Creative Zii Egg Plaszma

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by puffnstuff, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    It looks like it might have the right features to get some of the market's attention. Android apps to start. Already a developers kit available. Every hardware feature imagined except phone capability (excluding VOIP). GPS, Accelerometer, 10 finger multitouch, WiFi, Bluetooth, two cameras (VGA for video chat and HD for photos and videos), and SDHC up to 32gb slot. Will come with up to 32gb as well. Not as thin or pretty as the Touch though, although still very pocketable with a 3.5" 480 x 320 screen.
     
  2. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    nice post puffnstuff!!!

    Creative makes great stuff ;) I have the Vado HD and Zen X-Fi. They both kick some serious _____!!!!

    only thing is, if you didn't know. They software does not run on Mac OS! I was told by my techie at work, he thinks it is because someone high up used to work for Apple, and they broke off and started Creative, and more or less...wanted nothing to do with Apple.

    anyone know if this is true???

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    News to me, everything I've ever had of theirs has been a big steaming pile of...

    Still, I'm sure they make some great stuff.
     
  4. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    Dang that looks nice. Unfortunate it couldn't have 64 gb of internal memory and expandable for even more. I definitely think that if I didn't have an iPhone I would be picking one of these up.
     
  5. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    They make great speakers for one. What did you have? I mean, I could say the same about Apple in certain cases, but on the whole Creative makes great products. I do have the high-end items from Creative, so maybe that's the case ;)
     
  6. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Ridiculous name, but looks not half bad.

    Then again, I wasn't a fan of the Creative players friends had a few years ago.
     
  7. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    No, they don't. Their speakers might be OK if we compare them to some other generic "multimedia-speakers", but if we compare them to proper speakers, they are crap.

    On the whole, Creative makes crap. Their sound-cards are crap (and they used totally unethical means to kill a superior product, and the company behind it. Go read about Aureal Semiconductor), their speakers are crap, their drivers are utter crap, their mp3-players are crap as well.

    Creative does not make "high-end" products. What you have is low-end stuff, maybe average at best.
     
  8. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Now we know where those leaked "iPhone 3GS" bezels were for!

    Sweet device, if it was a phone, I would toss my iPhone
     
  9. Discostu7 macrumors member

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    This is exactly everything everyone wants in an iPod Touch. Creative has obviously "raised the bar" but with the lack of applications that could be a problem for a year or two.

    I'd still like to see a lot of these main features in action.


    Will Apple fireback and raise the bar higher??????? TBD......
     
  10. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure "average at best" is something you hear a lot - My Vado HD is sick! :cool: ...you should get one!

    hahaha...ok, Creative is crap :rolleyes:

    your post is bogus!!! :eek:
     
  11. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Apple's lawyers are going to have a field day when/if it's released.
     
  12. buxtone17 macrumors regular

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    The Vado HD hardware is solid for the price, but the software is garbage. You can't even download your video via iMovie or FCP.
     
  13. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    What's bogus is to claim that Creative makes "hi-end" stuff. They don't. Hell, even their claim to fame, soundcards, are average at best! Their speakers are nothing to write home about, and I can't understand why you would value them so highly. their business-ethics are appalling (like I said, go read about Aureal Semiconductor) and they just can't write any software. Their mp3-players are just generic "me too!"-garbage.

    I honestly can't think of any reason why anyone would consider Creative to be a manufacturer of "hi-end" products... They are the epitome of average-at-best consumer garbage.

    Let me guess: you also think that Bose makes "audiophile"-hardware?

    Reading you comments makes it seem like that you are at most 15-years old. Am I right? If I am, then you would be excused for having somewhat limited exposure to different products and companies and therefore thinking that Creative is a "hi-end" company.
     
  14. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    funny stuff...

    I would agree with you if you said the software was subpar, but they do make great products...I guess, I should say hardware more or less...so you don't start smashin' the keyboard with your paws :cool:

    Let the thread take its' course, the OP is trying to get some positive feedback, and there is some to be had on this new Creative Zii!
     
  15. puffnstuff thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The thing that got me the most excited about this was "open source" no worries about having to go through the store.
     
  16. dark-saito macrumors regular

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    Not sure if it's been said already...

    Doesn't this look ALOT like the frame the new iphone was supposedly to have? Just speculation... if someone would like to look for the pic, would be great, but I'm a bit of a noob, so I would probably give up on the first attempt to type it in the search bar.:p
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes you said it and I don't care. It's rather amazing and I do want one.
    My Creative Zen was rather awesome. I just needed to be cool and own an iPod back around the 4G days.
     
  18. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    They make average products at best, hardware or software. And since their hardware relies on software to work, their subpar software drags their hardware down as well.

    While it looks interesting on the surface, it doesn't really look that much different from all those other players that were supposed to "kill" the iPod, and ended up going nowhere. Companies like Creative, Cowon, Archos and others that on the surface looked like solid competitors to the iPod, yet they ended up being relegated to a niche of a niche, since in real-life use they weren't that good.
     
  19. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    ok, we get it :rolleyes: ...you don't think highly of Creative, no matter what they come out with :confused:

    Is there anything positive about this Creative Zii on your end?
     
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    Is there any launch date out there for the Zii?
     
  21. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I've had a number of Creative products over the years, of all different types. Every single one of them has sucked.
    Admittedly, I gave up on their products years ago, so who knows what they have done recently.
     
  22. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    I will think highly of them when they actually come out with some good products. But as things are right now, their products are nothing to write home about. Why exactly should I be praising them? Should they be praised for killing superior products, while peddling mediocre crap to consumers?

    It would also help if they apologized for the fact that they retarded the audio-technology in computers by years by killing off Aureal. I'm not holding my breath for THAT....

    To me Zii is just a bunch of vaporware. I remember when they released it by claiming how it's going to change everything. That was (IIRC) 1.5 years ago. Nothing much has come of it.

    As to the product now being demoed.... I fail to see much difference between it and those other "iPod-killers" that are routinely demoed, yet end up going nowhere. Sure, they are released, but then people find out that they aren't nearly as good or cool as marketdroids claimed they would be. I remember when this was touted as "THE iPod-killer", yet reality turned out to be something totally different. Know anyone with Cowon S9? Me neither...
     
  23. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    wow. that thing is beautiful.
    and being open source, the possibilities are endless. no more jailbreaking necessary.
    unless Apple steps its game up this September (excited for the updates) then i might have to get myself a zii egg plaszma.
     

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