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181. Creative Labs 076116 Rewritable
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182. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
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183. Creative Labs PC-DVD Ovation 12X
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184. Creative Labs Nomad II "C" 32
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185. Creative Labs JB3ACC05 Nomad Jukebox
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186. Creative Labs WebCam (USB)
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187. Creative DVD+/-rw Dual 8X Dvdcreative
188. CREATIVE LABS MUVO TX FM (EF)
189. Creative Labs Nomad MuVo² 1.5
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190. Creative Labs 007317 PC-DVD RAM
191. Creative Labs Nomad II 32 MB MP3
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192. Creative Labs Nomad II MG (Blue)
193. Creative Labs NOMAD 60 GB Jukebox
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194. Creative Labs Ensoniq 16-Bit PCI
195. Creative Labs Nomad II Digital
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196. Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox (Blue)
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197. Creative Labs Nomad II "C" 32
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198. Creative Labs MK5100 PC-DVD RAM
199. Creative Labs TravelSound TS350
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200. Creative Labs DI5601 Modem Blaster

181. Creative Labs 076116 Rewritable Blaster CD-RW 24x/4x/2x Internal
list price: $160.50
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Asin: B00000JN1E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 52626
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182. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00004SYWB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 27856
Average Customer Review: 3.64 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Powered by the EMU10K1 audio processor, the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum sound card manages audio and effects in real time for recording and playback of digital files and engaging gameplay. The card plays DVDs or video clips on your computer, lets you hold Internet voice chats, and connects digital, analog, and MIDI devices to your PC. When connected to multichannel speakers, the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! processes digital surround sound. The EMU10K1 manages audio signals with full 32-bit processing power. Full 320 Kbps encoding and up to 5x MP3 acceleration allow you to copy CDs and other audio files into MP3s.

Plug-and-play installation gets you up and running quickly. Creative Labs' digital audio system comes with a front drive bay, making connectivity to external devices a snap. There's also convenient connectivity to S/PDIF in, S/PDIF out, microphone in, headphone out, MIDI in, MIDI out, and dual line-ins.

Creative's Lava! software adds music-synchronized video to audio files. There is plenty of software to enhance your PC studio. Learn to play virtual instruments, sequence music, edit WAV files, and mix like a DJ. You can even host a karaoke party if you dare. Full versions of Descent, Need for Speed 4: High Stakes, and Thief: The Dark Project are also bundled. ... Read more

Features

  • Connect coaxial SPDIF, analog, and MIDI devices through the Live! Drive's easy-access front panel
  • Powered by the EMU10K1 audio processor
  • Add effects to MP3 and other audio files
  • Digital-out connector enables 4-speaker audio
  • Packaged with production and editing software and games

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars What a card
Well worth the money. If you're a sound enthusiast, and want top notch performance for little cost get this card. The Live! value is another good bet, don't waste time w/ the MP3+ or X-gamer, spend the extra money or save the extra money.

5-0 out of 5 stars I dig it BUT, get the 5.1
This is the mother of all sound cards. Package is intense. The games are nice and the software packeage is great, Sound fourge is a rocking wav editor. The Live drive just makes it all the better, BUT if you're thinking about it, get the 5.1 it has the digital outputs. And also has a remote control, which is great for DVD playback. As the 5.1 because more readily available this version will get cheaper, and if you do not need digital outputs and it is a no-brainer. All in all I'm very satisfied with this product, creative is also very great about drivers

IMO this is the best sound card that money can buy.

3-0 out of 5 stars Alright Card
This is a nice sound card. I installed it with my Windows ME when i first got it b4 the audigy came out. It was the nicest sound card you can get. After awhile i got XP, then it went downhill. The drives are XP incompatible and the newer drivers sometimes dont install over the XP native drivers. Tried contacting Creative, but that didnt help, took forever for a responce

3-0 out of 5 stars nice card.
This bundle is essentially a Sound Blaster Live! card, with the Live! drive and all the trimmings. It also includes an infrared remote control. If you add surround sound speakers, playing games can be enthralling. Imagine playing a game and actually hearing someone walking behind you (or shooting).

The bundled software ranges from cool to useless. The games are nice, but I find the Keytar application particularly worthless. It presents the image of guitar which you "play" by strumming (moving the mouse).

If you want the convenience of plugging in cables without reaching around to the back of the PC (like for headphones) or MIDI, then this bundle is for you. If not, then I would recommend the MP3 or X-gamer versions which are both cheaper.

Also, please note that the installation CD will install a spy-ware application, which will sometimes "phone home." It can be removed by editing the registry without any ill effect. For privacy invasion, I have to deduct at least one star.

1-0 out of 5 stars Major conflicts
This card conflicts with everything. Once I called Creative (non-toll free #) it just made things worse, it took me all afternoon to fix what creative told me to do. Then they said try updating all my drivers for all my other hardware. If it doesn't work off the bat get rid of it or you headache will only get worse. ... Read more


183. Creative Labs PC-DVD Ovation 12X DVD-ROM
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005LDNX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 34707
Average Customer Review: 1.83 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD-ROM drive...
I've worked with lots of Creative Labs products in the past, and this one keeps up the quality that I've come to expect. It has worked flawlessly under Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP for me.

Any standard Windows 98/Me startup disk will allow this drive to be recognized at a DOS prompt, so there is not a real problem there. The drive also works great ripping music and DVD content from every single disk that I've thrown at it. It's my mainstay drive in my primary system, and it works great. Highly recommended product from a name-brand vendor.

1-0 out of 5 stars It worked great, at first.
First off let me just say that I purchased this drive when DVD-Roms were very popular and it was uncommon to see a computer come with one stock. Knowing that, it was really a heafty price (about 100 dollars). This product worked great for about two months before it broke; in that it, would not notice any type of cd I put into it. So I thought hummmmm, it must be still under warranty because I bought it only a few months ago. I send it into Creative Labs for repare and I get a call about two weeks later informing me that they want 90 dollars (plus the shipping cost) to repare it and send it back. I was furious, and didnt even bother to return their phone calls. Do not waist your money on this product. It breaks easy and can't even read most video disks that any other DVD player would have no problem with (ie VCD)

2-0 out of 5 stars Sorry, no standing 'ovation' for this drive
This is a really bad DVD drive. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. But most of the time it didn't. While watching DVD's, it paused sporatically for up to 10 seconds. Sometimes it did not even play at all. It was fine with data and music CD's. I was expecting a good drive, keeping in mind Creative Labs' reputation. Boy, was I wrong.

After awhile, it completely broke down on me, not recognizing any media whatsoever in the drive.

Do yourself a favor and go with Sony or Memorex; their drives seem to be alright.

