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Creative Nomad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Creative Nomad. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. Reviews about the memory and performance are different. The headphones and reliability get critical views.

sound, portability, size, price, design

usability, reliability, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Creative Nomad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Worth buying


I have had this MP3 player for about two years now, and I still use it almost everyday. I am a 17 year old kid, and this is the perfect little toy for me. It's small, can fit in my pocket without any problem, and it has a voice recorder and a radio,...

Very portable, cool looks and good sound

not cheap, kind of slow starting up, earbud headphones are just no good

Apr, 2002

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Wait For Better Technology!


I bought the Nomad 64 because I wanted a compact player that had good sound. However, I did not anticipate that I would have software problems. Plain and simple, the software for the Nomad sucks! The following is a detailed description of a few good...

good sound, compact

8 character filenames, no win2k support, additional software problems, no clip, battery life

Mar, 2001

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The MP3 Player for the Patient People


Good storage capacity - Quick charge - Durable case

Slow parallel interface (needs USB)- The incl. headphones are marginal. Way too pricey.

Feb, 2001

Consumer review (

The Nomad: To buy or not to buy.



Small size, weight and convenience.

Headphones are not quality

Feb, 2001

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I use this almost daily!


I bought this player because I was tired of carrying a bulky cassette player to the gym, and radio reception at the gym isn't too great (plus, I go to the gym in the morning when most radio stations are full of yakking DJs rather than music). I wanted...

Almost weightless, great MP3 sound, great size

Flimsy compartment covers; freezes when bumped, poor shuffle feature, poor FM reception

Dec, 2000

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This gift keeps on giving and giving


I got this MP3 player as a gift, but I've since shared it with many people. I like the voice recording option, and I like the way it operates. It is very light, there hasn't been any problems with it thus far. I bought different stereo headphones...

everything about it is great

I wished it had better headphones

Dec, 2000

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Good Little Player!


I've been living with the Nomad 64 for about 6 months now, and am generally quite pleased.

Compact design, great sound quality, sturdy

Awful FM reception, sometimes finicky media

Nov, 2000

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Hmmm Carry a bunch of CD's or a Nomad


The main question people are facing when buying new portable music devices is do I want to carry this around. If you think about this a Nomad is definitely going to be your choice. The Nomad MP3 player is a small wallet size device that plays around...


Must have mp3 format

Oct, 2000

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Waste of Money


I bought the nomad on features. I found that the thing does not go nearly loud enough. Also there is NO WINDOWS 2000 SUPPORT, not now not ever. this is not the first time creative labs have dumped on their loyal customers!


no support

Oct, 2000

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NOMAD is by far the Best Deal on the Market


While looking to buy an mp3 player late last month, I looked over quite a few opinions about the Nomad. Most, if not all of these were positive, but nothing prepared me for the awesome ability of this player.

Just about everything

"Shuffle" function doesn't randomize really well (track number 1 is always played second, and doesn't go through all tracks without extensive listening)

Oct, 2000

Product Specifications

Creative NOMAD allows you to customize your own digital music and audio content and take it anywhere you want. Mix your favorite selections by recording from your personal CD collection or downloading MP3 files from the Internet, and transfer them directly to your player. You can even add Environmental Effects to your recordings with a Sound Blaster card. Creative NOMAD is also a digital voice recorder. You can use it as a Dictaphone to take notes, record a message to a friend or colleague, and upload it directly to your PC. With 64MB RAM (32 onboard / 32 removable media upgrade card), Creative NOMAD provides one hour of CD-quality audio (or more with adjustable bit-rate encoding) or 4 hours of voice recording. Removable flash card support enables you to upgrade your player in one-step, so you can take your favorite content with you without carrying around multiple CDs or MiniDiscs. That means your NOMAD will function as a complete digital storage device to store and transfer data files between home, work, or school. The CD installation disc and MP3 contents discs are included.