The Microsoft Zune is a competitve alternative to the Apple iPod. The screen is larger the device offers almost identical capability as its marketing enemy. It can play video, view photos, display album art, transmit songs wirelessly, tune into the radio, and of course play music. The drawback about the song transmission is that it can only be to other Zunes and the songs deteriorate after only three days. This aside, it is a great music player for the relatively lower price. It is pretty sleek, though not as slim as the Apple iPod. It makes up for this in its user interface which is pleasant and intuitive. Functionality meets basic necessity for a user; one couldn't really ask much more of the features of the Microsoft Zune. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a portable media device. The video quality is nice as well!