Creative Nomad MuVo2 (4GB)
Manufacturer: Creative Part number: 70PD052300000
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CNET editors' review
price range: $159.95
- Reviewed by: Glenn Grant
- Reviewed on: 02/05/2004
- Released on: 01/08/2004
The good: Compact; excellent sound quality; long-lasting, replaceable, rechargeable battery.
The bad: Small display and controls; carrying case covers all buttons.
The bottom line: Design quirks aside, this tiny player carries 4GB, sounds great, and is priced to move.
Great sound, good capacity and ease of use.
by Vakkachan on May 15, 2005
Pros: Sound is great, Good Battery life , Doesnt need any software.
Cons: Battery life needs to go up, Ogg vorbis support needed.
Summary: Great sound!! Awesome!! Its compact, got the capacity I need. No song skip since it uses flash based memory. The next best thing I like is, it doesnt need any ...
Summary: Great sound!! Awesome!! Its compact, got the capacity I need. No song skip since it uses flash based memory. The next best thing I like is, it doesnt need any software. If you plug it in, it gets detected as an external drive, where you can copy paste songs. Almost all OS now has the Muvo2 driver.
Battery life can improve while compared to other current mp3 players in the market. Ogg vorbis format is getting popular, need a version or firmware to support this too. A functionality which I would like to see is the ability to scroll through songs while you are listening to one. Atleast a 2 song scroll screen is also needed.
Still is a superb player, simply worth all money you spend on it.
Hope Creative comes out with a newer version of this with improved battery life and Ogg vorbis support.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Good overall player, but not spectacular.
by kettch on August 6, 2007
Pros: size, had a good memory size (at the time), microdrive more shock resistant compared to hard drives
Cons: buttons hard to press, screen too small, microdrive still too fragile compared to flash memory
Neat solid little player which sounds great
by topfridgeman on January 23, 2007
Pros: Long battery life and unfaultered anti shock. Easy to load music of almost all formats.
Cons: little joystick button can be a bit fiddly, screen is a bit old school, and the earphones supplied are poor. Bit big by ipod nano standards.
Summary: This is a great mp3 player which I have owned for the last 3 years. It has never once let me down. The usb2 lead loads songs up quickly, and ...
Summary: This is a great mp3 player which I have owned for the last 3 years. It has never once let me down. The usb2 lead loads songs up quickly, and the player, with a decent set of headphones, sounds great. I take the player snowboarding at least 3 weeks a year, and it has yet to skip, break or pause, despite some massive wipeouts. Well reccommended.
Mp3 player for people like me
by farhansfinality on February 22, 2006
Pros: Great Sound quality, Extremely simple yet good controls, amazingly cheap
Cons: Navigation while listening can be a little frustrating
Summary: I have had this player for more than a year now. I'm big fan of digital music players. and let me tell u, i have never been more impressed ...
Summary: I have had this player for more than a year now. I'm big fan of digital music players. and let me tell u, i have never been more impressed by any other player. iPod may be the best player available, but this smart little gadget can do what you want from an mp3 player.it has a good battery life. and simple navigation schemes. sound quality is nearly pefect too. if you use some good microphones with it, then it can give you the music listening experience that you can only expect from some high-end mp3 players. And top it all off, it is very well priced. if i were given the choice to buy an iPod at the same price with same specs, i'd still go for this.
Great Mp3 Player
by Minda2292 on October 3, 2005
Pros: great sound quality, small, easy to navigate, great for any who has never had a mp3 player
Cons: it is a little heavy, the front scratches very easily, and I could not find a case
by rfortson on August 2, 2005
Pros: cost, size, capacity, sound, MSC
Cons: lack of accessories, small display
Summary: This is a great bargain at under $150. If you look for rebates, you can get it for even less. I like the small size, capacity, the fact that I ...
Summary: This is a great bargain at under $150. If you look for rebates, you can get it for even less. I like the small size, capacity, the fact that I only need WMP to organize my music and playlists (no extra software needed), the removable battery, and the sound. You can even charge via USB if need be. I transferred nearly 4 gb of music in about 30 minutes, so transfers are plenty fast for me. It can also be used to carry data files and such. It will show up as an external hard drive. I don't like the lack of accessories, even from Creative. There are NO cases for this thing, so you have to find your own. Controls are small, but work as advertised, and aren't that difficult to control. I'd consider them more a "neutral" than a "negative".
All in all, this is a great deal! Highly recommended.
I can't live without it
by sweetweaver on April 30, 2005
Pros: Fits in my pocket & holds all my songs for unbeatable price
Cons: The first one I got was a lemon, but it was replaced at no charge
Summary: I never go anywhere without my Muvo2. It fits nicely in my pocket while I walk around town, and I can hook it up to my stereo at home with ...
Summary: I never go anywhere without my Muvo2. It fits nicely in my pocket while I walk around town, and I can hook it up to my stereo at home with a cheap ($8) adapter I got at Radio Shack. My only fear is losing it! If you're looking for something cheaaper (in relation to how many gigs you get for your dollar), smaller, and less trendy than an iPod, this is your best bet.Updated
The headphone jack totally crapped out on me after one year. Still functions perfectly well, but can can hear just an echo of the music playing. I did toggle from headphones to my home system with that jack, and I think it should be sturdy enough to handle that kind of action. Really, *really* not happy that it's not. Of course, it's not under warranty anymore so... I had to buy a brand new MP3 player (NOT a Muvo this time!).
