Creative Zen Neeon Officially Launched

Posted: May 24 2005, 2:10am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:55pm CDT, in Portable Devices


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Creative Zen Neeon Officially Launched

Creative officially launched the Zen Neeon on their site with lots of information and photos.

We already reported about the Zen Neeon featuring all kinds os stik-ons about two weeks ago. The press-release is dated with May 19th, in the middle of E3 2005 - that is why we missed it.
The Creative Zen Neeon is a 5GB HDD player measuring only 79.9x46.9x15.9mm and weighs 75g. The 6GB iPod mini measures 50.8x12.7x91.44mm and weight is 102g. So the Zen Neeon is about 10mm shorter and a bit more narrow than the market leader.
Creative tries to position the Neeon as fashion accessory with all the available stik-ons and the ability of changing the display background color. Additionally the Neeon is available in 10 different back plate colors.

Creative Zen Neeon Features:

  • Pint-size - measures just 79.9mm x 46.9mm x 15.9mm.
  • Weighs only 75g.
  • Integrated FM radio & recorder.
  • Built-in microphone for voice recording.
  • Direct line-in recording, which enables users to record directly from other audio sources such as CD/DVD players, turntables, and cassette tape players.
  • Works as a plug-and-play removable portable mass storage class drive that stores all sorts of data files
  • Easy drag-and-drop of files between PC and player.
  • No software installation required, except for Windows 98SE. Drivers are included.
  • 7 user selectable LED backlight colors.

The Creative Zen Neeon is now available (not sure where, could not find it, not even on the Creative Shop) at a suggested retail price of S$329.00.
The standard package includes the Zen Neeon, High-Fidelity Earphones, USB 2.0 Cable, Line-In Cable, Pouch, Neck-Strap, Quick Start Guide, Installation CD, and one Creative Stik-On skin.
More details on Creative Zen Neeon product page and in the press-release.

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