Zune vs. iPod

Okay people,
there has been a lot of controversy over iPod and the new Microsoft Zunes.
Most people automatically say that the Zunes are terrible, because they are made by Microsoft. Well I am here today to discuss to you the ups and downs to iPods, and Zunes.

I have had first hand experience with both Zunes, and iPods. First I will discuss the Zunes. Also, just because the Zunes are made by Microsoft don’t think they automatically are terrible.

Zunes:

  • Cool, Slimming design
  • Crisp large size screen
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
  • A very fun and easy to use scroll pad (Applies only for 4gb, 8gb, and 80gb Zunes)(That pad is soooooooooooooo fun)
  • Zunes are usually cheaper than iPods (Some might argue that this is because Microsoft can’t sell as many as Apple, but this is still up for debate.)
  • Zunes offer wireless sharing so you and your friends (who own Zunes) can send eachother pics, videos, and music, free! Directly on the Zune!
  • Zunes are compatible with .wma files and things like that, which iPods do not really like.
  • Some of the acceptable formats for Zunes are: AAC, MP3, WMA, JPEG, WMV, h.264, and MPEG-4
  • The Zunes have a built in, easy rechargeable battery. They charge when you plug them into your computer, or into the Zune AC Adapter (Sold Seperately from the actual Zune.) Also, you can plug your Zune into your computer and watch and listen to your files on it while it is charging.
  • Putting files (and taking them off) of your Zune is really easy and very, very fast. I was actually pretty surprised at how fast the transfer was. I put a 17 MB file on my Zune and it took a little less than 30 seconds. (17 MB is a lot of space for 1 song.)
  • The Zunes can have up to 24 hours (with the wireless off. Around 20 with it on.) of music playback! (Wireless on would be radio playback.) Up to 4 or 5 hours of picture and video playback too!
  • Also, the Zunes have RADIO on them!! You can sit back and listen to your favorite radio stations. You can preset your favorite radio stations and listen to them with ease! Also for some stations it actually shows you the name and band of the song that is playing, and even more info!
  • For a full charge (If you have used up all the juice.) It takes only 2 hours for your Zune to have all its battery back!

That’s all I can think for Zunes. I’ll have another post for iPods soon.

If I think of anything else about Zunes i’ll also post that.

Enjoy!

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  • Craig

    Part 2 is coming soon people!

  • Craig

    Part 2 is coming soon people!