Latest Creative gadget reviews

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on
Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on By Libby Plummer

Creative's latest music, photo and video player - the ZEN Style M300 - sports Bluetooth playback for wireless listening. We managed to get a sneak preview of the tiny gadget at a meet-up with the manufacturer.The diminutive player measures just 55 x 44... Read more

Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder
3.5 stars Creative Vado HD 3rd gen camcorder By Chris Hall

The Creative Vado has offered a viable alternative to the Flip line-up of pocket camcorders since they first started hitting the shelves a few years back. We have here the third generation device, the Creative Vado HD, taking the same name as its predecessor.The... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes
3.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes By Paul Lester

Most people who have large collections of music stored on a home computer would benefit from some sort of streaming solution to send their favourites tunes around the home, but many of the excellent solutions on offer from Philips and Logitech, among... Read more

Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player By Paul Lester

It seems strange to think that one-time MP3-player market leader and current "catch-up merchant" Creative has only just arrived with its first touchscreen player, but in an attempt to appeal to the tactile generation it has upgraded its impressive Zen... Read more

Creative Zen MX MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen MX MP3 player By Paul Lester

The Creative Zen MX is the newest media player from a company that has been rather quiet in recent times, and observant audiophiles will already be pointing out its similarity to the regular Zen. Perhaps rather sensibly, Creative seems to have focused... Read more

Creative Vado HD camcorder
4.0 stars Creative Vado HD camcorder By Chris Hall

The pocket camcorder revolution is continuing apace, with Creative now putting forward this offering, the Vado HD. But is it worth jumping on the HD bandwagon with a device this small? The Vado HD follows the same design lines as the standard Vado that... Read more

Creative Zen Mozaic MP3 player
3.5 stars Creative Zen Mozaic MP3 player By Chris Hall

The Creative Zen range has done well for itself, delivering what is considered among many to be one of the best sound offerings from an MP3 player. The Zen Mozaic is a twist on Creative’s range, designed to make a design statement and move away from... Read more

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player By Stuart Miles

The Creative Zen X-Fi follows on from the original Creative Zen launched at IFA in Germany last year. Almost a year later, can the new MP3 player move the model on or is it the same as before? We get listening to find out. In principle the Zen X-Fi is... Read more

Creative Vado camcorder
4.0 stars Creative Vado camcorder By Chris Hall

Sporting the moniker "Pocket Video Cam", Creative are lining up against Flip Video in the battle to be the video in your pocket. But can the new Vado knock the Flip from its perch? We get filming to find out. The device is slimmer that the Flip, with... Read more

Creative Xmod Wireless
4.0 stars Creative Xmod Wireless By Stuart Miles

It's all very well having a large music collection on your computer, but it's no good if you want to listen to your music elsewhere around the house, but can Creative's Xmod Wireless system be the answer? We get listening to find out. The system is made... Read more

Creative Zen Stone (2008) MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen Stone (2008) MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Almost a year on from its launch the Creative Zen Stone has been upgraded, but it's not just a case of the company adding more memory or offering a colour change to entice users. Somehow while keeping the size small, the company has added a speaker so... Read more

Creative Zen Stone Plus MP3 player
4.5 stars Creative Zen Stone Plus MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Almost a year on from its launch the Creative Zen Plus has been upgraded, but it's not just a case of the company adding more memory or offering a colour change to entice users. Somehow while keeping the size small, the company has added a speaker so... Read more

Creative Zen MP3 player
4.5 stars Creative Zen MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Apple may rule the roost when it comes to the MP3 player market, but that hasn't stopped Creative Labs offering good player after good player as an alternative. Its latest, simply called the Creative Zen is a credit-card sized player ready to take on... Read more

Creative Zen Stone Plus MP3 player - EXCLUSIVE
4.5 stars Creative Zen Stone Plus MP3 player - EXCLUSIVE By Stuart Miles

It seems like only days ago that Creative announced the launch of its iPod Shuffle killer the Zen Stone, but that aside, Creative have surprisingly launched a follow up; the Zen Stone Plus. So what's the difference and should you be sitting up and paying... Read more

Creative Zen Stone MP3 player
4.5 stars Creative Zen Stone MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Creative have finally got around to launching a miniature MP3 player that is small enough to take on the Apple Shuffle, but do nice things come in small packages? We get listening to find out. Twice the size of the metal shuffle (it’s roughly equivalent... Read more

Creative Zen V Plus MP3 player
4.0 stars Creative Zen V Plus MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Creative's diminutive MP3 player the Zen V Plus, is its answer to Apple's iPod nano, but has the little player got what it takes to impress? Small, glossy and lacking few buttons, the Zen V Plus is an easy to use MP3 player that comes in either a 4GB,... Read more

