My Zune HD Review, Read it or Else.
If there's one reason people come to this blog, it's for reviews of products from people that don't even own them. And I aim to please.
The Zune HD is out and about, and it seems like a pretty solid PMP. That's Personal Media Player for those not as lame as I am. Now me, I have an iPod touch, one of those slow as heck first generations. So I'm in the market for a new one. And I think this may be it. Speaking of which, anyone want a used iPod touch? Sure it has some emotional engravings on the back that were about my last relationship that nearly ended in multiple lawsuits, but it still has the Bee Gees on it. I love me some Bee Gees.
Now, since I don't actually have a Zune HD, I'm going to be reviewing it mainly on looks, videos, and articles I've read from the Metro. They've got a real crack staff on that publication. I hear it's lighter than the touch, which is a plus, considering the touch was pretty light to begin with. And after watching some videos on Vimeo, I can honestly say the UI is a breath of fresh air from the iPhone OS. (what's Vimeo? Oofa, that's a blog for another day.)
But the real bread and butter of the new Zune is the fact that it becomes a media player on your flat screen. I enjoy the 360's interface, but just imagine that.....times a billion. See it now? Yea, it's pretty cool. One big sour point though, is that it seems like they aren't willing to open up their own version of the App Store. They're going to be putting out their own things here and there, because they don't want to confuse this with their Windows Mobile Marketplace. Hm, good move, since that's obviously the superior mobile OS. (did the sarcasm come through on that one?)
But the real bright spot comes with writing hidden on the manuals about being able to stream audio AND video to other devices. WHOA! That's what I wrote about in one of my last blogs, how I wanted it for the iPhone. Now I can literally sit on my rocking chair while reading this months Spider-Man and listen to Janet Jackson's new album without connecting anything. Take that terrorists!
I'd get into pricing and actual technical specifications, but who wants to be bored with those details? Not me sir. I have more important things to worry about, like when Kate Gosselins new talk show debuts.