updated 02:35 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2005
More Creative MP3 players
digital music player. The product line, which brings direct competition to the iPod mini, now includes a 1GB flash-based model as well as 4GB and 6GB disk-based models--in addition to the original 5GB disk-based model. The company touted Zen Micro's price and feature advantage over the iPod mini in its press release as well the players' compatibility with a wider range of services, such as the Naptser, MusicMatch, and the Wal-Mart music store. The diminutive players include MP3/WMA support, a "blue glow" backlight, a removeable chargeable battery, FM radio/recorder functions, voice recording support, and more. The 1GB model will be available in the first quarter of 2005 for $200, while the 4GB ($230) and 6GB ($300) models will be available later this month.. The 5GB Zen Micro is currently available for $250.