We all expected others to follow in the 6GB MP3 player race, Apple first released their 6GB iPod Mini last week thanks to exclusive first use rights granted by Seagate. When you have as much pull as Apple does, and can show sales records like the iPod, you are bound to get some kind of priority from hardware suppliers.
Creative will offer their Zen Micro 6GB for $249.99, matched to the iPod Mini 6GB price. They are also giving a $20 mail-in rebate for the 4GB player, dropping it to $179.99. and the 5GB version is still priced at $229.99. Creative shipped 2 million Zen Micro’s last holiday season.
Every Zen Micro player features:
MP3 and WMA and Music Subscription Service Support – The Zen Micro lets the listener choose MP3 or WMA music, ripped from CDs or downloaded from online music sites;
Micro-sized — At only 3.3″ tall, the Zen Micro is small yet powerful;
Curved to fit — Nestles in the palm of your hand and slides smoothly into your pocket;
Mesmerizing blue glow — Luminescent blue glow comes alive with a single touch;
10 electrifying colors — A full spectrum of vibrant colors to suit every style and personality;
Up to 12-hour battery life – Enjoy your music all day long on a single charge;
Removable, rechargeable battery — Unique ability to extend playtime by another 12 hours with a spare battery;
FM radio and recorder — Listen to and record crystal-clear FM radio with 32 preset station settings;
Voice recorder — Use the built-in microphone for voice recording;
Vertical Touch Pad control — Touch-sensitive controls and intuitive vertical scrolling for easy navigation;