Product Designs of Audio Players (Part 5)

My conclusion and list of references used. Just realized too that I have way too much Wikipedia’s reference; feels kind of unprofessional…

Conclusion

While the comparison between Creative Zen Vision: M and Apple Inc. iPod is definitely not exhaustive, this report hope to show that many differences actually exists between what seem to be two similar products. Many times, more is not necessarily better: Vision: M attempts to pack in more feature than the iPod but pales in comparison to iPod on the user experience scale. In the long run, what consumers need are audio players that are easy, intuitive and user oriented. By being focused on not trying to do too much, iPod shines as a digital audio player and has become a part of many consumers’ life.

Works Cited

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Wikipedia. (n.d.). Creative Zen Vision: M. Retrieved February 5, 2007, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Zen_Vision:M

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