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post #571 of 630
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Originally Posted by DoNotBugMe
I have read many disadvantages of Micro. Slower transfer, hangs up sometimes, the buttons get cheap after a while, and less accessories? What else? Even some people in this thread complained about buttons..

Jeez, I was giving my opinion on Mini and Micro. Some of you need to learn how to respect. It's not that I can't afford it as one of you said.. it's just that I want a better one.
slower transfers yes but not by much and thats hardly something to get hung up on since you only do it once, and if your just sending over a couple of files who cares if it takes 2 seconds vs. 4. both hang up but the micro is more prone to it, i havent had mine hang up in about 2 months so dont worry about that. the buttons couldnt possibly get cheap after extended use because there is no mechanism to them, its a touch pad. thats like a computer mouse pad wearing out. less accessories on the other hand is very true. but there are more coming out every month. the only accessory that you really need for the micro is a case. while there isnt one out yet you can make your own one with an altoids tin, its really funny to see people react to you listening to mints.
post #572 of 630
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoNotBugMe
I have read many disadvantages of Micro. Slower transfer, hangs up sometimes, the buttons get cheap after a while, and less accessories? What else? Even some people in this thread complained about buttons..

Jeez, I was giving my opinion on Mini and Micro. Some of you need to learn how to respect. It's not that I can't afford it as one of you said.. it's just that I want a better one.
Uploading is faster, downloading is slower, this is common for HDD mp3 player coz PC HDD faster than mp3 HDD.

Button wise, as mentioned in my previous post, the sensitivity is acceptable when you had the Headphone plug into the Zen Micro.

Sound quality wise, my personal impression based on a short timing, Zen Micro win out iPod mini. Anyway, if I had the chance again, I will take a more detail listening to iPod mini.
post #573 of 630
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Originally Posted by PirateJack
Hopefully this isn't old news but the wired remotes for the micros are available again at Creative's website. I missed the first time they were available and last I had checked (before today) you couldn't even pre-order. Anyways, the black and white ones are buyable now, enjoy.
Thanks for the tip, i logged on and ordered a black remote.
post #574 of 630
Just got my Zen Micro in the mail. This thing is so small, so much smaller than I expected. Been fiddling around with it, I've noticed the interface has been greatly improved from the Zen Touch interface, especially with the 'Options' button. The touchpad is slightly different, although it took me 2 minutes to get used to it. Its charging now, the blue pulsating glow is awesome! Pics will be posted in the Pics thread soon.
post #575 of 630
Has anyone noticed how realistic the sound that the computer makes when you plug the Micro into the USB port is? At first, I thought it was coming out of my headphones.
post #576 of 630
You think they'll come out with other colors for the wired remote? I'd love to see a lighr blue one
post #577 of 630
Is the Red Zen Micro out in the States yet?

I have been browsing the Canadian online stores and they are all on "backorder" or "not in stock".

Any idea how long I would have to wait?
post #578 of 630
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Originally Posted by ricola_pak
Is the Red Zen Micro out in the States yet?

I have been browsing the Canadian online stores and they are all on "backorder" or "not in stock".

Any idea how long I would have to wait?
It is available in the states. Dunno about Canada, though.
post #579 of 630
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Originally Posted by Taphil
Wow, when I started this thread I didn't think there'd be so many replies.

It's been two months since I've had the Zen Micro, so here are some updated opinions:

- The touch buttons are getting annoying. When it's in my jacket pocket where I can easily hold it, I can't even change the volume without having to take it out of my pocket and look at the screen. If I try changing the volume blind, I end up not pressing the touchpad in the correct place (so the unit thinks I've tapped it rathern than slid my finger across it) and bring up the Now Playing Playlist where I can't easily change the volume. FF and RW a song is also iffy.

- I have never used the radio except at the beginning to set up the presets.

- The Zen Micro gets stuck once in a while when I plug it in to recharge. I have had similar issues with the Creative NJB3. You'd think plugging it it wouldn't strain the software/firmware, but it does.

- Battery life is good. It doesn't drain rapidly overnight for me like others have reported.

- Aside from the first problem, using the touch pad to navigate around isn't too bad.