Creative Zen Vision W media player - FIRST LOOK
Creative Zen Vision W media player - FIRST LOOK By Stuart Miles

The Creative Zen Vision W is the company's widescreen media player and sees the Creative return to offering a widescreen display to make watching movies and TV content considerably easier than on its pocketable Vision M device. Pocket-lint managed to... Read more

Creative Zen Vision:M
4.5 stars Creative Zen Vision:M By Stuart Miles

Every MP3 player released today doesn’t just have to appeal; it has to be better than a certain market leader. It’s a hard task, purely because that player - come on you know which one I am talking about - is so iconic, so ubiquitous, and so popular.... Read more

Creative Zen Vision
4.0 stars Creative Zen Vision By Stuart Miles

We might not like the idea, but manufacturers around the world are intent on telling us that we must and will watch movies on the go. The latest company to try and get you to swallow this mantra is Creative with its update to the Creative Portable Media... Read more

Creative Zen Sleek MP3 player
3.0 stars Creative Zen Sleek MP3 player By Stuart Miles

Creative's newest player on the block is the Creative Zen Sleek, so called because it has aspirations of being a sleek, slim player. But has the player got what it takes, or is it just yet another could-have-been? Pocket-lint puts it to the test to find... Read more

Creative N200
4.0 stars Creative N200 By Stuart Miles

With the large hard drive-based MP3 market sewn up, and flash drives increasing in size, companies are turning their sights on the flash based sector. Creative’s answer is to keep the models coming but are they doing enough? We take a look at the N200.... Read more

Creative V200
3.5 stars Creative V200 By Stuart Miles

Creative just keep the models coming now that solid-state memory players are where the profits are to be made. We take a look at the V200 to see if they can sew up this market as well as the one for hard disk portables. Available in a polished white,... Read more

Creative Zen Micro 5GB
4.5 stars Creative Zen Micro 5GB By Stuart Miles

Creative has had a mixed ride in our minds through the minefield that is the MP3 market. Dogged by cheap looking players compared to the competition, it’s nice to see that its latest player, the Zen Micro, has broken away its past efforts. With more... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Music
3.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Music By Stuart Miles

Britain becoming a nation of music downloaders is one thing. Being able to only listen to them on your PC in the spare room is something completely different. The idea of wirelessly distributing your music around the house isn't new. Network manufacturers... Read more

Creative Zen Touch
4.0 stars Creative Zen Touch By Stuart Miles

It seems these days you can’t write a review of a large hard-drive MP3 player without commenting about Apple. There - we’ve already done it. But it's not a real surprise that one finds themselves talking about Apple when it comes to the Creative Zen... Read more

Creative MuVo Slim 256Mb
4.5 stars Creative MuVo Slim 256Mb By Stuart Miles

Remember those pocket credit-card sized calculators that you used to get for filling in marketing surveys? Creative has opted to the do the same thing to its latest MP3 player- the MuVo Slim. The size of a credit only twice as thick, the player certainly... Read more

Creative Zen Portable Media Player
4.0 stars Creative Zen Portable Media Player By Stuart Miles

While at CeBIT pocket-lint was given access to the new portable media player from Creative that will be launching this Christmas. The unit runs Microsoft’s Portable version of the Media Centre edition and offers video, image and music for people on... Read more

Creative MuVo2
3.0 stars Creative MuVo2 By Stuart Miles

Creative hopes its latest MP3 player - the Muvo2 will offer a serious challenge to Apple’s iPod Mini. We don the headphones to find out whether Creative has what it takes to challenge the market leader. At first MP3 players were very small, four or... Read more

Creative Zen NX
3.5 stars Creative Zen NX By Stuart Miles

Since the launch of the iPod, every hard drive based MP3 has wanted to ape its design and resulting success. The Creative Zen NX is unfortunately no different. Cased in a - you guessed it - white metal body, everything from the soft carry pouch to the... Read more

Creative MuVo NX
4.0 stars Creative MuVo NX By Stuart Miles

Jogging with a CD can be a pain in the neck. It’s not too bad on the treadmill - as long as you’ve got somewhere you can rest the player otherwise no matter how many reassurances you get from the manufacturer with the latest any jog technology - get... Read more

Creative Jukebox 3
3.5 stars Creative Jukebox 3 By Stuart Miles

When the Creative Jukebox was first released in 2000, it was a big, clumpy heavy thing. Now two years down the line and like mobile phones, Creative has managed to trim this machine down in both size and weight (it is now 107 grams lighter) and the player... Read more