Creative Technology announced the MuVo? Micro flash memory based MP3/WMA player.
Smaller than competing players and now available at incredibly low prices, the Muvo Micro (model N200)
comes in eight electrifying colors.
At only 33.5mm by 65.5mm by 13mm and weighing at 32 grams, the incredibly thin MuVo Micro measures
approximately one third the thickness of the competing iRiver player and about half the thickness of
Samsung's competitive offering. Even though it has an incredibly small size, the MuVo Micro enables
line-in recording to create MP3 files directly from a CD, mini-disc or record player, and up to 15 hours
of high quality digital voice recording. The MuVo Micro also plays and records FM radio. With the
built-in microphone, it can also directly records voice notes, interviews or lectures, and holds up to
500 skip-free songs on the 1GB model.
With the announcement of the MuVo Micro, Creative introduces a line of beautiful flash memory-based
MP3/WMA players with ultra-compact size and durable solid state construction. The MuVo Micro ideally
complements the Zen Micro line of 5GB microdrive-based players which were introduced this week and are
available in ten colors, including eight that match the MuVo Micro. Now music listeners can have a
Creative MP3 player for any activity, from exercising with a flash memory-based MuVo Micro to enjoying a
2500-song collection on a long trip or connecting at home to a stylish Creative I-Trigue? speaker
system. Users can choose one of each player in a favorite color or mix and match as desired.
By offering broad compatibility with popular download services supporting WMA and MP3 music, the MuVo
Micro gives users a wide range of choices in acquiring digital music. Regardless of whether users
purchase tracks online, transfer music from a PC, or import directly from any audio source with line-in
encoding, they can enjoy continuous playback of more than 15 hours of pristine, skip-free music from a
single AAA battery on any model of MuVo Micro. The music listening experience is further enhanced by the
bundled dynamic bass earphones for rich, crystal-clear high fidelity playback. A blue, backlit LCD
screen displays song title, play time, play mode, FM tuner and preset settings. Favorite songs and EQ
settings, such as Pop and Rock, are effortlessly selected with one-finger using the side-mounted
Because the MuVo Micro requires no software, users can quickly and easily drag and drop music, files and
images to the player when it is connected to a PC USB 2.0 port. The MuVo Micro comes bundled with
Creative MediaSource?, an easy to use music application that converts CD collections into a digital
music library, organizes and manages digital music, and seamlessly transfers tracks to any of Creative's
portable music players.
Pricing and availability
The 128MB MuVo Micro has an estimated street price of US$89.99; 256MB model has an estimated street
price of US$109.99 and the 512MB model is priced at US$159.99. All three models will be available in
October. The MuVo Micro will also be available later this year in a 1GB model for the incredible low
price of only US$209.99.