Zune MAX Zune Review
So here are my thoughts and opinions on my Zune player listed below
I’ll preface this by saying that I have never owned a portable mp3 player of any kind and I do not consider myself any kind of expert on these things but I do own a Zune so I’ll tell you what I think about it. I think all mechanical devices have a life/mind of their own and my Zune will not act like your Zune or her Zune or even his. My Zune is mine and unlike any other, his name is MAX but you can find him on the Zune network as zunemax-com.
MAX is a sexy man with an executive look and sensible styling. He’s a tough guy that can handle a fall from 3 feet high to the floor below without skipping a beat and has been 35MPH on my 4 wheeler up and down some pretty rough trails and never cried once. MAX fell off my desk to the carpeted floor twice and rolled from my lap onto the parking lot when I parked the car the other day. I thought all of that was tough until MAX took a swim in the glass of water next to my desk last night and came out with little more than wet skin. That’s right, my Zune took a dip in my drink and came out perfectly fine. Yes, it was playing when I snatched him back from death by his earbud cords. It was literally nothing more than a dunk but he came out fine and still rocks on. No troubles yet. I think I jerked him out so fast he never really got wet but he did go underwater. I told you guys I was tough on my equipment and MAX has handled the worst of it thus far with no trouble.
Zune Music to my ears
I finally got the Zune software to work properly. I was forced to remove my original installation and reinstall the software on my PC. I have been careful to only run the Zune software and no other programs or downloads and it seems to be running fine now. I’m syncing now with multiple programs and have been running for about 2 hours with no troubles. The problem with that is that when I reinstalled the software it did not recognize MAX and I was forced to replace the content on my Zune. I lost all the preloaded video clips and I think some of the songs are different as well but they are still cool. I’m bummed I lost the Kranked Video and I hope I can find it again. Anyone?
Meet MAX Zunecast
Welcome to the first ZuneMAX.com Zunecast Episode #1. It’s not a podcast but you iPod fans can still watch it. You may call it a Videocast although it’s not an Audiocast and Netcast sounds so 90’s I won’t bother so I produced my first Zunecast instead. It’s more a tutorial that I’m not totally happy with it but it’s done and I’m looking forward to trying it again.
My first try at Zunecasting is a continuation of my Meet MAX article and I spend a few minutes running through the Zune firmware for you. You can tell I had some notes to keep me on track because the first two times I tried to do it on the fly and I kept messing it up. I realized if I was going to properly cover all of it I would have to have notes to keep me focused and still I messed it up. I barely go over the FM tuner and there is one mistake in the video. We’ll see if anyone catches it.
Zune Reviews Reviewed
Here we will feature the best Microsoft Zune reviews from around the web. We have yet to get our hands on a Zune although my man Cesar the Zune Insider.com has promised me one soon. Since we officially don’t have our own Zune to review we have borrowed this collection of Zune Reviews from Cesar.
Gizmodo hands on first full review
Gizmodo scored a hands on full review with the Zune player.
Zune: First Full Review – Gizmodo
Microsoft was kind enough to get us some hands-on time with the Zune, not batting an eye as we eagerly slided the player down our pants, enjoying the material it was made out of. Our thoughts first, then a gallery later.
The outside is made out of a rubberized plastic, which goes through an interesting process where they paint the inside a different color than the caseâ€”this gives the Zune a two-toned look which both looks and feels great. The corners (meticulously selected down from hundreds of minutely different corners) look like they glow, which is called the “doubleshot effect”. This comes from the inside radius being different from the outside radius.
So the big news: The Zune will be upgradeable. How? Let us explain…
Microsoft’s put in WiFi on the Zune, which even though it doesn’t seem to be a big draw to consumers now. The hardware paves the road for them to do various other “scenarios” with the Zune. In the future, via software update, the Zune should be able to possibly do stuff like share songs over the internet, wirelessly sync with the computer, stream music/video to other devices, and much more. The hardware is there, but it just needs to be activated by software. Microsoft’s decided to focus (wisely) on making the Zune simple to use and intuitive for people to pick up. Something that we think they’ve achieved.
WSJ (subscription required)
Electric News (Ireland)
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