Lets get to the point in this review, the Creative Vision M portable media player is one hot tech item. This mp3 plays video files much better then the First gen video ipod. The Vision M has a shaper brighter crisp screen for viewing video and it includes a A/V port for viewing videos on your television which the iPod video doesn't. If you love watching you pictures in a slideshow then you can't beat the vision M, it's screen is just so bright that you will love watching pictures of fish and mountains go by.
The Vision M has a wonderful music file playback system, the Vision M has a touchpad instead of the iPod click wheel, but in my opinion the touchpad performs way better. You can play MP3, Wav and wmv files and the upload times are really decent as long as you have USB 2.0.
The Vision M also has an FM tuner and it works really well, I like hooking it up to my car when i'm driving to work because it works better then my car radio. The sound is as crisp as a bose sound system which I thought was impossible.
The Voice recorder is useful if you want to record a memo or add audio to a web video. The Voice recorder saves to 4-bit wav files which are good sounding. One of my favorite features is the fact that the Vision M can sync with you Outlook express. This is useful if you just want to read you email on the go.
The Vision M has decent battery life, it lasted about two hours for me when I was playing video files on my tv, when I charged the player it only took around two hours. Overall I think this is a much better multi-media player then the PSP or iPod video, it's small and decent looking and it will last many years.