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Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ten-oak-druid, Mar 14, 2011.
Speaking of mp3 players:
The Zune is Dead
Oh well, at least Microsoft has Kin.
I considered a Zune at one time but in the end it's nothing like my iTouches, iPad or iPhone.
And Courier and Window's Phone and...
Zune was a nice MP3 player marketed by the company led by worst CEO in recent memory.
That's true. In some respects the Zune was better than the iPod. Go figure.
I considered it just because I was getting bored of iPods. Then I got an iPhone. Boy did i make the right decision there.
Never forget that the zune brought us this:
I still find it a little disturbing but I think it's also possibly the single funniest thing I've ever seen involving Microsoft.
You mean the mobile phone which was dead before Zune?
I can't help but to think about all the wasted money in R&D, marketing, and manufacturing; It would have been more useful to just give it some homeless people for their booze/drug addiction.
Too bad. The Zunes were the best consumer music players.
Yeah, that's why they weren't, and are no longer, being consumed.
I was bought a dysentry beige origonal zune, it does 3 (kinda 4) things that i wish the iPhone i now use for everything did.
1.) physical controls for playback, i know want as few buttons as possible, but when its pouring down, and im wrapped up and the player is in my jacket pocket, i want to be able to press next track, pause, play, etc.
Not something thats ever going to be added to an i device, so im stuck with "inline" controls and a crappy headset.
2.) WI FI SYNC... come on , really !!!!! its the future already.
3.) battery life, (this ones apples and oranges really , as the zune was not also running a phone in the background, but i would still like a slightly thicker , heavier iPhone if it meant the battery lasted past 4pm in my day without charging)
and 4. is kinda not the zune itself, but the optional zune remote,. SO much better than the remote... i want more than play/pause back and navigation on a controler for my apple TV,
things i wont miss, the small screen, the dysentry beige colour scheme, the clunky software, and the useless music store..
This gives a whole new meaning to "welcome to the social"
Squirting my girlfriend just won't be the same anymore.
True. When I Microsoft Fanboy talks about that I also remind them that Mac OS X is better than Windows. Telling them they can understand how Mac users feel about market share. It doesn't always mean the right product won.
Audiophiles report the Zune to be a much better sounding player that iPods.
I really liked the screen on the Zunes.
Although i heard on a tech podcast that they are going to use the zune software for other things in the works for microsoft
The only good thing about the Zune was the software you needed to use one. So much better than iTunes in my opinion, if only there was a mac version
Zune HD are very good more mp3 players if you ever tried them. Very well-built and the OLED screen is very nice. This is not surprising since Zune will just live on with WP7 phones.
If you can find a good deal on Amazon, it offers more value than an iPod nano at near the same price. The Zune software is also very nice visually and far more stable on my PC than iTunes (no surprise!). I just wished it had external speakers.
If I can find a new Zune HD (32 GB) for under $150, I may just pick one up. I see 16 GB going for $100-$125 on CL sometimes. I will use it more for a dedicated music player with nice software and not the best portable media player that the iPod touch are known for.
Audiophiles will also tell you they prefer a $500 power cord to a $400 power cord and why, using all sorts of flowery language... as long as they know which one they're "listening" to.
I'm sure they're also pining for their record collection.
Just started using Home Sharing (part of the iOS 4.3 update). Amazing, my whole music collection via WiFi from my PC (running iTunes) on all my iOS devices.
It's kind of a shame, it was a decent looking product, with almost non-existent marketing.
Maybe they intended for this to happen, so they could intrgrate it better into WP7, sort of like how a lot of people ditch their iPods after buying an iPhone.
Don't forget Nick's Zune commercial.
It seemed like Zune owners were just used as guinea pigs for the WP7 platform. The software will still live on with phones. Only the dedicated mp3 players gets the shaft.
This is one of the nicer ads. Too bad not many people ever saw or heard it.
See. Hear. Touch. Feel.
And here is a Zune joke from Family Guy -