1-0 out of 5 stars POOR QUALITY, POOR SUPPORT, POOR CREATIVE!
I purchased this DVD player about a year ago, and have never been able to play a DVD (no picture). I can play music CD's just fine, but when playing DVDs, the DVD player spins...and spins...and spins... with no picture. I've tried half a dozen times to resolve this problem through Creative's on-line technical support, and to no avail they have yet to be creative enough to come up with a permanent fix. According to Creative's techs, I need the latest bios updates and chipset patches for it to function properly (which I already have), however they are too myopic to admit that the potential cause for it not working is lack of driver support/updates for Windows 2000, and the possibility that the DVD player is defective. Not to mention, it may take several days for technical support to respond to questions you may have about their products. And when the finally do, they never seem to give you a systematic way of diagnosing and fixing the problem. Extremely disappointed in their lack of support/customer service and poor quality.. And since the product is out of warranty, I am now stuck with an over-rated, poor quality, malfuctioning, [] DVD player that can only be used for playing music CDs. Never assume Creative will resolve your problem in an expeditious, effective manner because you'll end up paying for it; I did! I will never again purchase another product manufactured by Creative..Buyer beware!!! By the way I am still waiting for creative's response to my lastest inquiry...If anyone feels they have the expertise in troubleshooting the lack of picture, please don't hesitate to email me at ysche@aol.com Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible purchase
It seems like a lie but until now Creative doesn't have created any equipment support for this model. In Windows 2k as in 98 when I open the tray....it opens but in a few seconds it closes
alone.....incredible. Absurditly it does not even have a pattern of time to close, so you need to pray for, when you put or take the cd... ... Read more


184. Creative Labs Nomad II "C" 32 MB Digital Audio Player (Silver)
list price: $109.99
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Asin: B00005ICD1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 17015
Average Customer Review: 4.58 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Creative Labs Nomad II C is one of those gadgets that are so much fun to play with, you find yourself forgetting they're useful, too. When portable MP3 players first hit the market, they were relatively simple devices good for one thing: playing MP3 files. Now, as companies have learned customers want more than just that, today's devices can no longer be described as just MP3 players.

The Nomad II C's most overlooked feature is that of a digital voice recorder. Since voice recordings aren't the memory hogs that music files are, the Nomad II C can record up to four hours' worth. This feature is perfect for dictating messages to yourself or for the fledging journalist recording interviews, and you can even upload voice files from the Nomad II C to your PC.

From an audio perspective, the Nomad II C couldn't have performed any better. The equalizer had good settings, and the ability to program user-defined settings was awesome. Furthermore, a wired remote control and bass-enhanced, behind-the-head headphones completed the package.

MP3 players are great for music lovers on the go. Because they have no moving parts, they're well known for skip-free music. To test the Nomad II C, we loaded it up with some hip-hop and headed down to the local BMX spot in San Francisco. With the player clipped to a belt, we put it through its paces over a multitude of jumps and with more than enough crashes. We did our best to make it skip, but it performed perfectly (though beware--the Nomad II C isn't scratchproof). Only after the battery started to get low (the Nomad II C offers eight to 10 hours of playback) did performance degrade. But this was easily remedied by dropping in a new AA battery.

This version of the Nomad II C has 32 MB of onboard memory, but it does include a slot for SmartMedia memory cards. As additional memory is still relatively expensive, and most of us don't have extra cards lying around the house, there will come a time when you'll tire of the songs on the device. And without the presence of your PC--and no additional SmartMedia cards--you're at a loss.

MP3 music, like everything else technology related, is in constant flux. Recognizing that, the Nomad II C ships with reprogrammable firmware that should enable it to support digital-audio formats and software extensions as they emerge. So, you should be able to enjoy your Nomad II C for years to come.--William O'Neal

Pros:

  • Awesome sound
  • Lightweight
  • USB interface makes connecting to your computer simple and downloading fast
  • Intuitive software
  • Supports numerous digital-audio formats
Cons:
  • Simple software could be more robust
  • Navigating the LCD menu can be a pain
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Features

  • 32 MB of built-in flash memory
  • Plays both MP3 and WMA files; upgradable to future formats
  • USB interface for fast digital transfer; compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Expandable using SmartMedia memory cards
  • Comes with one AA battery and USB cable; does not include docking station, carrying pouch, wired remote control, or headphones

Reviews (52)

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple was all I wanted.
I was looking for a basic player to take to the rec center, and that's exactly what I got.

Right out of the box I was loading songs with no problem. The software was very intuitive - though I did have to refer to the online manual to figure out how to navigate the menus on the Nomad itself. Luckily the manual is crystal clear.

32MB seemed small, but that's fine for my purposes (besides it's expandable, though I don't think I'll find the need.) I loaded 15 songs with no problem using the WMA format at 64kbps. Now I know that's only 'near CD quality' but in the rec center with crappy little head phones, who can tell the difference?

This unit doesn't come with headphones. That was fine with me, if it had come with headphones I probably would have just replaced them.

There are two reasons I didn't give this 5 stars. One is it doesn't come with rechargeable batteries. There is no reason Creative Labs can't package this with rechargable batteries for the same price - and it's just silly using throw aways in it. Before it even arrived I bought myself a couple of rechargeable batteries and a charger.

The other is the belt clip. It is pretty loose. I'm using this in an active environment, and may end up having to buy a carrying case for it.

Bottom line - I'm quite pleased with my purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Purchase.... Best for the money!!
This is the first MP3 player I have owned and i am extremely satisfied. My friend has the Nomad 2 so i knew that the Creative Labs digital audio line was a good one. I decided to get the Nomad IIc and an extra 32mb card. This makes the Nomad IIc just the same as the Nomad II if you allready have headphones and you dont want the extra FM radio feature. Why pay 50 bucks for headphones and a radio? I convert all my files to wma at 64kbps to get 32 songs onto my player with the extra 32mb card. This is below CD quality but I cant tell the difference and you get an extra hour of music. The software is also great! It is so simple to use. It only takes about 5 minutes to get a fresh 30 or so new songs onto the player. No moving parts meens no skipping. All around--- a good choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little player
I've had the Nomad IIc for about three months and couldn't be more pleased. It's extremely light weight, it's durable, dependable, easy to operate and the quality of the sound is wonderful. The software was easy to load and easy to use. Downloading into the IIc is a snap. I had a 128m card in the desk drawer when I got the IIc and immediately filled it will music. I also had a couple of 64m cards from a previous I-Jam player that I gave away (piece of junk) and I filled those. Changing genres is easy...jazz on one care, blues on another, classic rock on yet another. Using the 128m card, plus the onboard memory, I can get about 3 hours of music into the little guy. You can pay a lot more and not get the features and quality of the IIc. It's a great product from a great company. If you get one, you will not be disappointed.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great player... while it works
I actually bought this as a gift for a friend, and she loved it. The player was small, light, had decent sound, and was working great until just a short while ago. The player just spontaneously died (just sitting on a desk... it wasn't being jostled around while running or anything). To my horror, I've discovered problems with the Nomad II line are fairly common ... To top it off, the unit was past its short 90 day warranty, so there's a [monetary fee] (plus shipping) just to have Creative examine the player for repairs. After they assess the problem, they'll charge extra money for repairs. For all that time and money, you may as well just buy a new player from another company. Stay away from this product. It seems like a great deal, but they are manufactured cheaply and prone to break down. Creative itself doesn't even have enough faith in their own product to back it up with a better warranty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nomad II "C" Series
This is the BEST MP3 player out there. It is my 1st one and i am completely satisfied with it. I got it for my birthday about 5 months ago. It still works well without any problem.
I use MusicMatch to put music onto my Nomad IIc. With MusicMatch i can compress the audio files so i can get 73 songs onto mine with a 128Mb memory card plus the built in 32 MB. If anyone doubts this player, DONT, buy it its the BEST player for the money...
Much better than a MiniDisc Player. Don't buy one of those. ... Read more


185. Creative Labs JB3ACC05 Nomad Jukebox 3 Leather Pouch with Belt Clip
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B000068OJR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 15998
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Form-fitting leather pouch
  • Integrated belt clip
  • Custom-stitched leather
  • Secure portability

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice accessory for your Jukebox 3
To this day, I still use my Nomad Jukebox 3 on a daily basis. I don't think I'd be saying that if I hadn't purchased this last year. Not only does it make it easier for me to carry the, now massive, Jukebox 3 around, it's also kept it in perfect shape. When I originally received it, it was a very tight fit, over time it's loosened a bit and made it easier to remove if needed. I only mention this because occasionally the holes for the rear ports get slightly covered by the case. Not a big deal but still worth mentioning. If you still have the Nomad Jukebox 3 or are just now getting one, I seriously recommend picking this up as well.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nomad JB3 Leather Pouch
I am quite pleased with both the quality and workmanship on this product.

