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Apple 4GB iPod Mini vs Creative Zen Micro 5GB

The Apple iPod Mini and the Creative Zen Micro are another good match up. Both are compact with similar storage capacities and a wide range of colors to choose from. There are some slight differences as you can see in the compared specifications below.

Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9160LL/A Description:

Apple engineers squeezed all the best features of iPod into a case weighing just 3.6 ounces and smaller than most cell phones. This iPod mini M9160LL/A features an anodized aluminium case that resists stains and scratches. The case weighs practically nothing, but protects iPod mini in your pocket, purse or backpack. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine wherever you lay it, the 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more. Like its (slightly) bigger brother, iPod mini gives you over 25 minutes of skip protection and lasts up to 8 hours on a single battery charge. So you won't pay a penalty for miniaturization.

In fact, all the features of iPod are still under your thumb. Always striving for perfection, Apple engineers moved the iPod's buttons under the wheel. The iPod mini Click Wheel gives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single handedly though all the songs from your iTunes music collection. You'll find such thoughtful construction only from Apple.

The iPod mini M9160LL/A comes with a storage capacity of 4GB or up to 1,000 songs. This particular model's color is shiny silver. Other available colors include gold, green, pink, and blue.

Creative Zen Micro 5GB Silver Description:

You will never be without your favourite music with the Creative Labs Zen Micro 5GB Silver MP3 Player. Squeezed into its micro-sized casing is the capacity to store an amazing 2,500 WMA songs or 1,250 MP3 songs on its 5GB hard drive, and it keeps your music going for up to 12 hours on a single battery charge with its removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery.

There's no need to go round in circles with the Zen Micro's intuitive Vertical Touch Pad. Designed to let you easily navigate through your music, you can be sure to find any song or data file with ease.

Shuffle your songs or albums with the DJ feature, or tune in to the latest songs on the pop charts with the radio. Whatever you're listening to, enjoy the superior sound quality and clarity of a hi-fi that fits easily in your pocket.

Not only does it play music, the Zen Micro helps you keep your life organized too. The mini-organizer consists of a calendar, an address book and a to-do-list (requires Microsoft Outlook). Keep track of all your business appointments or classes. Sync up your Microsoft Outlook email addresses, calendar notes in your home or office PCs with Zen Micro. Need to record lectures, business meetings, or just love the sound of your voice? The built-in microphone lets you to create and store voice memos with the built-in voice recorder.

The Zen Micro is available in 9 other attractive colors: Black, Dark Blue, Green, Light Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and White.


  Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9160LL/A Creative Zen Micro 5GB Silver
Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9160LL/A Creative Zen Micro 5GB Silver
Audio Formats
AACYes No
AIFFYes No
AudibleYes No
MP3Yes Yes
WAVYes Yes
WMANo Yes
Storage
Storage Capacity4GB 5GB
Storage TypeHard Drive Hard Drive
Screen
Display TypeBacklit LCD (White)Backlit LCD (White)
ID3 Tag InfoYesYes
Connectors
FirewireYes No
USB 1.1Yes Yes
USB 2.0Yes Yes
Additional Features
Alarm ClockYes Yes
Built-in Mic for Voice RecordingNo Yes
Calendar / Address BookYes Yes
EqualizerYes Yes
FM TunerNo Yes
GamesYes No
Radio RecorderNo Yes
Sleep TimerYes Yes
Power Supply
AC/DC AdapterYes Yes
BatteryYes Yes
Rechargeable via FireWire cableYes No
Rechargeable via USB cableYes No
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Life8 hours 12 hours
Dimensions
Width2.00 inches 2.00 inches
Depth0.50 inches 0.70 inches
Height3.60 inches 3.30 inches
Weight3.60 ounces 3.80 ounces