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02. 06. 2005

Yet another iPod rival ,AeP or two

Slowly but surely iPod,Aeos rivals are starting to show up. A couple of weeks ago I reported about the iRiver H10, Reigncom,Aeos new addition to the portable MP3 player market. Today I am introducing Creative,Aeos Zen Micro and the Rio Carbon. The two players have a similar price ($250) and feature similar technologies. They are about the size of the iPod Mini, actually a little smaller, and have a 5GB hard drive.

Creative built its player with a swap-out rechargeable battery, which is easier and cheaper ($40) to switch than the iPod's built-in nonswap battery. The Zen Micro has also a mini organizer that consists of a calendar, an address book and a to-do-list and you can sync up your Microsoft Outlook email addresses and calendar notes.

The Rio Carbon, has no organizer functions, but it has a built-in mic for voice recording, and contrary to the Zen Micro which is only Windows compatible, works on both Mac and Windows.

Posted by Camilla    Category: devices
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I have a Zen Micro and I love it! It also has a built in voice recorder and fm radio! And I like thats it's not an i-pod.

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