All the openings allow for simple access to the various controls and sockets without any difficulty. In fact they matched up almost perfectly. I would have preferred to see the gap a little wider for the scrolling wheel, as bigger fingers may have a minor problems with negotiating it otherwise.

The belt clip seems quite seviceable and should perform its function well. My preference would have been for it to be slightly wider so as to provide some more stability.

Overall the product looks good and is well worth the money for the protection it affords.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
I think this item is a good price a CD and MP3 player is very good if you want to listen to a CD instead of downloading the music or just download from the internet its still a good deal

4-0 out of 5 stars Kind of Pricey but Good Quality
Nice construction, and the belt clip works very well.
I wish it cost less though. ... Read more


186. Creative Labs WebCam (USB)
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B000068OJL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 20268
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 352 x 288 video resolution
  • Microphone required for sending audio
  • USB 1.1 interface
  • Includes WebCam Control and Ulead PhotoExpress MCE software
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, Me, and XP

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Camera For The Money
If you really just want a cam to pay around with a bit now and then this is a great affordable little camera. I have net friends who liked my camera so much they went out and bought the same one. It does a good job for the money! I know several others who have bought realitively unexpensive webcams and did not get as good a performance. I've recieved a lot of compliments on this webcam.

1-0 out of 5 stars camera sucks
this camera sucks bigtime! i bought it and had a tough time installing it on my laptop (winXP).. the customer support is bad... the software has major problems...

after installation it did not quite work.. the power would go off after a few seconds.. overall a big failure... probably the worst product ever from creative!

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor image quality
This webcam by Creative Labs is not too good. The image quality is poor even by webcam standard, and it does *not* have auto focus, which means you have to adjust the focus ring each time you move. Unlike Logitech's ClickSmart, you cannot use this one as a take-along digital camera. And even Ezonics makes cheaper and better-quality webcams than this.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good simple webcam for beginners
This isn't the best webcam in the world, but you knew that from the price, right? This cam has an updated driver on the Creative Labs website. It's possible that if you are using Windows XP, the original cam drivers are on your cam's installation CD-ROM instead of the updated drivers. The original cam drivers are "unsigned" but they work. After you get your cam up and running, download the new cam driver from Creative...it makes this cam's imaging even better. This is a great value...my only major issue is that it didn't come with a lens cap. The cam images aren't the very best, but I would rate it as "good enough." The settings on the cam are easy for a beginner...plus it works right after an easy set up. This is a great cam for Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, etc.

1-0 out of 5 stars No linux support
I would have liked to try this product although I had to take it back and get a Phillips webcam because there was no support for running this product on Linux and I refuse to run Micro$oft products on my computers.

Creative support through their website was also of no use in trying to get this running in linux. They simply do not care about non Windows users. ... Read more


187. Creative DVD+/-rw Dual 8X Dvdcreative Labs Dvd +/- Rw Burner
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00014M2U6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 13919
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Internal IDE combination DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and CD-RW drive
  • Features 8x write, 4x rewrite, and 6x read speeds for DVD+RW; 8x write, 6x rewrite, and 6x read speeds for DVD-RW; 40x write, 24x rewrite, and 40x read speeds for CD
  • Front panel headphone jack, volume control, busy indicator and close/eject button
  • Comes with Nero 6 software burning suite (Burning ROM 6 & Express 6, NeroVision Express 2, Recode, ShowTime, BackItUp)
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, and XP

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Labs DVD +/- RW 8x
This is a terrific bundle! Solid product, even better software. If you are looking for a DVD burner and never used or want to upgrade your Nero, then get this product. Once you use Nero 6 you will never use anything else again.

I purchased this burner to go inside of an external firewire case in order to connect to my laptop. Works great, no problems what so ever. I should mention that when you need to upgrade the firmware that you will need to remove it from the external case and put it inside a tower and connect it via typical IDE master slave configuration. The firmware updates look for IDE channels and the like and don't know how to update over firewire (plug&play) connections. I do recommend performing the firmware update, it improved readability.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good value and good product
This DVD drive for your PC will record and read in every DVD format available except for DVD-RAM, Panasonic's proprietary standard which is destined for the wastbasket anyway.

It reads and writes to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and the CD formats. For some reason, it writes at 8x for DVD+RW but only 4x for DVD-RW. With the 8x, you can burn an entire DVD in about 15 minutes. I like the + standard because most of the inexpensive DVD recorders for your video system also use the + standard.

I've used the recorder in my PC to make copies of DVDs that I recorded from my TV to my television DVD recorder, and it works great. Given the price and the fact that it works without a hitch, I highly recommend this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
I purchased this about a month ago and was ecstatic to see it arrive with the post. This product does everything it is advertised to do, and it does it perfectly. I've been able to set up DVD back-ups with no problems using the bundled Nero software and some Memorex DVD+RW discs. It was easy to install and even easier to use. No issues and no problems. Highly recommended to anyone who needs a top-of-the-line DVD burning solution with dual formats.
But do remember to check for firmware updates. They are important!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's good!
Got the DVD player installed in under 10 min. and burned 4 DVD movie BACK-UPS using Xcopy Xpress with no problem. This is my 1st DVD burner, so I am quite happy with the performance. I also like the fact that is comes bundled with full versions of the new Nero software. Good deal for an 8x burner. Don't forget to update the firmware at www.creativelabs.com ... Read more


188. CREATIVE LABS MUVO TX FM (EF) MP3 Player and Radio - 256MB

Asin: B00065W6LK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 38334
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Features

  • Package Contents -NOMAD MuVo TX FM Player / Neodymium Earphones / Armband (Armstrap and Case with clip) / AAA Alkaline Battery /Quick Start Guide / Installation CD Instruction Guide is printed in English and French
  • 256MB player holds up to 8 hours WMA or 4 hours MP3 music
  • Built-in FM radio and recorder
  • High-resolution backlit LCD that is reversible for left or right handed operation and provides full track information (ID3 tags); great for folder navigation with the convenient scroll button
  • Super-fast USB 2.0 with USB 1.1 backward compatibility

189. Creative Labs Nomad MuVo² 1.5 GB MP3 Player

Asin: B0000CG4KB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 28042
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 1.5 GB data storage
  • Stores up to 50 hours of WMA or 25 hours of MP3 tracks
  • Up to 10 hours continuous playback
  • USB 2.0 for super fast file transfer -- load a song a second
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, and XP

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Just good not great.
Good thing about this player it is small.
Easy to jog or weight lift with.
Negative side it only fits about 1.3 GB.
So so you have to high speed dub drive
for your PC to work with the MuVo.
Also if you get this player best go to
Creative Labs for Firmware updates.
Why because it transfer mp3 slow otherwise.
Would I buy another Nomad Movu 1.5GB no.
But I would buy another Creative Labs Product.
I also own 128MB Nomad Muvo MP3 Player its great
compare to the bigger more expensive

Nomad MuVo² 1.5 GB MP3 Player.

4-0 out of 5 stars overall it is good
creative says it last more than 10 hours for continuous playing, but my nomad muvo 1.5 have to be recharge every 4 or 5 hours. i agree the provided earphone is suck. the 1.5 gb storage are able to statisfy my need, actually i don't think people will need a mp3 player with too big storage, because i dont have that much cd. the sound quality is good and clean. and the appearance is ... as long as you have never seen ipod then muvo 1.5 can be consider as good

5-0 out of 5 stars Great MP3 Player!
If you're looking for an extremely compact mp3 player with a lot of memory, this is the way to go. This thing is tiny and will fit in just about any pocket. 1.5 GB means you can put over 300 songs on there. It is very easy to add songs. All you have to do is drag and drop the files from the computer into the player window. This item comes with a carrying case, charger, 2 USB 2.0 cords (one for home and one for travel) and media player software. Creative says you should install it but it is not needed to use the product.

