It's a good time to be in the market for a portable media player. From
lineup (the obvious choice) to Microsoft
's Zune HD to
Archos' range of media-centric players, you've got options galore. But
just in case you still weren't confused enough as to which device was
right for you, Creative
has just added another to the mix. The company
once famous for its expansive range of audio cards has begun to dabble
in the wide world of PMPs, and while it's newest product is no iPod
touch, it may just be enough for you.
X-Fi2, as it's known, is a touch screen-based player, and on
paper, it's pretty darn respectable. The 4" x 2.2" x 0.5" player weighs
just 2.6oz. and boasts a 3" LCD touch panel (400x240), 8GB/16GB/32GB of
internal memory, a rechargeable battery that'll last up to 25 hours
when playing audio (or 5 hours with video), a microSD card slot,
support for RSS feeds, a USB port, built-in alarm clock and speaker and
support for photos, too.
It ships with a basic pair of earbuds and supports more formats than
even Apple's iPod, so if you've got a wide collection of files, you
might just appreciate that. If you are indeed interested, it can be
ordered now for $129.99,$179.99 or $229.99, depending on size.