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