One thing I dislike about it is the size of the keys. If you have big fingers you might find it hard to change tracks and adjust the volume. The directions are also not great. Some people might have trouble navigating the menu.

Overall a great player - highly recommended

5-0 out of 5 stars Darn this thing is good!!
This little machine is wonderful. It's software is great but the speakers that come with it suck. I had to go buy so sony ear bud ones and they are great. The battery is a big problem, because it will not let me go past song 10 unless I put the old battery bad in the player!! This is really upsetting and one day I cyied b/c it would not play my favorite song #11. What if anything can I do about this little problem. The machine is perfect I got it for Christmas and I already wants to mess up!!
Some one please save me from breaking it.
Thank you to the people that read this.

Thanks,
Jim ... Read more


190. Creative Labs 007317 PC-DVD RAM Media Type 1
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00002Z739
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
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191. Creative Labs Nomad II 32 MB MP3 Player

Asin: B00004XOY3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 63394
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192. Creative Labs Nomad II MG (Blue) with Docking Station
list price: $399.00
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Asin: B00004XOYC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 23530
Average Customer Review: 3.53 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

If you've been waiting for the cost of digital music technology to come down and the amount of memory to come up, now is the time to take a look at the Creative Labs Nomad II MG. This player features 64 MB of built-in memory plus a SmartMedia slot for an additional 128 MB. That means you'll get hours of playing time, plus lots of features and an FM radio tuner to boot.

With digital music players, memory is the key to a long-lasting and hassle-free relationship. The players store music on flash memory chips, so you won't have to worry about skipping or your music degrading over time. Flash memory means you can also record over and over again with no loss of sound quality. But building memory into these chips costs money, and up until recently you were lucky to get an hour of music in an affordable player.

The Nomad II MG's built-in 64 MB memory means you won't have to invest in additional memory immediately. If you do decide you need more playing time, you can choose from SmartMedia cards in a range of sizes and prices. The tiny cards easily slide into the back of the player and require no configuration or extra power to use (check out our selection of SmartMedia cards).

With the rapid pace of technological developments, Creative Labs has also made the Nomad II MG upgradeable using software that can be downloaded from their Web site. Creative Labs also complies with Digital Rights Management, which means that, to prevent copyright violations, you can't upload certain files from your player to another device.

Linking your Nomad II MG up to your computer is easy using the included docking station. The USB interface means you'll spend only seconds downloading files, using either MP3 or Windows Media Audio (WMA) formats. Turning your CDs into digital audio files is simple with the included Creative Digital Audio Center software.

If you do get tired of your playlist, the Nomad II MG allows you to switch at the touch of a button to FM radio. The player's 32 station presets save time fiddling with the tuner and you can even record from the radio with the player's built-in microphone. The microphone can also be used to record memos or conversations at one of two speeds. A 64 MB SmartMedia card will hold up to four hours of voice recording.

You can view track information on the LCD display, which is backlit for easy viewing in dim light. The Nomad II MG runs for up to 10 hours on two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, and comes with a case.

For an affordable and versatile introduction into the world of digital music, you can't beat the Nomad II MG. ... Read more

Features

  • 64 MB of internal memory with 1 SmarkMedia card slot
  • Record from your personal CDs or download from the Internet; can also record voice
  • FM tuner with 20 programmable stations
  • Comes with folding headphones, a USB docking station, rechargeable batteries, and an AC adapter
  • Compatible with PCs and Macs

Reviews (30)

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth It!
My first portable MP3 and I am not disappointed. Positives: sounds great, small, lightweight, reasonably well-made, built-in memory, fast downloads, docking station with rechargeable batteries. Negatives: FM radio weak (does not compare to Sony FM Sports Walkman). Docking station quirky - lacks the reassuring 'click' a la Palm Pilot. Creative software awful - grab MS Windows Media Player instead (but to use it, you'll need the firmware update available on Creative's web page). Plan on replacing the headphones (unless you like being uncomfortable). And in general, requires careful handling (cannot take abuse like a sports walkman... forget about taking it out in the rain). In-line remote would have been nice. Arm or belt clip even nicer. But trust me, if you like to exercise to music you'll never go back!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best MP3 Player that isn't a Jukebox!
About a year ago, I shopped around for many MP3 players. I have even bought many. All of the Rio's were fine, but didn't have many features and had less then perfect sound quality. The previous Creative Labs MP3 players were fine, but didn't have the overall quality needed in an MP3 player. The Nomad II MG is in my mind the best MP3 player ever created. It has enough memory for three CD's worth of music (with smartmedia card), voice recording, FM tuner, an easy interface, and never freezes like other MP3 players might. Also it supports upcomming formats. If you worry about the sound quality, it's the same as a CD player, plus you don't have to buy the songs. My only gripe is the crappy headphones. The sound quality is there, but not the solid materials you would expect. Buy this product or the Nomad Jukebox. It will be worth it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Blaster Disaster
Once upon a time, a boy bought a Nomad II MG player and he was rightly happy. He had just obtained a piece of technology that would hopefully give him countless hours of crystal clear music and many excellent features.

Then one day things started to go wrong...

After purchasing the docking station to accompany this cool MP3 player (which took several weeks to order in as the boy lived in the Middle East where it wasn't in stock) he quickly took it home to try it out. It didn't work. So he took it back to the shop where, thus was the staff's confidence in the product, they proceeded to plug it into every power outlet available (into which their own devices were plugged and working perfectly) to ensure that it wasn't the fault of the socket - alas to no avail.

Finally they conceded there was a problem so the docking station COMPLETE WITH THE PLAYER had to be sent to Singapore for a 3 month warranty draining vacation during which the boy had no use of the player.
It came back apparently working fine.
A while later the unfortunate boy noticed some annoying background noise during operation and so the player had to be handed in for repair again. This time they managed to fix it without sending it to Singapore and for that the boy was grateful.

HOWEVER

Not long after THAT the docking station again stopped functioning correctly and the boy was informed that it would again have to be sent to Singapore this time at his own expense!

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I have written to Creative America, Asia and Europe and the management here in Dubai. NOTHING positive or helpful has been done. During the player's globetrotting I had no use of it and whilst it was working I NEVER used it in any strenuous situation. It was never mistreated and yet it still broke. How can this be called, "Music on the Go"? I propose a change to the more honest, "Fuzzy noise on the Go" as anything else is basically false advertising.

Yes the warranty has expired but only because it spent three months of its warranty period in Singapore. I have not been shown any kind of empathy and I recommend that people rethink before purchasing. Companies like IRiver offer SUPERB MP3 players (Several of my friends have purchased them).
I do not expect to pay the kind of money I paid and be told that I'll have to dish out more money in order to get it fixed. If Creative had their way, my MP3 player would soon rack up more air miles than I have.
On principle I'd rather throw it away and buy a new device from another company even if it cost more than the proposed repairs.

Though this is only one person's tale of woe, my point is this:

With a big company like Creative, some products will inevitably have problems. Some customers such as myself may even be unfortunate enough to experience several problems. I can deal with that. What I can't deal with is the complete lack of customer care and the non-existent technical support I have been offered. Creative America and Europe wrote back immediately saying I was not under their jurisdiction. Creative Asia have not written back 3 weeks down the line.

They like to waste your time at Creative.

HIT THE BACK BUTTON AND BUY SOMETHING ELSE!