Love it... very compact and easy to use
by ozzyp9 on April 18, 2005
Pros: It is very compact. Very easy to take and add music, and amazing sound
Cons: Button face is somewhat small, not as easy to navigate as other mp3 players
Summary: This player has an amazing sound quality. It is very compact so you can slip it into your pocket on the go. It is not that easy to navigate songs ...
Summary: This player has an amazing sound quality. It is very compact so you can slip it into your pocket on the go. It is not that easy to navigate songs but I have had no other problems. The battery can be replaced in the back which is helpful (unlike the iPod where you can not replace the battery yourself)
I love this little player...
Lots of Bang for your Buck!
by sanbornjnk on March 3, 2005
Pros: excellent sound, perfect size hard drive, good battery life
Cons: Small controls, could buy the second gen. iPod mini for same price
Summary: Great sound(of course from Creative), good battery life. Had some trouble with included software, but works with Microsoft's "Plays for Sure", so it works great with Windows Media ...
Summary: Great sound(of course from Creative), good battery life. Had some trouble with included software, but works with Microsoft's "Plays for Sure", so it works great with Windows Media Player 10. Only bad thing is that you need an adapter to play radio(sold sep.)
Awesome player for a few months.
by IanHurley on March 2, 2005
Pros: You have to love the size. Whenever the "suck ins" talked about their iPod Minis, I just showed them how small mine was, how cheap mine was, and the (previous) great sound quality.
Cons: Since it was small, the screen is very small and hard to read. It scrolled one song at a time. Did not have an Artist/Album/Genre sorter.
Summary: I loved this mp3 player that I bough it about June/July(ish). It was extremely small and had an amazing sound quality. The small directional pad was at first ...
Summary: I loved this mp3 player that I bough it about June/July(ish). It was extremely small and had an amazing sound quality. The small directional pad was at first a bit of a drag but its not a big deal once you actually use it. Its price was very good (about $200 online somewhere). An interesting capability is that is also a portable mini hard drive. If you have the cable and a USB drive with a computer, you can drag files in in a breeze for storage to take to another computer or whatever your heart desires.
Then around December/January time, the headphone jack basically went out. I have to hold it extrememly tight at this one perfect angle. It becomes an extreme pain if I ever wanted to actually use this player handsfree. The only drag about the sound quality was that with regular headphones the bass was not all that great. It is fixed with better (with bass) headphones that I borrowed from a friend to test out. I HATED the fact that it did not have a sorter to sort your files by Artist/Album/Genre, etc. You may think its ok, but its not ok when you have to spend alot of time either making folders on your mp3 player to make the files easier to find since its only a one line screen; or making playlists on your computer that you can drag but also become tiresome when your constanting deleting then re-sending it when you have to much changes to certain ones. The battery life was not all that great, but that was because I listened to it nonstop for a long time, and after I put it down for a little while, it was pretty good. I would have sent the player to get fixed but it only had a 3 month warranty.
I would like to recommend to buy this "lil bad boy", but I have an obligation not to.
I am seriously thinking about possibly the Zen Touch because of its great battery life (I've heard reports from users of 24-26 hours straight!), its nice price, and that even CNet says its a good Ipod match up. I am not leaning towards an Ipod. My friend has one and it scratches EXTREMELY easily, and once you get past the scroll wheel, the look and image is its only advantages.
I also thought about the Zen Micro, but its 5/6 gb models are near the same price as the Zen Touch and if I'm going to pay that much, I'd rather have more space.
- Manufacturer: Creative
- Part number: 70PD052300000
- Description: The Creative NOMAD MuVo² combines cutting-edge high capacity 1" hard disk drive storage, high-speed loading and superb sound quality in a remarkably compact, easy to use package. Load up to 2100 songs (based on 3.5 min per song, WMA / 64kbps with 4GB storage) with simple plug-and-play, drag-and-drop functionality. Transfer any music or data files in a flash with super fast USB2.0. Enjoy high fidelity sound with specifications unmatched by other MP3 and WMA players. The NOMAD MuVo² is a perfect blend of capacity, style, versatility and ease of use in a tiny player for the active music lover. Grab it, load it, clip it on your belt and you're all set to go!
- Product type Digital player
- PC interface(s) supported Hi-Speed USB
- Signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB
- Total harmonic distortion 0.05 %
- Flash memory installed 128 hour(s)
- Digital storage Built-in 4 GB Hard disk drive
- Weight 3.2 oz
- Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.6 in x 0.8 in x 2.6 in
- Body material Plastic
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] USB cable
- Software type Creative MediaSource
- Microsoft PlaysForSure Yes
- Case type Case
- Strap Belt clip
Digital Player / Recorder
- Supported digital audio standards MP3 ,
- Playback modes Random play / shuffle,
- Response bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
- ID3 tags support Yes
- External hard drive function Yes
- Audio system built-in display LCD
- Resolution 132 x 32
- Backlight display Yes
- Display illumination color Blue
- Sound output mode Stereo
- CD system type None
- Digital audio standards supported MP3,
- Equalizer factory preset qty 4
- Equalizer band qty 4 bands
- Tuner type None
- Remote control None
- Headphones type Binaural
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Connectivity technology Wired
- Cable(s) included USB cable - External
- Connector type 1 x Headphones / remote control Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm,
1 x USB,
1 x DC power input
Battery / Power
- Battery 1 x Lithium ion Rechargeable Player batteryInternal
- Mfr estimated battery life 14 hour(s)
- Power device type [Feb 24, 2011 from CDS: Power Device] Power adapter
- Peripheral / Interface devices [Dec 3, 2010 from CDS: System Requirements] USB port
- Operating system Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP