Tuesday, November 14

In case you are one of the few people that does not own an iPod....

Microsoft just released it iPod competition, Zune.

Money.com has a good comparison.

However, I have to add my two cents and give you  another article by Walter Mossberg, the technology authority columnist for the Wall Street Journal, published last Thursday.

"Placing the Zune next to the 30-gigabyte iPod provides a strong contrast. The iPod is thin, sleek and elegant looking, The Zune looks big and blocky"

"...the Zune has too many compromises and missing features to be as good a choice as the iPod for most users. The hardware feels rushed and incomplete. It is 60% larger and 17% heavier than the comparable iPod. It has much worse battery life for music than the iPod or than Microsoft claims -- at least two hours less than the iPod's, in my tests. Despite the larger screen, many album covers look worse than they do on the iPod. And you can't share music libraries between computers like you can with iTunes."

Make your choice wisely, but heed Walter's advice.

1 comment:

AllBeehive said...

According to the tech guy on NBC this morning...the Zune is a great feat of technology with a larger screen than the IPOD. Good fair competition.

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