4-0 out of 5 stars Item listed was not available (substitute was suggested)
I was looking forward to the blue product and paid for expedited shipping, but was informed by the seller that only silver was available until the middle of next week. I would be cautious about this seller because inventory needs to be more accurate.

5-0 out of 5 stars this pice woudl never grow old
Its slim, kewl, high tech, i have it for more than 6 months, no probs with it. Just new players coming out and the technology keeps out pushing old stuff away .. !! ... Read more


193. Creative Labs NOMAD 60 GB Jukebox Zen USB 2.0 MP3 Player

Asin: B0000CG4M0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 28096
Average Customer Review: 2.25 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Huge 60 GB capacity to carry up to 16,000 songs
  • USB 2.0 for the fastest file transfers
  • The most powerful music search and playlist management available
  • 14 hours of continuous portable playback - charges via USB
  • Compatible with Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, and XP

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars No more Creative for me
Had this for 7 months. Kept it in excellent condition but after 7 months it crapped out. I had to pay shipping and deposit $20 with Creative to have them look at it. They told me it was a bad circuit board and it would cost me $125 to fix it. I told them to keep the $300 paperweight. Then 2 weeks later they call and ask me if it is correct that someone (I assume inside Creative) authorized to charge my account to fix it. I told them that if I see any charges on my account I will contact Better Business Bureau. I used to swear by Creative products. Now I just swear AT them.

1-0 out of 5 stars Run, don't walk from this item
I have a huge library of mp3s that I maintain on a 40 gig mp3 player. I wanted to upgrade, and the Creative 60 looked good. Two insurmountable problems: 1) the unit's manual is provided as a pdf file, but in order to load it onto your computer, it assumes that you don't have Acrobat Reader (of course - this is 1960, isn't it?), and insists on installing acrobat on your computer. When it discovers you have acrobat (no!), it doesn't know what to do, so a) it screws up your current acrobat installation, and b) it fails to provide access to the manual. 2) Creative is confident that, even though you have 60 gigs of music, Creative knows better than you do how to organize it: by artist, name of song, album, year, and genre (rock, jazz, etc.) Never mind that you organized music by year (1973), function (wedding music), or specific category (Anton's favorites). In order to find a song, you must scroll through 60 gigs of songs to find yours. This is a small, sleek (perhaps a little tinny and fragile) unit, but the restrictions on organization render it useless. The old Archos 20 gig is a far more user-friendly system. The RCA Lyra 40 I now use has similar issues, but accomodates a work-around. The Creative is simply not "creative." Keep it. I'll try not to buy another Creative product.

2-0 out of 5 stars Important Zen Information
This player is an overall disappointment with a couple of big flaws that potential buyers should be wary of; and all readers need to know about a third party software company that resolves virtually all of the Creative MediaSource file transfer issues.

Zen Good points:

1. I achieved my basic objective; my entire CD collection is on a portable device with lots of room to store more.

2. Most MP3 players have a gap between the end of one track and the start of the next; it's annoying in music that is intended to be continuous. The Zen has minimal stoppage between tracks; when listening to music that continues from one track to the next the gap is just a hesitation - a slightly audible click; if I am not listening for the progress from one track to the next I don't even notice the click.

Flaws:

1. Creative MediaSource software is OK to rip, catalog & burn music if you are starting from scratch; but I used MusicMatch to rip my CDs before I bought the Zen (272 CDs; 3,350 tracks; 12Gb of music all ripped at 128bps) and guess what? MediaSource did not recognize my tags; my choices at that moment would have been to manually re-tag my music or re-rip using MediaSource. I don't think so. BTW, if you *are* ripping your CDs, MediaSource accesses the CDDB music catalog over the Internet and the few CDs I experimented with all provided good quality [correct & uncluttered] tag information.

2. Despite most reviewers giving kudos to the Zen for music quality, I experienced a flaw using EAX. After about 45 mins of listening there was audible static in the player. When I turned EAX off the static disappeared. When I turned EAX back on the static was also not present. Creative are *the* sound people for computers, I can't understand why EAX would introduce static. Is EAX faulty? Is my unit defective? Was I just unlucky at that moment? Was it a full moon that night? I haven't figured it out yet.

3. MediaSource is an application with serious user interface flaws. Do not underestimate this in your purchase decision. Many reviewers refer to it as "clunky" or "difficult" - heed their warnings.

4. The Zen *stores* data files, but does not allow a folder structure nor does it allow documents to be opened or programs to be launched from its disk (they must be copied to another hard drive to be launched). In other words, the Zen is not a convenient data storage device; only buy the capacity you need for your music collection (see point 2. for some sizing information). My goal of using it as a music player *and* data storage device has not been met; don't make the same mistake.

5. The Zen does not have a Stop button! You can stop playback by pressing 2 buttons, first the Pause button, then the "Next Track" or "Previous Track" button. But this is *not documented* in the Zen manual - neither the hard copy nor the CD version. To discover this I had to read about 10 online reviews (with many complaints about the lack of Stop button) before I found one reviewer who was smart enough to both figure it out & document it.

6. The Zen NX battery requires the AC adapter to recharge; it does not charge by USB cable; this is not tragic, but USB recharging would be a convenient (additional) choice. If you are buying a Zen Xtra check whether the battery recharges via USB; it does not on the Zen NX.

7. MediaSource did not install on my personal notebook. It referred to a "Microsoft Jet Database Engine" error and the install program suggested I download a service pack from the MS website to fix the problem; I did that and re-installed the software but had the same error. Creative provided e-mail support; I followed their advice but that failed, too. I experimented with installing MediaSource on 2 other computers at home and it worked fine. So it is probably "just bad luck" on my part that the personal notebook I own had this install error. However, it did motivate me to find a work-around solution.

Third Party Software To The Rescue

After much frustration (above) I found the Notmad Explorer; cute product name for software that resolves virtually all of the Creative MediaSource FILE TRANSFER & ORGANIZATION problems. I am not associated with the company, I am not providing a URL, but search for NotMad and you should find it pretty easily. This provides drag & drop transfers of music between the computer & Zen; each time it transfers music to the Zen it asks if you want to generate a playlist; it allows playlists developed in other software to be transferred to the Zen (.m3u files are used by most mp3 players like MusicMatch and Winamp, but not Creative); it doesn't care what software you use to rip or catalog your music - Creative or any other company - all my 12Gb of music were transferred to the Zen with correct tags - hooray! Notmad has other features too, but this is not an advertisement so please see the company's web site for more information ...

Conclusion:

If I knew then what I know now I would have paid the extra to get an iPod & avoided the Zen. Given that I already have the Zen the only reason I am happy with it is because of the Notmad software. And I am hoping the static I heard when using EAX was a blip ...

To summarize, I am using the Creative Zen as a mobile device; I am using MusicMatch to rip & catalog (and if I choose, download) music; I am using Notmad Explorer to move music & playlists between the Zen & my computer. The only Creative software I am using is the device driver(s).

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT
This is the best mp3 player i have ever used, it took a whiel getting used to the controls and options but once you get the hang of it, its incredble. The only complain I have is the software used to transfer the songs... it just sucks. But we arn't talk about the software here we talking about the mp3 player, its just awsome, the sound, the design, the options all make it an awsome package. Took me less than 5 minutes to transfer 3GB of music and installin gthis baby was a breeze. YOU ALL NEED TO GET THIS MP3 PLAYER. its better than the zen nx and zen xtra because you can buy and optional remote, which I did. It only works with the Nomad Zen and this makes it even a beter mp3 player with the remote! GO OUT AND BYE ONE ASAP!

