Pros wifi (hope the hack comes soon), marketplace
Cons meets the current players, but doesn't beat em. replacing all my itunes
Summary I've had a ipod mini for ages and was waiting for the mythical ipod video to come out. Unfortunately my Mini had other ideas, the battery went place where dead batteries go. So I decided to take a chance on the Zune, and apart from some of the idiotic constrictions of the wifi and drm. I really like it and would easily compare it to any Ipod "currently" on the market. ps I gave it a 10 to offset the "fanboytards" I would probably give it a 7 or 8.
Pros Its easy to use
Cons its a bit chunky
Summary I'd rather give an 8, but seeing the Microsoft haters who gave it a 1, I wanted to up the average. I think the zune is better than the Ipod except for it size. It's very easy to use, it’s great for watching movies, and the sound quality is excellent and pictures look great on the zune. I like the fact that you can customize the background and that it has a radio. Downloading music form the zune market place is easy. I think the software for the zune is better than itunes. So if you want something new and stands out of the crowd the zune is for you.
Pros Big bright screen, easy interface and cool design
Cons The software
Summary On thanksgiving night, I went to compusa and cut in the wrap around line so i could get home with this. This player looks good, feels good and does its job good....well...pretty much. I love the features. The music, video and pictures are what I'm interested in. nobody i know has a zune yet so I won't be sharing songs. When I first plugged it into my computer to charge and setup, I was suprised at the software. before you can complete installation, it demands that it sync all the available songs to the device. Now, I dont want all my songs on there at once. It did the same thing with videos. I like my songs but i have duplicates and stuff like that. So after about an hour, everything synced up and all my music and most of my videos were on it. I put pictures on one by one. So my only complaint about this is that the installation software makes you sync all music to it before it goes any further. Other than that, its a great looking player with a lot of potential!
Pros lots of memory to hold all my songs
Cons this device has no cons to its hardware
Summary The zune is awesome and less scratch proned than all of the ipods.
Pros Media manager on the go
Cons No contacts or calendar
Summary This is a media manager. And if you a 360 it is a get 360 mobile type device.
This is not a device that will have me sell my nano because the nano is a great size device for working out, but all other aspects of media it fits the bill. I purchased the unit and have been happy every since. I ripped my dvd movies and my podcast are automatically added to the unit after itunes download them daily so I still get my podcast...daily!
Can not wait until the updates to come out and add even more features. And that is the reason why a 10 is on its way. The system was created with upgrades in mind and boy do they have some updates coming through 360 and vista media center and it is a matter of time when 3rd party software makers take advantage of this little device!
You will be able to stream from xbox, live anywhere, pocket office, TV shows (free if you have media center with a tuner)