Nov 14th, 11:31 pm
Got a good printer? then your in luck! Before you run off to buy a Zune from the shops seeing as you decided not to buy from the ZuneInfo shop :(, you might want to take this with you:
But no guarantee it will work, you will need a very good printer or you could just get lucky and have a pretty easy going store clerk. How ever, no harm in trying, and let us know how it goes.
Oct 2nd, 7:15 pm
A few pictures of 1 halo fan and how you can personalize your Zune. We were told that these are picture of a Halo 3 theme for the Zune, but its a bit hard to tell that right now. So apparently you can customize your Zune beyond changing the wallpaper on it.
Sep 28th, 11:58 am
Ok guys what you been waiting for. The hard core info!
The multi media play from Microsoft, the Zune will be out on November the 14th and retail for $249 US. There is also info on the Zune Marketplace, which will offer A ZunePass (giving you access to millions of songs) will cost you $14.99 per month. If you want to buy a song individually it’ll cost you 79 Microsoft Points (or 99 cents).
As for the pre-loaded content to come on your shiny new Zune, well here is the list:
- 30 Seconds to Mars, â€œThe Killâ€? (Virgin Records)
- BT, â€œ1.618â€? (DTS Entertainment)
- Chad VanGaalen, â€œRed Hot Dropsâ€? (Sub Pop Records)
- Coldcut featuring Roots Manuva, â€œTrue Skoolâ€? (Ninja Tune)
- CSS, â€œLetâ€™s Make Love and Listen to Death From Aboveâ€? (Sub Pop Records)
- Fruit Bats, â€œLive: The Wind That Blew My Heart Awayâ€? (Sub Pop Records)
- Grandaddy, â€œElevate Myselfâ€? (V2)
- Hot Chip, â€œOver and Overâ€? (Astralwerks Records)
- Kraak & Smaak featuring Dez., â€œKeep Me Homeâ€? (Quango Music Group)
- Kinski, â€œLive: The Snowy Parts of Scandinaviaâ€? (Sub Pop Records)
- Paul Oakenfold, â€œFaster Kill Pussycat (Featuring Brittany Murphy)â€? (Maverick Records)
- Serena-Maneesh, â€œDrain Cosmeticsâ€? (Playlouderecordings)
- 5 Boro: â€œA New York Skateboarding Minuteâ€? (Skateboarding)
- Radical Films: â€œKranked â€” Progressionâ€? (Mountain Biking)
- TGRTV The North Face (Skiing/Snowboarding)
As you know there is also the also the slury of accessories to acompany your Zune, and here are the confirmed ones so far:
- Zune Home A/V Pack. The Home A/V Pack includes everything you need to amplify your Zune experience. This set of five products integrates Zune with your big-screen TV and the best speakers in your house. The wireless remote puts you in control from virtually anywhere in the room. When you buy the Zune Home AV Pack, youâ€™ll get the AV Output Cable, Zune Dock, Zune Wireless Remote with Lithium Battery, Zune Sync Cable and Zune AC Adapter for $99.99.
- Zune Travel Pack. The Travel Pack includes everything you need to travel with your Zune device in style. This set of five products is designed to keep you and your friends and family entertained while you travel. When you buy the Zune Travel Pack, youâ€™ll get the Zune Dual Connect Remote, Zune Premium Earphones, Zune Gear Bag, Zune Sync Cable and Zune AC Adapter for $99.99.
- Zune Car Pack. The Car Pack includes everything you need to hit the road with your Zune device. With AutoSeek, setup is easy, and you can enjoy your music on the go and charge at the same time. When you buy the Zune Car Pack, youâ€™ll get the FM tuner with AutoSeek and the Zune Car Charger for $79.99.
- Zune AV Output Cable. The A/V Output Cable lets you connect your Zune device to a TV and home stereo. Ideal for listening to music and showing pictures and video, the A/V Output Cable is simple to set up and use, and will retail for $19.99.
- Zune AC Adapter. The AC Adapter lets you charge your Zune device without a PC. For convenience, the AC Adapter will charge your Zune device in about three hours and will retail for $29.99.
- Zune Sync Cable. The Sync Cable lets you connect your Zune device to your PC or the Zune AC Adapter (sold separately). It works as a replacement for your original sync cable or as a spare for travel and charging, and will retail for $19.99.
- Zune Car Charger. The Car Charger lets you charge your device in the car while listening to your favorite music and even while using the FM tuner with AutoSeek (sold separately). The Car Charger will retail for $24.99.
- Zune Dock. The Dock elegantly displays your Zune device anywhere in your home or office. Featuring a connector port and an audio/video output, the Dock is ideal for syncing, charging and connecting with home A/V equipment. (A/V connectivity requires the Zune A/V Output Cable, sold separately.) The Dock will retail for $39.99.
- Zune Wireless Remote for Zune Dock. Designed for use with Zune Dock (sold separately), the Wireless Remote lets you control your device from across the room. The Wireless Remote gives you quick access to your current playlist as well as full control over menu navigation and volume. The Wireless Remote will retail for $29.99.
- Zune Dual Connect Remote. The Dual Connect Remote offers convenient playlist control and two headphone jacks with independent amplifiers and volume controls so you can listen with a friend or family member. The Dual Connect Remote will retail for $29.99.
- Zune FM tuner With AutoSeek. The FM tuner with AutoSeek lets you wirelessly listen to music through your carâ€™s stereo through the FM radio. AutoSeek automatically finds the optimal station so itâ€™s easy to set up, and will retail for $69.99.
- Zune Gear Bag. The Gear Bag lets you bring Zune and related accessories with you wherever you go. The Gear Bag comes with a rugged exterior and fitted compartments to protect your device while you travel. The Gear Bag will retail for $29.99.
- Zune Premium Earphones. Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Premium Earphones produce superior sound and feature a noise-isolating, in-ear design. With a convenient storage case and three earpiece sizes to choose from, you can listen to your music with added comfort and quality. The Premium earphones will retail for $39.99.
Wow did you get all that? Thats a quick round up and we will post more info and go more in depth with a follow up post shortly. Alos an interview is expected from the Bitter Sweet band we talked about earlier.
Check back soon!
Sep 24th, 11:00 pm
First, we heard this morning from David Caulton of Microsoft’s Zune team that “Zune won’t be undercut on price by iPod”. Then Gizmodo leaked a story indicating that Microsoft met yesterday to determine the price of the first Zune player.
Apparently Microsoft had initially set $289.99, to undercut iPod’s $299 price for its 30GB player. But after last week’s price breaks from Apple, knocking the 30GB to $249, Microsoft pushed the price down to $229.99.
We’re loving the aggressiveness of Microsoft’s pricing. It’s a clear gauntlet-drop - and says a lot about Microsoft’s determination to grab a generous slice of Apple’s pie.
Sep 20th, 6:50 pm
A new Microsoft employee blog popped up not long ago, David Caulton is the man behind the blog Zunester.com. Recently a reader said he herd some where the the Zune would be more expensive then the iPod. With David saying in response to that “Zune won’t be undercut on price by iPod.”
Although its no definitive price, its getting closer ;)