Review: the New Zune
“Having survived its freshman hazing, the Zune is back for its sophomore revenge, and the iPod has every reason to be frightened. The Zune 4 (4GB, $149) and Zune 8 (8GB, $199) offer a leaner, lighter version of Microsoft’s full-size Zune 80 MP3 player (80GB, $249).
With a new hardware and software design, wireless sync capability, subscription music compatibility, and integrated support for audio and video podcasts, the Zune 4 and Zune 8 are poised to compete directly with the third-generation Apple iPod Nano.”
Source -> http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/11/23/zune/index.html
Posted on November 27, 2007, in Electronics, Gadgets, News and tagged competition, ipod nano, microsoft, mp3 player, new zune, review, WiFi, zune 4, zune 8. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
I have the black 4 gig. I love the wifi synching with my music library.
I got my 30gig zune for $5. I bought a club live account off ebay then used the account to redeem a zune. It came 2 months later, so worth the wait though.
Great deal, and more importantly, the 30 gig have a new firmware update that will also let you use wifi to synch your zune with the music library too. 🙂
The Apple products and their durability, the Zune and its song-purchasing schemes… they cant win em all. Anyway, please check out my my value for money MP3 reviews.
Thank you for your helpful information how about buy iPod nano is it alright?
Apart from the cost, I would say the Nano is good. I have nothing to compare it to, but it certainly suited my purposes while I used it. Bear in mind you need to use iTunes over other programs for smooth operation, and you’ll also have to go up against Apple’s beast of copyright protection .
Music and entertainment, your way. That’s what the Zune 80 GB Digital Media Player is designed to deliver. The Zune easily connects you with your music, videos, and pictures wherever and whenever you want, and unlike the iPod, it even has a built-in FM tuner so you can keep up with local news and sports. Your Zune gives you the power to wirelessly share full-length tracks, playlists, pictures and podcasts with your other Zune-wielding friends. And when you receive songs that you just can’t get out of your head, you can easily tag the songs and buy them the next time you sync up. Whether you’re listening to music, radio, or rocking out to the latest music videos on the bright, roomy screen, the Zune allows you to tailor your entertainment, right in the palm of your hand.