Today's DAP Headlines:
Creative teaches us the virtues of Mp3 and DRM, some college students don't like iPods, and Samsung's Yepp players get rebranded like no one's business. Also, one last Zen Vision review for the masses.
We can usually trust the gang at Creative for a laugh, or in this case, a lesson. A presentation on their site includes a number of humorous digs at market leader Apple (something about needing a display), and dozens of references to Windows, WMA, and Windows Media Player. It certainly helped me out. Must...buy...Creative...Zen...
As if the existence of DAPreview isn't enough, some people out there don't like iPods, and realize there are alternative Mp3 players. Apparently, 50 students at NYU have joined an online group showing their disdain for iPods. Or, actully, the group is called, "No, I Don t Have an iPod." Impressed? Eh, whatever.
Okay, we've seen clones before (Luxpro and their two dozen Shuffle copys), but this is probably the worst. Samsung's Yepp series of flash players have been copied and branded "Yepo." How sneaky. They should've called it "Nah" or something, to really throw Samsung's lawyers off.
Closing out the news for today is a very nice review of the Creative Zen Vision by TweakNews. They've taken some nice photos, including some of the players TV-out capabilities in action. The overall verdict:
High resolution screen that's easy to view even in sunshine.
Large number of codecs supported.
Supported by a variety of useful accessories.
Quality solid build.
Outstanding audio quality.
Brilliant audio/video out functionality.
Mains and/or USB charging even when transferring files.
Software support is a bit limited (video conversion capabilities aren't great).
Little to no protection of the screen.
LCD has very narrow viewing angles.
Video and audio synching issues with some codecs.
That's it for now, see ya 'round!