Creative has been updating a lot of it’s lines of MP3 players lately with the Zen X-Fi and the Zen Krystal. This time it’s the Zen V line that’s getting an update with the new cheap medium sized Zen Mozaic.
While the Krystal and X-Fi both look very stylish, I must say I’m a bit puzzled about the looks of the Mozaic. The player is available in three basic colors; black, silver and pink, but the front of the player has a rather peculiar pattern which in my opinion just looks weird. The player has gotten a 1.8″ TFT screen versus the 1.5″ OLED screen of the Zen V and combined with the button area with the 9 tactile buttons on it does make it noticeable bigger than the Zen V. The specs are pretty standard with video support on the 128×160 screen along with a radio and voice recorder. It also has a tiny speaker on the back, something that Creative seem to be putting into more and more players. Battery life is rated at 32 hours for audio. Only the 2GB ($99) and 4GB ($129) versions will launch now, but 8GB ($169) and 16GB ($249) version will be available later in August. Update: hit the jump for a video