- I think there are still some kinks in the firmware, which are carried over from Creative's older devices, or at least my experience with the NJB3. The buffering is weird. Sometimes when you pause a song and then play it again, it plays instantly. Other times, the hard drive has to spin up in order to un-pause, and I don't understand why. Using RW to restart a song also sometimes requires the hard drive to spin up, even if the buffer should still have that data in it. So, the device seems to really lag sometimes, and I get annoyed, mainly because the iPod and iPod mini I have/had are more responsive in terms of buffering, pausing/un-pausing, and rewinding to restart a song - all of which I tend to do often.

- [no flames please] It doesn't work with iTunes. CMS sucks and I've stopped using it. I use Explorer, but even then it's not as easy as iTunes. With the iPod mini, I sync a single playlist titled "Library", which contained all the songs I wanted. If there were new songs I wanted, I simply dragged it over from the iTunes library to the playlist. If the playlist was too big, I'd easily delete groups of songs at once to make space. With the Zen Micro, it takes much more effort to find music to delete to make room for adding new songs. I haven't found an easier way to manage the Zen Micro.

But I would still buy the Zen Micro over the iPod mini any day. 1GB extra space, radio if I ever need it, much better screen, smaller text so more info is displayed, looks and feels good.

That said, I will be getting a 1GB iPod Shuffle next week and may sell the Zen Micro after that. I dropped out of grad school this month and so my listening habits have changed. I now only listen to my Zen Micro maybe 20 mins a day going to and from work. During that time, I find myself listening to just a few singles or songs over and over day after day. Having 5GB is either overkill or not enough, in that I listen only to a few songs, or I want to listen to a song but it's not on there because I didn't load it because changing the music on there is such a hassle. So any flash player would better fit my needs of listening to a few favorite songs, in playlist or random order. I do like the built-in rechargable battery, I hate having to separately recharge batteries, so that's what's most appealing about the shuffle. And I admit using iTunes to manage a constantly changing playlist of songs to put on the shuffle is easy. I'd be reluctant to let go of the Zen Micro because it's a great device, but it no longer fits my usage.
Unbelieveable, you inspired me to get the Zen Micro - and I got silver for that matter...(sobs)but that said, sometimes I consider getting an iPod too (the U2 one especially) but then when I think about the lack of WMA, and the hassle of converting everything to AAC (although you can use MP3) it puts me off. Why go for a Mini or a Shuffle? Why???
post #580 of 630
Thread Starter 
Awww, I'm sorry. The Micro is still a great player, just as spectacular now as I originally wrote about. I wouldn't hesitate too much to buy it again if I had a need for it.
post #581 of 630

Ok...I need a bit of advice.

Problem solved!
post #582 of 630
How does continuous scrolling work? Instead of going up and down, up and down etc when I wanna scroll all the way down, can I somehow just hold my finger at the bottom and get it to scroll down by itself?
post #583 of 630
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Originally Posted by ricola_pak
How does continuous scrolling work? Instead of going up and down, up and down etc when I wanna scroll all the way down, can I somehow just hold my finger at the bottom and get it to scroll down by itself?
After you scroll all the way down and hold your finger at the bottom, it will scroll down by itself.
post #584 of 630
Thread Starter 
Make sure your finger is touching the top or bottom ridge (not just the top or bottom part of the flat area) for the auto-scrolling tp work.
post #585 of 630
Hello all,Last weekend I was doing my research on the Zen micro and really didnt want to spend more than 200.00. I thought I wa S.O.L. until I found that Xtremegear was selling them for $199.00 with free shipping!!! I ordered a black one and it should be here Monday!!!! I also went back on sun to order a red one for my Wife but they were sold out and mon they were $249.00 again.....

Im now checking every day looking for one for my wife.....
As of today they are $227.00

http://www.buyxg.com/store/search.as...o&submit=Go%21


LOOK---- This was pasted from the actual email from them..


Xtreme Gear
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Sales Tel: (888) 937-5580 Fax: (626) 813-3810
Tech Support Tel: (866) 212-0973
Website: www.buyxg.com

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ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT PRICE PRICE
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MP-201-107 BLACK CL ZEN MICRO 5GB MP3 PLAYER 1 199.00 199.00
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