PC Advisor: Creative and Apple have long been arch enemies in the MP3 player market. After this culminated in court hearings, things went quiet for a while. Now it looks as though Creative fancies another go, this time snapping at Apple’s foreshortened Shuffle with its Zen Stone.
Creative derided Apple for plugging a tiny MP3 player on which you couldn’t select the songs you heard and that had no screen displaying details of what was currently playing. However, Creative’s Zen Stone is a featherlight, pebble-shaped player that mimics precisely those non-attributes of Apple’s Shuffle that Creative mocked.
So the Zen Stone is a bit of a volte-face.
However, it’s also far cheaper than a Shuffle of a comparable size.