Microsoft's iPod Competitor!

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    OK, so it's not really any sort of competition to the iPod, but here's MS' latest attempt at a portable music player - the Microsoft Office Radio :rolleyes:
     

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    And, for comparison purposes:

    PS. Sorry about the bad photos, that's what a cheap camera does to you!
     

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    what the hell is it supposed to be/do? is it just a tuner or does it have mp3 (probably wma *shudder*) capabilities? earphones? speaker?
     
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    It doesn't do much at all! It's basically just a tuner with a headphone socket. I guess I should've mentioned that in the original post, how stupid of me :rolleyes:

    Edit: Oh, and it's got a built-in "mini torch" which is only bright enough to reach about 15 cm.
     
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    Wahahaha!!

    Typical microsoft! Make a half ass product that...

    wait...

    suddenly nothing about that product makes anything even remotely resembling sense. Why?
     
  6. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a cheap giveaway to me, something a lot of companies do. I'd be surprised if they were advertising this...
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Yeah this is definetly swag.


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    is that a compass? I guess if you buy that piece of junk you need a compass cuz ur totally lost.

    im surprised ms didnt just swipe and ipod and paint in XP colors, that would be more MS style
     
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    Why would you buy that when a) Everyone who listens to on the go music, other than in a car, knows that radio sucks no matter what city you live in. b) you can buy a 20 dollar CD player with a radio tuner?
     
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    Microshaft focuses on the SCHEDULE to get the product out, not the actual product. :)

    I.E. > "We must ship something like this in 3 months. Wait its crappy? Oh well."

    Maybe some day i'll understand their logic...

    HAHA...when i first looked at the top picture i thought it had been photoshopped as a parody:) Then i saw the second picture....oh man.
     
  11. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Re: Microsoft's iPod Competitor! er...right.

    Wow what a stupid thread. Seriously. This is right up there with boxers vs. briefs.
    I mean did it occur to ANYONE here that this is a cheap promotional gift?!?!? (Upon further reading of the thread I see that there are a few people that have the old synapses firing.)
    Microsoft gives this crap away for free all the time. THINK for a second. Why would Microsoft put the Office logo on a radio it was going to sell?!?! In fact why would MS even bother to sell a radio to begin with?!?! Answer: They wouldn't.
    Critical thinking people. Try it out one of these days. :rolleyes:
     
  12. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    wow. are people not thinking today?
    it's obvious it's a cheap giveaway, not an actual product. the topic is sarcastic!
    lol:p
     
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    ...And here's Apple's entry into the up-and-coming Keychain market. (Personally, I think Pepsi make a much higher quality keychain.):p
     

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    Re: Re: Microsoft's iPod Competitor! er...right.

    I'm sorry but I just have to post this image. :D

    It's being directed at anyone above the post i just quoted.
     

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    Re: Re: Re: Microsoft's iPod Competitor! er...right.


    Shouldn't that image read "stoned" instead of "owned"? ;)


    Lethal
     
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    Those pics have me so excited I think I'm going to .......
     

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Microsoft's iPod Competitor! er...right.

    Heheh. I have other "owned" pictures. I was thinking of posting the one with the giant ore hauler crushing the Ford pickup. ;)
     
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    lol *sigh* I think i should get more sleep....or at least be awake when posting. :)
     
  20. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Interesting idea to form it in the likes of a C-clamp. Don't know if I'd buy that since I'm through with flash based products.
     
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    Yes, I was being sarcastic, sorry to everyone I misled :(
     
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    No prob. That's what the ;) emoticon is for. :D

    As in I've heard Palm is buying Microsoft and Apple is buying Palm ;)
     

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