My new Zune

ZuneWell, a little earlier in the year – about a month ago – I was contacted by matchstick.ca and chatthreads.com to be one of the 300 canadians to test drive an 8gb Zune.  Naturally, I said ‘OK’ and as promised, I received the Zune to my door!  All i had to do – if I wanted to – was write something about it.  Sooo, I’ve gotten of my lazy ass and here we go.

The Zune: an 8GB, super thin, easy to use media device.  K, I’m done…

Just kidding!!  HAHAHA!

Well, let me tell you.  I like it.  First off, let me tell you about what I got:

  • 8GB Zune;
  • Premium Headphones – and let me tell you, they are premium;
  • Case, extra earbuds for the headphones;
  • A/C adapter;
  • USB cable;
  • A link to download the software.

So, the first thing I noticed – and was very impressed with – was the size of the unit. Super thin. In fact, I thought I was going to break it when I pulled it out of the box, but it has proven to be a very durable little unit.

Second – but #1 most favorite thing – the premium headphones. Can I just add that I’ve been looking for earbud style headphones with good sound for a long time and have settled on SkullCandy earbuds. The SkullCandy’s were much better than my standard iPod earbuds (which suck my balls) but didn’t really have the fantastic sound quality that the Zune premium earbuds had. Fantastic I say! They’re comfortable, have great sound quality and have amazed me time and time again with this magical no tangle feature on them. Needless to say, I love them.

The software. I like it. It’s very flashy and easy to use, unlike the clunky, restrictive iTunes. The only real issue I had was with adding podcasts to the Zune. It was a little tricky, but I eventually got most of the ones that I like to listen to onto my Zune.

All in all, I’ve really enjoyed my use of the Zune. I’ve recommended it to a fair amount of people who have asked me about it.

What’s next….
more software reports, Zune to Zune, the social aspect of the Zune and Zune vs my iPod.

Thanks for the awesome new toy!!

giddy up!

  • http://www.mediumandthemessage.com/ zoe

    ugh…i am not liking the software. but im impatient as well and i hear that most mp3 software is not so good.

    everything else i love!

    z

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