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Microsoft Zune Just Call Me A Zunie

Reviewing: Microsoft Zune 30 Gig  |  Rating:
Jan Mayrhofer By Jan Mayrhofer on
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My sixteen year old son got a new Zune and, since he owed me money, he gave me his old Zune. I have to tell you that I’m actually an Apple iPod user, so the Zune seems a little complicated in caparison. I have a first generation iPod Nano, so I’m not accustomed to having video capabilities on a hand-held device. But I'm getting used to it though I still haven’t used all of the available features.

My son put the first season of “Heroes” on it for me, and it is so much fun to watch it while I’m waiting for him at his piano lesson or at the dentist’s office. It’s also a wonderful gadget to take on a trip – just don’t forget your charger!

The Zune has an FM radio, plenty of storage for photos, and, of course, is also an MP3 player. The easiest way to have unlimited access to whatever music you want to download, is to sign up for a membership for $15.00 a month through Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace. This is called your Zune Pass and with it you can find T.V. shows, videos, and podcasts to download. Zune.net

Zunies (my name for Zune users) can share music and photos back and forth, though this is a feature I can't really comment on, as I haven't tried it yet. If Isent my son a picture of the full-to-brimming recycle bin, do you think he'd catch the hint?

The storage capacity of the Zune I have is 30 gigabytes. My son’s is 80 gigabytes. Compared to my 4 gig iPod, I feel like I’ll NEVER use all the space I have! But I’m going to have fun trying!