Hi there fellow bargain hunters,
I found this lovely bit of kit reduced to £99.99 (RRP seems to vary between £130 and £199). Not bad for 16Gb, although it's also on amazon for £99.99, however, you can use the attached £5.00 off play voucher to bring it down to £94.99, and my quidco tracked at £4.00 reducing the cost to £90.99! Excellent value when you see that the 8Gb version is currently reduced to £79.99! Twice the memory for £11 extra (or £16 difference really, as you could also use the voucher with the 8Gb version to bring it down to £74.99, and reduce further with quidco/topcashback.co.uk or possibly other cashback sites).
It has some nice features, good reviews and is the cheapest I can see it online. 8Gb version is reduced to £89.99 at argos from £129.99, so £1 more for 16Gb seems very juicy to me ;)
Also until 31st July 2008, Creative are giving you a free concert download with selected creative purchases (including this one). Choices include Coldplay, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Kylie Minogue, Massive attack, Placebo, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dog! You can cut and paste the following link to your address bar for more info: http://media.play.com/ContentDocs/creativeliveconcert.pdf
I was also tempted by the "Sony NWZS618SF 8GB MP3/4 Player - Half Price £59.99" offer (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/208512/sony-nwzs618sf-8gb-mp3-4-player-hal/) so got one for the son! (Month of birthdays for us so forgive the indulgence please). I'll let you know how they compare when the creative arrives.
More pics here too: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B000V9IAW0/sr=8-2/qid=1215396942/ref=dp_otherviews_0?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=0&qid=1215396942&sr=8-2
Dimensions: 55 x 83 x 12mm
Battery life: 25 hours of Audio playback or 5 hours of Video playback
SD Card (SD and SDHC) slot for memory upgrades
AAC (.M4A) support along with MP3, WMA, WAVE and Audible
WMV and DivX/XviD support (320x240)
2.5" Colour LCD screen
FM Radio and Microphone
16.7m Colour Photo Viewer
Works with iTunes Plus content
Bring your media with you wherever you roam with the Creative Zen 16GB player. Watch 64 hours of videos, enjoy up to 8,000 of your favorite songs (based on four-minute tracks in WMA at 64kbps) or share hundreds of photos with your friends. And do it all on a device that's about the width of a credit card.
The Zen sports a 2.5-inch TFT colour display with 320 x 240-pixel resolution and support for up to 16.7 million colours. This razor sharp display is packaged in a device that weighs just 2.1 ounces and measures 3.26 x 2.16 x .44 inches (W x H x D). The internal battery powers the Zen for up to 25 hours of continuous audio playback and up to five hours of continuous video playback. Use the Zen's SD slot to expand your portable media library with music, photos and videos stored on your SD card. There's also a handy built-in microphone for capturing notes on the go.
Load up up your favorite songs, as well as your album art, and get going with the Zen. The device supports iTunes Plus tracks from the iTunes store and MP3 and WMA tracks. Subscription and pay-per-download music services are supported, as well. You can even tune into your favorite stations with the Zen's FM radio. The radio allows you to save up to 34 presets.
The Zen has you covered when it comes to video, too. The device supports MJPEG, WMV9 and--with transcoding--MPEG1 and 2, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5, and XviD. Enjoy purchased or rented movies and TV shows from online services. Watch home videos. Even load your Tivo To Go movies and TV shows onto your Zen.
Additional features include a clock and alarm function, volume restriction, eight equalizer settings, and a USB hard drive mode, which allows you to drag and drop files directly to and from your Zen. The Zen can also function as a handy organizer, allowing you to synchronize with Microsoft Outlook and display your contacts, calendar, and tasks.