Previous Creative Products:
Soundblaster PCI 512
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum eX
Nomad IIc

All of them were/are great! Creative is the leader in sound and iPods suck ass! ... Read more


194. Creative Labs Ensoniq 16-Bit PCI Audio Card
list price: $29.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Z6KX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 21725
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Digital effects engine for reverb and chorus
  • 32-voice polyphony and multitimbral capability
  • 16 MIDI channels
  • 3-D audio technology

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars Ensoniq and Microsoft Sidewinder 3d Pro issues
Great audio card - however I have the misfortune to find out that this card does not work correctly with the non-usb Sidewinder 3D Pro. ...Installing the DirectX 8.1b, Lastest Sound Card Drivers, and Sidewinder 3.02 drivers doesn't help. The controller is listed as not-connected. You can use it in analog mode, but you loose much functionality.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Works great in Linux!
This card came with my Dell, but I'm going to buy another one for another computer with a proprietary unsupported card. This card works great in all situations, from listening to music to playing games. This big advantage (for me) is that it works great in Linux, which is why I'm buying another one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The choice
I'll recomend this card if you just want a 16 bit sound card. what you'll miss is the 1024 midi voices that a SBlive has... but if your goal is not to play midi music then buy this. You'll get a 32 voices polyphony soundcard with multitilmbral capabilities! as the original Ensoniq, this should be the choice of anyone that wants to make music with trackers. You'll be able to mix 32 digital channels without losing quality as in other soundtracks. To give you an example, how many times did windows told you that another app is using your sound card? Well, with Ensoniq you can hear other windows sounds while listening to an MP3. Well, that is posible with the original Ensoniq.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use and Outstanding Quality for this Win 98 User
Installed and got up and working in less than 20 minutes. Markedly better than the old "came with the system" soundcard. Has no trouble playing other sounds while you're listening to music (a big problem with my other card. Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good value card
I build computer systems for sale, and use this in all of my lower end systems. The driver setup is simple and straight forward, and I have had no trouble with any of the cards I have purchased. It is a great bargain for people who don't need any advanced features but still want quality stereo sound. ... Read more


195. Creative Labs Nomad II Digital Audio Player (Pearl)

Asin: B00004WHW2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 24373
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • USB connection offers faster transfer rates and ease of connectivity
  • 64 MB SmartMedia card allows hours of CD-quality audio or voice recordings
  • Built-in FM tuner stores up to 32 preset stations
  • Large icon-based LCD screen with backlight for easy viewing in any environment
  • Upgradable to support multiple digital-audio formats and future software extensions

Reviews (12)

3-0 out of 5 stars its an ok system
I boughtr mine last year. The first thing to go was the headphones the wire inside breaks easilyso be careful. the headphones will stop working from normal use then there is the whole thing of memory. 64 mb might sound like quite a bit but its never enough.you might get and hour of cd quality music. thats less than a cd. If your gonna spend this kind of money maybe you should look at the nomad jukebox. It has more memory than I would ever use but for 100 dollars more its worth it. not that the nomad II is bad I really like the radio feature except it having a weak antenna. The microphone on the recorder is really bad too but if these features are important go with it. For the money I wish I had gotten the Jukebox but I was in a hurry. choose wisely. Its overall a pretty good player for the money with a few flaws. hope this helps.

5-0 out of 5 stars So now you get to buy it with color!
So you get to buy the best MP3 player around but with a funky pearl color! Real Nice.

The Nomad II by Creative Labs is the best MP3 player around, period. There are others that do almost the same job, but none of them provide the great package you get with the Nomad. You see, you get the best transfer option available, the USB cable which can transfer a song in 10 seconds. I don't think the USB is a problem, almost every new computer comes with at least one port, and in case you don't have one you can buy one at a fairly low price and start using it.

With the Nomad II you also get 64 MB of storage capacity. It's almost one CD's worth of music at 128kbit. And as the manufacturers say, it's near CD quality. I have yet to find the "flaw" with MP3 recording. You could also record in WMA format which would make your NOMAD II hold around 2 hours of music.

For those of you who are unsure about an MP3 player, and prefer MiniDisc; the only positive thing I see from MD is the capacity of having multiple discs, but if you have some money, you can do the same with Nomad, just get some extra memory cards, and you're set.

The option of expanding the Nomad is also a nice feature. In the future you can buy a bigger memory card, and get more music into your player, but isn't 1 hour a decent amount?

The nifty, extra features you get with the Nomad is what sets it apart from most players of it's kind. You get an FM tuner (which you can program to remember 32 stations!) a voice recording (for those of you who don't want to forget appointments) and the earphones with remote control! You might say that the earphones are awful, but they have a great sound quality. You can always buy or use your smaller earbuds if it's a problem...

If you find no use for some of these features, and you only want it "rough" (you only want a player for listening to MP3s) then get a Rio 500, it's not as expensive as others, and you get your 64 MB of internal (!) memory and an extra space for another memory card. You can also get it with special colored casings (purple and teal). But I'm not here to review the Rio, I'm here to talk about the Nomad II.

The size and weight of this player are impressive! Just pick up your computer mouse, imagine it has no cord, and that's about it. (I'm talking about a standard mouse, not one of those huge ones!)

And the look and feel are just, awesome. You can hide it in a pocket, just like a small celullar phone and remember, it'll never skip!

The only thing that has yet to convince me of the Nomad, is it's price, not that its expensive (because most similar player cost around the same), but I think is a considerable amount of money... But I'd say it's worth it!

If the Nomad could make dinner, I'd probably marry it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality
This item was dead out of the box for me. Look elsewhere. Normally, Creative Labs has great quality. Not this time.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
This MP3 player did not live up to my expectations. It constantly jammed; meaning that I had to take the battery out to change a radio station or even move on to the next song. Also, setting radio pre-sets was complicated. Mine actually died only 9 months after purchase. Not exactly the longest living MP3 player.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Customer support when things go bad...
I bought this less than 2 years ago off of Amazon. Everything worked well for the first few months but then in january (4 months after i bought it....one month after warranty)...the sound started to break up and I could only hear out of one ear of the headphone. I decided to call to find out what to do. First off, there is NO toll free number to call so you have to pay for the call which I had to wait 45 mins to finally get someone:-/ Next, I found out that since it was after the warranty I had to pay for both ways of shipping as well as an excess fee for them to "fix it". Deciding I needed it fixed, I sent it back...and was told that I "may" have to pay an extra 77 dollars to replace the unit. At this point, I was pretty angry. So finally I get it back...4 weeks after the whole process began. They never did fix the problem...and now it's always crackly when listening to music. I would not recommend this to anyone...terrible product, terrible customer support! I will not go Creative Labs next time! ... Read more


196. Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox (Blue)
list price: $349.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000026D6I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 14077
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

One of our biggest frustrations with MP3 players has been their limitedstorage capacity. You'll typically get 64 MB via internal memory or memorycards, which provides just a little over an hour of near CD-quality MP3 audio.So when we heard that Creative was releasing a 6 GB player that can hold over100 hours of music, it sounded perfect. Soon we'd be rifling through a massivecatalog of tunes on our little player, from Elvis Costello to LL Cool J to MilesDavis, whenever the whim struck.

The Nomad Jukebox is essentially a portable hard drive with software that willplay MP3 audio. Since hard drives include spinning and moving parts, this playeris not ideal for active MP3 users from joggers to snowboarders.

We cracked open the box, inserted the rechargeable batteries (two sets of fourAAs are included), plugged in the AC adapter, and waited the recommended 12hours for them to charge initially. This is a very important step. This was oursecond set of batteries--we didn't bother to heed Creative's initial chargingdirections when we first got the product, and our first set of batteries soonlost the capacity to be recharged.

