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Creative Zen X-Fi Gets Unboxed and Priced for the US

zen xfiop Creative Zen X Fi Gets Unboxed and Priced for the US

Just yesterday Creative officially announced the release of the Zen X-Fi. Today the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models popped up on Buy.com each selling for $149.99, 199.99, and 279.99. This is a bit of a surprise since that is nearly identical to the plain old Zen. So could this mean they are getting rid of the vanilla Zen player? My guess would be no, since it’s typical to Creative to confuse the consumer with a product line with way to many derivatives.

It appears to be in the wild in Singapore, but the release date is yet to be known for the US. With the Zen X-Fi popping its head out at Buy.com is an indication is should be but a few weeks away.

Below is a video of the player being unboxed.

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Cowon iAudio X5 Unboxing Video

x5 unboxing Cowon iAudio X5 Unboxing Video

Cowon’s iAudio X5 is nearly two-and-a-half years old but is still highly regarded by audio purists as a no-nonsense music player with sound quality that will make the audiophile with non-stock earbuds smile. Even though the design is something reminiscent of the early 90s’ gadget scene and the interface is anything but refined, the player still has a fairly large underground following as seen in iAudio fansite iAudiophile.net.

In the next week or so, we will have a full on ABi-style review. In the meantime, take a look at the unboxing video below for a retro preview of the iAudio X5. Update: Read the full iAudio X5 review.

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