Zen

  • The Zen Table Practices Mindfulness So You Don’t Have To

    Remember those little Zen rock gardens they used to sell for desks? So you could take a minute of your busy day to contemplate the void? Thanks to the magic of Kickstarter, you can build your own automatic, desktop-based Zen garden that will rake itself into endless patterns. Read More

  • Should You Push The Zen Button? Mu.

    Should You Push The Zen Button? Mu.

    When the nun Chiyono studied Zen under Bukko of Engaku she was unable to attain the fruits of meditation for a long time. At last one moonlit night she put a single blue button into an aluminum case and connected it to a simple USB controller. When she pressed the button Chiyono was set free! Read More

  • Creative Releases The ZEN Style PMP

    Creative Releases The ZEN Style PMP

    Creative is offering their new PMPs, the ZEN M300. Price at $40 to $90 these tiny MP3/Video players have Bluetooth support and a micro-SD slot and FM radio. They come in 4, 8, and 16GB sizes and they come in black, white, red or yellow. The M100 is exactly the same but without Bluetooth. Creative has been doing great stuff in the speaker world recently, especially with their unique Bluetooth… Read More

  • Video: Meet Weird Bipedal Robot ZIN

    Video: Meet Weird Bipedal Robot ZIN

    We've shown you quite a few weird robots over the past years, and now we have one more. Meet ZIN [JP], a model developed at Gifu National College of Technology in Japan. I don't know why exactly they built the robot this way, but it's funny to look at, especially on video (see below). Read More

  • Creative heats up the race for second with the the ZEN X-Fi2

    Creative heats up the race for second with the the ZEN X-Fi2

    Creative is back with another PMP. The ZEN X-Fi2 is rocking everything we like to see in a player too: 3-inch touchscreen, built-in mic, TV-out, FM radio, RSS reader, and a microSD card slot for further storage above the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB SSD options. Plus, at $130, $180, and $230, they aren’t priced too bad either. We just wish that Android was loaded onto this player like in the Creative… Read More

  • Creative ZEN Krystal features built-in pedometer

    Creative ZEN Krystal features built-in pedometer

    It appears that Creative has released a new MP3 player in the ZEN Krystal. Unfortunately, it seems that it’s only available in Hong Kong at the moment but perhaps it’ll eventually make its way stateside. The Krystal runs for about $90 and features 4GB of storage, OLED display, simple drag and drop file management (no drivers required), FM radio, voice recorder, three games, and –… Read More

  • Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    I’m not saying people will be rushing to pick up a Zen or anything, but it should be noted that Creative has announced the world’s first flash-based 32GB PMP and it’s the size of a CC. What else does $378 get you? That’s not a type typo, either, it’s $378. That’s cheap. Super cheap for 32GB of flash memory. A 2.5-inch display, 30 hours of music playback, five… Read More

  • Creative Zen Review

    Creative Zen Review

    Creative’s Zen line of media players hasn’t stolen much thunder from the iPod, but it has been more successful than many. The latest, dubbed simply the Creative Zen, is a flash-based player that does video on a 2.5-inch screen and rocks a full-size SD card slot. It’s not bad-looking, and it resembles the Zen Vision in many of the right ways. But its boatload of features and… Read More