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The Creative Zen Sleek

Ryan Block, @ryan

Creative Zen Sleek

We could do a little without the devices named with adjectives, but no denying Creative's new Zen Sleek is just that—for a Creative device, anyway. But you're going to love this: the Sleek is the first player in its class to not only feature similar specs to the full-size iPod, but to trump it in both size and weight: at 10.1 x 5.9 x 1.7cm (vs 10.4 x 6.1 x 1.6cm) and 157g (vs 167g). Sure, it doesn't have a color screen and we don't know if it's mass-storage compliant, but did we mention the 20GB USB 2.0 device will also have an FM tuner, 16 hour playback, WMA PlaysForSure support, and built-in mic recording? iPod, move over, we're calling this.

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