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Gadget of the Day: Creative Zen Vision:MDon King’s taken his seat, and the bell has sounded – it’s time for battle between the iPod video and the Crea

Gadget of the Day: Creative Zen Vision:M

Don King’s taken his seat, and the bell has sounded – it’s time for battle between the iPod video and the Creative Zen Vision:M, following the Zen’s UK release today.

The 30GB Vision:M has been given a £250 tag compared to the £220 iPod, but who’s the favourite? Creative’s southpaw recently bagged a couple of titles at CES – including overall ‘Best in show’ – and plays every video format worth caring about. The iPod’s less committed to video, but still flaunts an undiminished cache and user-friendliness. It could be a points decision, but for pure video frolics, we’re plumping for the Vision:M.

Of course, you may not want such a pocket-dominating device. If that’s the case, we can report the Zen MicroPhoto and its super-sharp OLED display has just had £20 slashed from its price– you can now bag one for a very reasonable £180.

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