Hands-On With The Creative ZEN Style M300

The ZEN Style M300 is a tiny MP3 player with a few tricks up its sleeve. Starting at a mere $40, these tiny, colored devices feature Bluetooth connectivity, a MicroSD slot, and a small color screen. A different device the M100, has all the features of the M300 except the FM radio. The 4GB 300M costs $49 while the 100M costs $40.

At a fraction of the cost of any similar iPod, these little guys seem to be on the right track for the more frugal among us.

Creative ZEN Style M300 Portable Media Player
• Display: 1.45″ TFT (262K colors)
• Capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
• Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 wireless technology (supports A2DP & AVRCP)
• FM Radio function with 32 preset stations
• Battery Life: Up to 20 hours (based on128kpbs, 4mins/song, MP3 file)
• Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA (DRM9),WAV (IMA-ADPCM),
Audible Format 4, Audible AAX
• Supported Picture Formats: JPEG
• Supported Video Formats: Transcoded SMV (requires respective codec pre-installed on PC)
• Built-in microphone for voice recording
• Additional feature: Clock display