Creative Zen X-FI3 hands on (video)

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That little thing in our hands above is the latest PMP from Creative. Portability is clearly the thing here – the Zen X-FI3 is extremely small and light. It has a color screen on it just as well, but do not be too excited on that front – unfortunately the player does not sport a touchscreen, so you have to use the controls on the bezel, which aren ‘t particularly sensitive. The interface, with dignity, is also very barebones on this front, offering basic type of scrolling through menus that have defined music players for years.

The highlight of the camera – apart from its extremely small size – is its ability to transfer Bluetooth. The X-FI3 care of the company’s commitment to audio fidelity, with the apt-X codec, which claims to offer an audio quality similar to a wired connection when streaming. On this front, the device also supports FLAC files.

The player will run € 99 and € 140 for the 8GB and 16GB versions, here in Germany. It should be sold in the middle of this month.