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The Creative Zen X-Fi2 is a relatively inexpensive multimedia player released in late 2009.

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Pros

large 3" touchscreen display

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built-in microSD card slot for storage expansion

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quality earbuds included

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integrated speaker

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affordable price next to the competition

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standard capacities: 8, 16 and 32GB

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good battery life

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included software is not required to sync the device

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now supports lossless formats

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nice user interface

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affordable prices - especially for the higher capacity models

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WiFi

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adjustable screen brightness

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standard capacities from 8 to 32GB

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built in microSD card slot for storage expansion

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software is not required for syncing the device

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Cons

wall charger not included, must be purchased separately

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no physical volume control

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unintuitive controls

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poor included software

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WiFi media access requires you to use their proprietary / crappy software

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no 64GB model

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USB Cable is TOO Short .

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Can't use with one hand

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NO MORE MPEG4 FORMAT

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The Creative Zen X-Fi2 is a relatively inexpensive multimedia player released in late 2009. It offers a 3" TFT LCD touchscreen that is expected for modern players released around that time. One nice feature that the multimedia player offers is the built-in speakers which are great for sharing music with friends. The Creative Zen X-Fi2 handles lossless audio formats such as FLAC files, and also supports iTunes Plus (unprotected AAC format) along with the standard MP3, WMA, and Audible4. It comes with Creative Centrale to help the consumer rip, manage, and transfer media content without too much trouble. Unlike other similar multimedia players, the Creative Zen X-Fi2 comes with a microSD card slot meaning that if the 8, 16 or 32GBs aren't enough the consumer can use a microSD card to fit even more.

Features
  • Capacities: 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
  • Size: 4" x 2.2" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 2.6 ounces
  • 3.0" TFT Touch Screen LCD, 262k colors
  • 400 x 240 pixels resolution
  • Battery Life: Up to 25hrs2 of audio playback, Up to 5hrs2 of video playback
  • Adjustable Crystalizer / Expand effects
  • Video / Audio Out: PAL / NTSC (via A/V cable sold separately
  • microSD memory card support
  • Displays RSS content feeds offline
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Bxmuscle
07/30/2010 05:57

I'm a educator and just bought the Zen X-fi2 as an upgrade from my old Zen Vision M. I've long used the Vision M for its A/V out function to use in classrooms with built-in technology for this, allowing me to use virtually anything online as potential teaching materials. Students loved it and it allowed me to produce tailor-made visual materials for my classes. But the X-fi2's A/V function does not work even with Creative's own cable purchased along with the device. I've learned since buying the device and cable that this is a design flaw that some have jerry-rigged a solution for by splicing and rewiring the cable, and am trying to duplicate it. But I strongly advice against purchasing the Zen X-Fi2 if you might ever what to connect it to your TV or other external monitor.

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11/16/2010 01:31

I have also had trouble with the a/v cable. Upon plugging it in to my tv, the audio works fine, but I get no visual at all. I'm interested in the rewiring that you mentioned. Can you give more info on that? I don't understand why they toute the cable if it doesn't work. Is there maybe an additional program that needs to be installed to enable the video out function? While I am pleased with the product as a whole (the external speaker, microhone, FM capabilities, SD storage, and sound quality are excellent features) I am disappointed in the failure of the video out function.

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