The iPod is possibly the MP3 player with the greatest goodwill in the market, but honestly, i wouldnt buy an iPod if it was the end of the world! especially those iPod classics, they were the lamest players in the world! Bad features, low performance ... i dont know why people buy those things!
Me? i would buy Creative products any time. i have a ZEN VISION:M right now, and that thing was supposed to be from the same generation that the iPod 4thGen was from i think. and believe me, the Creative is a million times better than the iPod!i could start and never end with the comparisons! first of all, Apple thinks people live in a world where they can lead their whole life matching movies in only MOV and MP4, listening to songs in MP3 only, and playing a lame game shooting people with parachutes falling to the ground! i mean, who does that!? i thin hardly about 5% of the content online and around us is in MOV!
The Creative, on the other hand, supports all the major video files, like AVI (DivX, XVid), WMV, MPEG 1&2;and even those oldie DAT files from VCDs. Also it supports WMA, which is a very common media format these days, which obviously the APPLE doesnt support since its WINDOWS MEDIA! The iPod video had a 64k color screen, whereas the Creative ZV:M has a 262k color screen! that’s one hell of a difference, and you can actually see blacks and whites on the ZV;M, whereas all you see on the iPod are GREYS!
the battery on the creative is better too! as is the feature set! you dont need extra devices for radio receiving and voice recording, they’re all built-in!
somebody stop me ...