Creative Neeon -5GB, $199
I’m not at all a fan of the uninspired design of the Zen Neeon (mono LCDs with 7 backlight shades and side rocker controls are so 2002), buy hey, with a $199 price tag and 5GB of storage in a 1.8 x 3.1 x 0.6-inch package (that’s smaller than a iPod Mini). This could be an interesting competition. It’s skinnable as you can see here and has specs that should shame the competition:
- MP3, WMA, PlaysforSure support, and WAV
- USB 2.0 (includes charging support yea!)
- Voice Recording
- FM radio
I’m willing to bet it has a bookmarking feature as well to pick up your Podcasts where you left off- a feature I LOVE in my Zen Micro. If anyone has one, would love to hear your take on this little gem.
<Note to Creative>Someone over at Creative should really think about putting another item- a hand, an Apple (heh) next to this device to show its scale- it looked bulky to me! Also how about getting into bed with an accessories manufacturer like Belkin for some inspired accessories?</Note to Creative>
By the way, where’s the Zen Micro Photo? We’re still hoping to get our hands on that one.