"Hate the Interface"1.5 starson by MRMOAV
Pros: Good Music Player
Cons: Horrible interface, Sharp edges on buttons, Screen brightness terrible, lousy EQ
Summary: I finally got to use my friends zune for a few hours the other day while at the library. Though I do kinda like the look and feel of the zune, the interface is terrible in my opinion. I do like the click buttons on the front(you can feel them click) but i hate the hard rigid sharp edges around them. The click wheel is also annoying and while holding the zune in my hand for a few minutes it felt way to heavy and my thumb started hurting like crazy and cramping, might be top heavy with that small wheel. Most importantly playing around with the interface really started getting me upset. I hate it with a passion. I can't remember where things are, nothing makes sense, I can't figure when and not to use the forward back buttons and things seem so slow!!!!!!!! Plus the equalizer is a joke and the brightness on this this is horrible. I will say the sound quality does seem a bit better then on my old 5G ipod but that may be due to my crappy apple earplugs. I did like the size of the screen it really looks HUGE but then when I was watching some trailers on both at the same time I really didn't notice the screen size difference, strange. But I really started HATING having to constantly rotate the darn ZUNE scree all the time when a video or photo would pop up. Overall I think it's a great little gadget...IT guys will probably buy it since they are indebted to Microsoft for the rest of their lives but I really doubt will see more then 2 million sold a year. I am also wonderig with this Universal $2 deal on each zune. What Microsoft is going to give every studio 2 bucks??? I think this was a terrible move and Universal really just started to tick me off about their greed. Overall I give the Zune a 3 since besides using it as a Mp3 player every other aspect of it is Terrible and the GUI is horrible the screen is so dark and pixelated and the countors and rough edges of the ZUNE make it unbearable to use.