After installing the included software (we tested the Jukebox on a Macintosh G4using SoundJam MP; for PCs, Creative includes PlayCenter 2) and connecting theUSB cable, we quickly deleted 2 GB of starter MP3 and audiobook files andstarted loading our own music. We started with about 500 songs, but noticedafter the load had finished that not all the songs made it onto the Jukebox.Also, the SoundJam software didn't like us doing any other work on our Mac G4,stalling out the load whenever we switched to another program.

We found it was best to load in smaller numbers and to keep SoundJam up as theactive application (unfortunately, not the most efficient use of computer time).The transfer rate is about 6 minutes per 100 MB, which translates to around 25songs. (So far, we've loaded 861 songs and we still have over 2.3 GB left ofstorage.)

Once music has been transferred to the Jukebox, you need to create an activeplaying list by navigating one of three lists--artists, albums, and genres--thenadding songs to the queue. (This points out the need for creating thorough ID3tags, an electronic label that can include song title, track number, year, andmore. ID3 tags can be created via the PlayCenter and SoundJam software manuallyor be imported from the online CDDB database. For more information abouttagging, see the Amazon.comMaking MP3s Guide.) Playlists canbe saved in the Jukebox, though it can be a bit tedious (there's no keyboard),and you can't add songs to an existing playlist.

The Jukebox also sports some nice additions. It has a line-in recordingcapability (using an external microphone) that records WAV files that can beadjusted for optimal (or low-end) sound quality, and it can play audiobooks.

The biggest downside to the Nomad Jukebox is its portability. As noted, it doesrun on rechargeable batteries, but they'll last far less than the advertised twohours. Also, this isn't the device to take jogging; its internal hard drive,though somewhat shock and motion resistant, just won't take that kind ofactivity. It's really made for stationary play using its included AC adapter.

It also has a few playback glitches, the biggest being that you can't fast- forward or rewind within a song. Also, there's no bookmark feature for audiobooklistening--a necessity for long files.

Ultimately, the Creative Nomad Jukebox isn't perfect and isn't suited foreveryone's MP3 needs. But it has become a staple of our gadget life--it travelswith us daily to the office and hooks in nicely into stereo systems, both athome and at friends' houses. Someday, we'll all wonder what we did without anMP3 jukebox. --Agen G.N. Schmitz

Pros:

  • 6 GB of storage is massive--over 1,000 songs
  • Several methods for selecting playlist songs (artist, album, and genre)
  • Line-out for connecting to stereo systems, and line-in for recording
Cons:
  • Battery power is sucked up quickly
  • Prone to skipping/stalling when used in heavy activity
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Features

  • Portable digital audio player with 6 GB of built-in storage (over 100 hours of CD-quality music)
  • Plays MP3 files; upgradable to support other formats (such as WMA) and is SDMI compliant
  • USB interface for fast digital transfer; compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Weighs only 14 ounces and measures the size of a portable CD player
  • Comes with headphones, rechargeable batteries, AC adapter, and carrying pouch; "

    Reviews (100)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Unit is too bulky, battery life sucks, & OS too slow !!!
    I anxiously waited for this product to come out and as much as I wanted to love it, I just couldn't get past the three major flaws I've listed below. I wanted an MP3 player that would hold a lot of music so I wouldn't have to keep running to my computer to transfer in new music every time I wanted to listen to something different. This unit does do that, but you pay a price for it. (1) The unit is awkwardly shaped, heavy, and rather bulky. I thought I could get used to this by telling myself that the unit would be like holding a portable CD player. Wrong! It weighs nearly a pound! What's worse is that this units shape makes it feel a little awkward to try to carry it in your hand. I always feel like I'm going to drop it because of it's weird, hard to grip oval shape covered with a slippery plastic case. I just don't enjoy walking around with this large heavy thing in my hand. (2) The battery life is one of its biggest drawbacks. You only get 3-4 hours of usage from a single charge! Talk about stressful! When I'm away from home I'm constantly worried it's going to die after running out of juice again and it leaves me searching for a place to charge it wherever I go. Making sure you always have extra charged batteries with you at all times just adds to the stress! I can't tell you how many times this thing has gone dead on me when I've been out and about. Listening to a portable music player should be fun and a relatively carefree process, and this thing just does not give me that kind of an experience. (3) It takes forever for this player to boot up and load the music! You have to sit and wait a couple minutes during this process before you can start doing anything with it! This is a real drawback if you are the type of person who would be turning it on and off through out the day to listen to a few tunes when you have a little bit of time on the go, like on your lunch break, in between classes or meetings, out doing quick errands, or using it in your car for numerous but short trip where you would have to shut it off upon arrival. This problem simply makes me not want to use this unit when I normally would with a standard MP3 player. I end up just leaving it my bag most the time if I know I'm not going to have a lot of time to listen to it, and with the size and weight issue I don't really enjoy hauling it around in my bag either since I already have enough to carry as it is. ***Basically, this unit was designed to be a stand alone MP3 player plugged into a wall with speakers plugged into it, NOT as a portable "on the go" music player -the unit is just too much of a hassle for it to be truly portable.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Dies after one song
    For me, this mp3 player is great for holding all of my music- I downloaded all my Cd's and still have room for more.

    My problem is this: When I unplug it from teh wall to take it out running, it plays, then dies after one song. I replaced teh rechargeable batteries, but it keeps doing the same thing. It just freezes up and I can't press any buttons. Then I have to wait until it says "shutting off, not in use" before I can try turing it back on again.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Best MP3 player for its time
    When this item first came out, it was the best thing ever invented. I had it for about 8 months before I upgraded the hard drive to a 30gb. I took this thing everywhere with me (even to bed at night). It became an obsession. I purchased the car adapter kit from jukeboxaccessories.com so that I could take it along with me for long trips and listen to kiyosaki audio books.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great when Jukeboxes were first coming out
    Well, I own the original Nomad Jukebox 6GB, and I've had it for a year and a half. No lie, a year and a half, functioning. But I'm upgrading to a Nomad Jukebox 3 in a couple weeks. I'm obsessed with music. Anyways, Lets start with the main annoyance, the battery life. You can get four hours if you're really lucky, but count on three and a half. If its plugged into the wall though, you obviously wont have to worry about anything. The player itself is pretty shock-proof; I haved dropped it many times, and it still works to this day. It IS a bit bulky but hey it's better then carrying around 150 CD's. You will have to restart it alot, especially when the batteries get low. Don't even bother with that stupid reset pin, just yank out the batteries. The sound is more than great, I can definetly give it that. People shouldn't complain about the headphones supplied with it, because honestly; who actually USES stock headphones? Of course they [are bad]. The sound is nice and loud, and the presets make it even better. Navigating on the player was always pretty easy for me once I got the hang of it, and the green backlight is nice, you'd be suprised how bright it is. The Playcenter 2 thing is the only thing I have ever used so I can't complain about it. It's kind of annoying at times though, be prepared to restart your computer once in a while. As for transfer speeds, my computer is ancient so I know nothing but USB 1.1. It's pretty slow compared to a nice computer with FireWire or USB 2.0 but I usually only rip CD's so it doesnt matter. As old as this MP3 player is, people will still get incredibly jealous of you. It all depends what you're looking for. With things like the iPod and the Nomad Jukebox 3, and even that hideous looking Archos thing, this MP3 player doesnt really stand up to the competition. However it IS cheaper then most of the new jukeboxes, and if you can stand the battery life and you're on a budget then this is a great MP3 player to invest in, if you TAKE CARE OF IT! If you arent to short on cash and you're big on features, memory, and battery life then I suggest looking elsewear. The Creative Nomad Jukebox 3 is a good alternative in that case.

