May 14, 2004

A Year-and-a-half With The Nomad Zen

It has been a year and a half since I bought my Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen. I am using it almost daily, mostly when I am out travelling by train or plane. Naturally the Nomad Zen has not really changed since I bought it.

The feature set is the same, and all that. Just wanted to give a small update and to notify the world that it is still alive. It has survived several drops from up to one meter, even when running, and seemingly the hard drive is still going fine. The batteries are still doing fairly good. I haven't really measured it, but would estimate them to survive a good 8 hours if the EAX is turned off. When EAX is turned on then you easily half that time.

So where does it go from here? The Nomad is no longer really state of the art. I am looking at the Nomad Zen Extra with the bigger display, slimmer casing and lighter weight. Both the 30GB and 60GB versions are nice. (I don't really need the space though...) Maybe I should go for an iPOD, or maybe a Toshiba Gigabeat. Slim is nice. :) All in all though... the one I have has become a trusted travelling partner... so maybe just keep it for a while longer.

Posted by ludvig at May 14, 2004 06:40 PM | TrackBack
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Posted by: Jennifer at November 9, 2004 08:46 AM

Creative released the the original Jukebox a year and a half back- when MP3 players were probably at the height of their popularity. At that time, owning an MP3 player with 128MB of memory had the WOW factor and if you told someone about your Nomad Jukebox MP3 player with 6GB of storage space, they would either look at you with envy, disbelief or just plain funny.Now the Jukebox was an original product and problems were bound to be associated with it. For example, the unit was a bit big and bulky and navigation was cumbersome. We believe Creative has spent the last year or so listening, analyzing and developing the new version of Jukebox which is labeled version 3.0. In case you're wondering what happened to v2.0, that was just a small upgrade that increased the hard drive capacity from 6GB to 20GB.

Posted by: Alvin at November 10, 2004 05:23 AM
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