CES NEWS: Creative adds speaker to Zen Stone MP3 players

If you want a tiny MP3 player, the Creative Zen Stone and Zen Stone Plus are compact and cute – and now they're available with a built-in speaker on the back, so you can listen to them without headphones (and really annoy fellow travellers!).

Just unveiled at CES, the new Zen Stone is available in 1GB and 2GB versions, while the Zen Stone Plus comes in 2GB and 4GB models.

The Stone Plus also has FM radio, voice recording, a clock/stopwatch and customisable equalizer settings. Both models support MP3, WMA and Audible files, while the Zen Stone Plus also handles unprotected AAC files (including iTunes Plus).

All models are available in black, dark blue, pink or champagne. A translucent silicon skin with a clip is included as standard, while a sporty armband and tiny case on a key-chain are optional.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.