    4-0 out of 5 stars nomadwoild?
    I BOUGHT A NOMAD JUKEBOX ABOUT A MONTH AGO, HAVING READ YOUR REVIEWS I AGREE WITH THE FACT THAT IT IS A BIT NOISY AND TAKES FOREVER TO START UP,WHICH CAN BE A LITTLE ANOYING WHILE DRIVING.
    THE JUKE BOX ,I HAVE IS THE TYPE WITH THE 6 GIGA MEM.
    I AM USING IT WITH THE NEW SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS XP.
    I ENCOUNTERED A MAJOR PROBLEM THREE WEEKS AGO, WHILE RIPPING A CD TO MP3,THE JUKEBOX WENT DEAD,THE LCD SCREEN WAS DEAD AND UPON RESTARTING THE JUKEBOX,I DISCOVERED THAT MY PREVIOUS MP3 DOWNLOADS WERE ERASED.
    I WAS DISAPIONTED AND HAPPY.
    THE SAD PART WAS THAT I HAD TO DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING TO THE JUKEBOX FROM THE START.
    THE HAPPY PART WAS THE FACT THAT INSTEAD OF HAVING ONLY 6 GIGA,
    I NOW HAVE 12.7 GIGA TO STORE MY MUSIC IN.
    THERE ARE NO MORE PRELOADED FILES, I LOST SOME FUNCTIONS,AND EVERYTIME I START THE JUKEBOX IT OPENS THE SAME PLAYLIST, OF A COUPLE OF ALBUMS, WITHOUT STORING THE LAST PLAYLIST.

    I HAVE A COUPLE OF PICS TO SHOW THE CURRENT MEMORY STATIS OF MY JUKEBOX BUT UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT KNOW HOW ATTACH THEM TO THIS FORM.

    I'D BE HAPPY IF SOMEONE COULD ADVISE ME ON HOW TO FIX OR RESET THE JUKEBOX TO ITS FACTORY DEFAULT.

    BEST REGARDS,
    FAISAL. ... Read more


197. Creative Labs Nomad II "C" 32 MB Digital Audio Player
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B00005ICC7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 54476
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Amazon.com Review

The Creative Labs Nomad II C is one of those gadgets that are so much fun to play with, you find yourself forgetting they're useful, too. When portable MP3 players first hit the market, they were relatively simple devices good for one thing: playing MP3 files. Now, as companies have learned consumers want more than just that, today's devices can no longer be described as just MP3 players.

The Nomad II C's most overlooked feature is that of a digital voice recorder. Since voice recordings aren't the memory hogs that music files are, the Nomad II C can record up to four hours' worth. This feature is perfect for dictating messages to yourself or for the fledging journalist recording interviews, and you can even upload voice files from the Nomad II C to your PC.

From an audio perspective, the Nomad II C couldn't have performed any better. The equalizer had good settings, and the ability to program user-defined settings was awesome. Furthermore, a wired remote control and bass-enhanced, behind-the-head headphones completed the package.

MP3 players are great for music lovers on the go. Because they have no moving parts, they're well known for skip-free music. To test the Nomad II C, we loaded it up with some hip-hop and headed down to the local BMX spot in San Francisco. With the player clipped to a belt, we put it through its paces over a multitude of jumps and with more than enough crashes. We did our best to make it skip, but it performed perfectly (though beware--the Nomad II C isn't scratchproof). Only after the battery started to get low (the Nomad II C offers from eight to 10 hours of playback) did performance degrade. But this was easily remedied by dropping in a new AA battery.

This version of the Nomad II C has 32 MB of onboard memory, but it does include a slot for SmartMedia memory cards. As additional memory is still relatively expensive, and most of us don't have extra cards lying around the house, there will come a time when you'll tire of the songs on the device. And without the presence of your PC--and no additional SmartMedia cards--you're at a loss.

MP3 music--like everything else technology related--is in constant flux. With that in mind, the Nomad II C ships with reprogrammable firmware that should enable it to support future digital-audio formats and software extensions as they emerge. So, you should be able to enjoy your Nomad II C for years to come.--William O'Neal

Pros:

  • Awesome sound
  • Lightweight
  • USB interface makes connecting to your computer simple and downloading fast
  • Intuitive software
  • Supports numerous digital-audio formats

Cons:

  • Simple software could be more robust
  • Navigating the LCD menu can be a pain
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Features

  • 32 MB of built-in flash memory
  • Plays both MP3 and WMA files; upgradable to future formats
  • USB interface for fast digital transfer; compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Expandable using SmartMedia memory cards
  • Comes with one AA battery and USB cable; does not include docking station, carrying pouch, wired remote control, or headphones

198. Creative Labs MK5100 PC-DVD RAM 5.2GB
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B00002Z735
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 62186
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199. Creative Labs TravelSound TS350 Titanium Speakers (Portable, 1-Speaker)

Asin: B00008AZXX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 38096
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Features

  • Dual premium titanium drivers delivery superior clarity & dynamic range
  • Built-in MP3 player with 32MB memory stores and plays back up to 30 minutes of music
  • Built-in SmartMedia reader accepts up to 128MB additional memory (sold separately)
  • Built-in microphone for 2 hours voice recording ? perfect for interviews, lectures, and personal memos
  • Digital amplifier provides longer battery life and great sound

200. Creative Labs DI5601 Modem Blaster 56K Internal ISA Modem
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00000J3OG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 21217
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Internal model
  • Full-duplex speakerphone
  • Flash memory is upgradable
  • Includes voice-mail and video-conferencing software
  • 3-year warranty

Reviews (9)

3-0 out of 5 stars Standard Modem
If your looking for reliability, then this is the modem for you. Now it is a little out of date, so look else where for speed. BE careful, some new computers don't come with a ISA slot, so you will not be able to use this card. If you looking to replace a old modem, then look no further. This is the best choice at a good price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative The Ultimate In Sound & Now In Communications : )
This is the ultimate modem.

Firstly it's hardware based so it does not drain system resources or make your surfing experience a slow nightmare.

Secondly it gives you flexibility. The modem comes equiped with jumpers so that if need be, you can tweak the hardware just the way you want it.

Simply put there is no more flexible or powerful modem available.

This is the pinacle of MODEMS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Out your Modem, Today!
That's right! If your looking for Rock Solid Performance and Higher Connection Rates, Out your modem and buy Creative's Modem Blaster Flash56, Today! This has got to be the best preforming modem I have ever used, Peroid. Auto detecting between V.90 or K56Flex thru your ISP is Powerful, I see a 25%kbs increace with mine. The Modem Blaster's drivers were a breeze to install and for those of you that like to turn the sound down or off this Modem lets you. I could go on and on and on.......

5-0 out of 5 stars Works 99.44% of the time.
A year ago I moved to a new location with a better quality TELCO connection. I am unable to use Cable or DSL right now as it is unavailable in my area or too expensive. I have had experience with a lot of 56K modems , both ISA hardware and PCI or winmodem types. This modem delivers consistently higher connection speeds than any other modems I have tried. Recently I purchased a USR Courier V.everything 56K ISA modem and decided to try it against the Modem Blaster...The Modem Blaster was almost always 3 to 5 K better in connection speed so , you guessed it.. I went back to the Best modem I have owned in 10 years.The Courier is supposed to be the best of the best.Buy the Modem Blaster ...save $$$$.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best ISA Modem Ever Used
I've had this modem for awhile now, there is definitely a difference between a cheap winmodem and a hardware modem. The connection is fast and stable and I reach speeds of 50k+. The setup was also a breeze, and it also has onboard juppers to manually change the comports. At first I wasn't sure if Creative made good modems, but now I'm convinced, not only do they make good sound cards, their modems are also top-notched and resonably priced. If you need a solid modem for a cheaper price than 3com's, look no further than the Modem Blaster. It works great in Win98 + WinME and never had a problem yet. ... Read more


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