Pros Great sound quality, excellent ease of use, shell doesn't show fingerprints, subscription content
Cons Zune software isn't always easy to use, doesn't have a book-reader mode, WiFi is useless
Summary The Zune is a solid player with excellent ease of use. Yeah, it isn't an iPod killer but it's a worthy alternative. I really like using it. I got it instead of the iPod because the Zune Marketplace has subscription content. If iTunes had subscription, I would probably use it. The Zune software on the PC is visually nice and has some good ease of use but at times it shows its PC roots. The WiFi feature is lame. First of all, hardly anyone has a Zune so there is no one to share music with. But even if there were, I wouldn't be likely to share it. Another reason I bought the Zune was that I was sure that Microsoft would soon be adding lots of cool features. Not so. They have put out a couple of patch releases but there is no added functionality since it was released. BTW, I like the fact that it uses only one USB cable to synch and for power.
Pros Nothing. AT ALL
Cons IT's Junk!!!!! Check the web for this problem....dates back to 2008 Typical Microsoft crap.
Summary Unit arrived with no obvious damage. However, I have installed it on three different fully updated and patched Windows systems. the first was anXP SP3 installation, second was a Windows Vista Home Premium system and the last was a Windows 7 SP1 system. All three exibited the same problem. The unit is recognized by windows and the driver successfully loads, device manager reports the device as operational. When the device is connected via the USB cable (Tried 2 different cables) the Zune software loads up but fails to detect any connected devices. The Error message that is displayed states READ ERROR: "The Zune Software can't access important data on your device. Try disconnecting it and reconnecting it. If the problem persists contact customer support." I am unable to upload / sync to the unit. it's basically a useless brick.
Pros great fuctionality
Cons a bit bulky not touch screen like the second gens
Summary I bought this as a gift for my family
1. i hate ipod
2.would be great and durable for my kids to watch movies on in the car
i read that the wifi fuctionality was useless but microsoft fixed that problem now you can purchase from the market place and sync on the wireless now as well. the movies look great. i have a in-car monitor with av in so i bout the av cords for this model and now i can play my movies in my car with ease as well as play music and my wife can even play her games on the monitor in the car it is a must have for any media fanatic
Pros TONS of memory, great video playback
Cons A little bulky, no ac adaptor comes with it
Summary I love this MP3 player, I bought it for my wife who uses it on occasion but I put a bunch of movies on there and watch them when she goes to sleep early. Its a great alternative to the Ipod and it has these neat functions to work with my Xbox 360 and windows media center PC together. The ac adapter is a little bit of a hassle but I can plug it into my 360 or my PS3 to charge. I don't think you could wear this too easily on your arm but other than that, no problems.
"i like it but,,,,"on by zoenicole
Pros cute color, radio tuner , background pictures
Cons i could never install it
Summary i bought this zune , when i got it, it was nice , it already had videos in it so i could see the quality and i liked it . but when i tried to install it i kept getting this error message, went to zune.net and tried to ask for help but i kept getting this message that it was out of my region,(yes i currently dont live in the states) i cant subscibe to podcasts and i eont be able to buy froom the store ,to tell you the truth i preferred to change it , i got my money back , and im gonna buy another type of mp3 ....