"Fantastic player"4.5 starson by Pibley
Pros: Price and features
Cons: Lacks the number of 3rd party accessories of the iPod.
Zune store isn't as content rich as iTunes.
Summary: The Zune is superior to its iPod counterpart. Yet Zune's online store is not as good as iTunes nor does it have the depth of selection on third party accessories. These are factors to be considered in your MP3 purchase. For my family, the latter wasn't so much a factor as was the former. Make no mistake about it; the iPod is a great device. Yet feature-for-feature, the Zune is better. Moreover, with the recent firmware update for Zune, it is that much more superior. One problem I have with iPod and Apple in general is that they nickel and dime you for every upgrade which is not usually the case with Microsoft.