Zen Stone speaks up next week

Creative's new crop of speaker clad Zen Stones were hardly a show stealer at CES but they're still mightily impressive for such tiny fellas and we've

Creative's new crop of speaker clad Zen Stones were hardly a show stealer at CES but they're still mightily impressive for such tiny fellas and we've just been passed a note to say they'l be arriving next week.

As well as the Shuffle-like MP3 player of the Stone and added OLED screen, FM radio, voicerecorder and stopwatch of the Stone Plus, both models will now be available as 'with speaker' versions.

We're not sure they'll be the last word in fidelity but in a fit of bountiful generosity, Creative's held or lowered the price compared to the standard players.

Dark blue, black, pink and champagne will be the colour options, with 2GB in the Stone Plus and a choice of 1GB or 2GB in the Stone.

Rather puts the new screenless, speakerless, radioless, microphoneless and more expensive 2GB Shuffle into the shade.

Creative Zen Stone with speaker 1GB, 2GB, Zen Stone Plus with speaker 2GB

Price: £25, £30, £37

On sale: Now

Contact: Creative