Small wonder

A huge array of features packaged in one tiny design.

This is the new Creative ZEN at a glance. Decked out in an all-black suit, the Creative ZEN is smaller than your average credit card and sits snugly right in your palm. With an attractive 11.3mm thickness, this sleek MP3 player weighs a mere 65g, allowing you to carry it around easily.

It is also one of the lightest players around that is able to boast a capacity of up to 32GB while supporting different popular media formats. What's more, you can add as much capacity as you want with its SD memory expansion slot. With its patented ZEN user interface which offers more information to be viewed on the screen, navigating through mass content is simply a breeze. You can even accessorize this pint-sized dynamo with optional accessories such as the ZEN Leather Case or the ZEN Skin Pack.

Celebrate the arrival of the latest revolution on the portable player scene. Welcome the Creative ZEN.

Credit-card sized MP3 player

Mini whiz

A media player that is smaller than a credit card, the Creative ZEN packs a mean wallop with its exciting range of features.
Large LCD screen with 16.7 million TFT color support

Color wonder

Get magically lost in the brilliant 2.5" screen with 16.7 million TFT color support which displays sharp and richly saturated pictures.
Supports wide variety of audio formats

Wide audio support

Listen to your music in multiple supported formats. With support for MP3, WMA as well as non-protected AAC (.m4a) from iTunes® Plus, sync your player to enjoy all your favorite hits today. Learn more on the quick transfer of AAC music using the Creative Media Explorer.
Built-in SD card slot

Expandable memory slot

Increase the size of your portable media library with an external SD/SDHC card. Enjoy that much more videos, music and photos today! Click here for the list of supported SD/SDHC memory cards.
User-friendly ZEN interface

Intuitive interface

The patented ZEN user interface offers a fresh new look for a more stunning visual experience. You can even create and customize your very own wallpaper on your Creative ZEN player.
Integrated FM radio

Rock to radio

Switch to the integrated FM radio when you need to catch the latest on the music scene. Take your pick from the 32 preset stations.
Voice recorder

Create your own recordings

Record important meetings or voice memos to yourself. With the integrated voice recorder, create and store hundreds of hours of recordings.
View photos while listening to music

Dual-task delight

Lie back and relax as you view your library of photos while listening to your favorite tunes simultaneously.
Set audio effects

Set audio effects

Set the mood the way you want it. Brighten up your day by selecting eight EQ presets or customize your very own EQ. Enhance your preferred audio effects with the bass boost and smart volume effects.
Up to 30hrs of audio playtime

Power up your playtime1

Get more playback time with the built-in rechargeable battery. Enjoy up to 30 hours of music or five hours of movies.
Get organized

Get organized

Never miss another birthday as you create and store important information. You can even sync it up with Microsoft Outlook or edit with the Creative Media Explorer.
Personalized alarm alert

Personalized alarm alert

Having trouble waking up? Customize your alarm tone and start the day fresh on the right note. You can even set the alarm for any day of the week.
Good listening practices

Good listening practices

Creative cares about your hearing.

1 Actual battery life will vary with use.

A Closer Look


Audio Support
MP3, WAV, WAV (IMA-ADPCM), AAC (Non-protected AAC (.M4A) from iTunes Plus®)
FM Tuner with 32 preset stations
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Microphone and Speaker
Built-in Microphone only
Screen Resolution
320 x 240 pixels
Video Support

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) / Microsoft Windows Vista™
  • USB 1.1 port (USB 2.0 recommended for faster transfers)
  • 130MB free hard drive space (1GB or more recommended)

Package Contents

  • Creative ZEN
  • Earphone
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Start Leaflets
  • Installation CD (includes Creative Media Explorer software)


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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