review

    Written on: 07/06/2007

    well, if it is any consolation, the pretty much exact same thing is happening with an iPod nano I've got at the moment. I knew I was right about iPods and Apple's rubbishness.

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