It has been too long since we have had a MP3 player review. With plenty of MP3 players popping up, we are back with two Creative MP3 players: Nomad Muvo2 and Nomad Muvo TX, the latter of which we will dive into a bit later.

Although MP3 players are quite commonplace, it is that much harder to find the one that perfectly suits your needs. Combination flash drives/MP3 players are a dime a dozen now, and the fact that many of them are made of cheap materials doesn't help. Nevertheless, there are still a select few that rise above the rest.

That having been said, the big bucks, so to speak, are in the higher end stuff: MP3 players with a storage capacity of 15GB or more. This is so even despite the fact that most people who own MP3 players of this variety don't even hit three-fourths of the storage capacity. Of the companies currently in the MP3 market, there are really only two big names going after the ~5GB MP3 player market: Apple and Creative.

With more MP3 players to come, let's begin our reviews with Creative's Nomad Muvo2 4GB.

Nomad Muvo2 4GB – Biggest of the Creative's Ultraportables


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  • melgross - Sunday, May 30, 2004 - link

    I wonder what the percentage of people are using this for what it was designed for vs. the drive camera angle. Creative probable doesn't care, as long as they sell, but... Reply
  • nigham - Sunday, May 30, 2004 - link

    one thing i noticed with the Muvo NX - my current MP3 player - it DOES NOT recognize files that start with odd characters '[', '_' and such to be music files. caused me a huge heartache when i first bought it coz all my files are organized as "[Artist] Song Name"!! Reply
  • nigham - Sunday, May 30, 2004 - link

    does this play .ogg format? i sorely need a player that plays ogg (since all my music is in that format) - and as of now, i believe only iRiver supports it. Reply
  • Lurks - Saturday, May 29, 2004 - link

    Deleting posts? Nice... Reply
  • MrEgo - Thursday, May 27, 2004 - link

    Ok, I admit I hardly know a thing about MP3 players. That being said, I am looking for a good MP3 player to listen to while I exercise. So basically, here's my requirements:

    1. Cannot skip while I run or bike.
    2. Able to upload songs from my computer onto the player.
    3. Able to delete/add files freely without buying memory cards.

    Would the player that was just reviewed support my needs? If so or if not, does anyone have any other suggestions for other players that may be cheaper that would suit my needs?
  • wassup4u2 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - link

    What formats does it support? MP3, obviously, but how about .wma or .ogg? Reply
  • Foxbat121 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - link

    Correction: Type II CF rather than Type III Reply
  • Foxbat121 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - link

    Micro Drive is type III CF compatible which means you can used it as Type II CF cards. And I think we're talking about Muvo2 4GB here not 1.5GB. Reply
  • nightowl - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - link

    I thought the Muvo2 1.5GB used a microdrive and not flash memory. Everything I have read says that it and the Rio Nitrus use a microdrive instead of flash memory. Reply
  • Foxbat121 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - link

    Most people bought Muvo2 just for the internal CF sized microdrive. You will find a lot of Muvo2's on sale on eBay without the microdrive. The MD alone costs $500 retail. ANd it works with most digital cameras that accept CF II cards. iPod has the same micro drive but is specifically modified so that it won't work inside a camera.

    It's hard to find anywhere that has Muvo2 in stock. Most places sold out in a few hours.

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