Vaja i-Volution is Gorgeous

Makers of the Balance case which we have reviewed, Vaja has released another line of cases for the Zune! The i-Volution!

From the pictures of it, it seems as if extra protection has been added for the Zune, but what I’m really digging right now is the double colors!

Vaja i-Volution Case for Zune

The price of the case begins at $70, but can be customizable to suit your needs.

Zune Styles – The Social Powered Database.

Phew. It’s been a long time since the last post, so I decided to make a quick post about anything. πŸ˜‰

So, the Zune world hasn’t been the most exciting for the last several days. But I decided to treat you all with a little update.

Wired Zune has been recently working on a division site of ours, Zune Styles. It’s a place where one and all can contribute to a daily growing styles, themes, backgrounds, mods, etc. for the Zune.

We’ve been receiving some great feedbacks, but the site is still in its BETA form as we’re experimenting with it here and there, but if you’re looking for some cool backgrounds for your Zune or if you’re a designer, we urge you to go check it out. We already have some contributions made by ZS users, but we’re hoping to see some from YOU!

Check it out. πŸ™‚

Win a FREE Zune from Microsoft!

Microsoft must’ve thought that we were in need of more of those free Zune contests. πŸ˜‰

Make MSN your homepage… And you could win* a Zune!

So, for just the heck of it, I entered. Why don’t you? Odds are like in the nano world probably πŸ˜€ but you never know whatΒ  could happen!

Best of luck to all who enters!

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! Wired Zune and the staff would like to wish you all a very happy day with your loved ones!

Happy Valentines Day

Being a Zune site, we can’t really ever forget the Zune of course. πŸ˜‰Β  Just incase a few people forgot about our post here, Zune is also running a Valentines Day promotion with quite a few Valentines wallpapers for your Zune. Not only that, buy a Zune for someone else and get a free pair of premium Zune earbuds!

Anyways, back to the point of the post. Happy Valentines Day! πŸ˜€

Join the Microsoft Zune Team!

Now here’s your chance to really get close with the Zune! No more some Zune users or anything like that.

Get in the real action by joining the official Microsoft Zune team by clicking here! Oh yeah. 34 positions available for you to join up in. Everything from a Business Planning Manager to a Marketing Manager is in there.

Oh yeah, also. If any of you decide to get into the team, especially the Development Manager, make sure you contact me. πŸ˜› We’d love to have you join our insider team. πŸ˜‰

Rare Zune Master Edition For Sale On eBay!!

Ok. So there are like 100 orange/pink Zunes out there. But guess what! There’s the next best thing that you probably couldn’t buy off a shelf on Wal-Mart. In fact, there is a 0% chance that you’ll ever get these off the shelves of any stores… that is… except eBay.

You all probably know by now that eBay has a hella crazy lot of things for sale over there. Anything from rubbish to extremely rare items. Just a while ago, a rather “rare” for us Zune fans popped up.

Zune Masters on eBay

In fact, a Zune Masters edition of the Zune is actually being sold on eBay here! It is being sold by a user known as snip3rm4n man and he seems to be doing a favor for a Zune Ambassador friend who decided to opt-out on all the promotion part. I think the guy could’ve gotten a better deal had he sold the light changing Zune cup depending on the temperature of the liquid and the Zune Ambassador edition of the Zune itself.

Zune Masters Back on eBay

I’m currently thinking of taking part in this auction. Already got a Black and am not a big fan of the Brown as it reminds me of the edge of typical swamps, a cool Zune Ambassador logo at the back seems very well worth it. Heck, you even get an awesome cup!

Also, if you’re looking for a slick Zune bag by North Face, you may want to check this auction out held by the same person.

Zune Masters Bag by North Face

But beware for those interested… Winning this auction doesn’t mean you’re in the Zune Masters club.

Zune Phone Confirmed. It’s Coming.

FCC, probably one of the major “leak portal”-if that’s the way you want to put it :D-just gave it away once again! According to MarketWatch, something similar to a Zune Phone may be in the works. CrunchGear was also able to find clues on a possible Zune Phone back in Monday, but it seems as if it is now true and confirmed.

On Monday, Microsoft filed a mysterious FCC application that seemed to somewhat resemble a wireless device able to work as something like a VoiP.

According to CrunchGear and the FCC filings, this “mysterious device” will actually be using OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) rather than WiFi or Bluetooth. OFDM is actually going to be a widely used modulation scheme in the 4G standards in near future. Despite the fact that current companies such as T-Mobile are still struggling with 3G standards, as Sprint/Nextel have actually announced plans to build a 4G network on a 802.16e mobile WiMax standard, it seems like the Zune Phone may just be the device that may lead the way…

If what CrunchGear is speculating is correct, that’d be great! πŸ™‚ At least some competition for the upcoming Apple iPhone and at least some sort of a new upgrade to the Zune in a sense, right?

I’m looking forward to it at least. πŸ˜›

Zune Ready For Valentines.

First of all, this isn’t news regarding ZuneStyles. πŸ˜› Anyways, with the valentines day fast approaching, the Zune team was generous to offer a few Zune backgrounds that you could use for Valentines. These backgrounds, like others that you’d find on the web, is in the correct dimension and ready to go into your Zune. According to Cesar, if you also purchase a Zune for someone, as a Valentines promotion, Microsoft will add a free Zune Premium Earbuds! Great deal!

Zune Valentines Background

Looks great! πŸ™‚ I guess I should get an official Zune wallpaper section going at ZuneStyles soon…

Zune.net Updated.

Zune.net has actually been updated as of yesterday and is in full throttle currently. Nothing too exciting, but you can have more control now over your account.

Zune.net Update

Since the support section seems to have dramatically changed, could this be an indication that finally, Zune users will be able to receive some quality support from Microsoft? Not sure about it as of, since it’s only been a day since the update. Hopefully it will though.

Unconfirmed: Zune Phone Coming.

Zune Phone seems to not be too far away. With the Apple iPhone planning on being released in mid-2007 this year, we’ve been hearing all sorts of news on when Zune Phone will be released or if it ever will be released. But according to CrunchGear, it seems as if the Microsoft team is once again in their round table, working their minds to capture and seriously compete against Steve Job and Apple’s iPhone.

But considering how only idea clouds are being formed as of, there aren’t really specific launch dates (although we’ve heard a ready to be sold at 2007 Holidays news) or even specifications on the Zune Phone.

Despite this fact, a Zune Phone looks as if it’ll be more of a smartphone that’ll co-work with the Zune AND the Zune Marketplace. Windows Mobile running on the Zune Phone seems like an unlikely decision by Microsoft. Probably an interface similar to the current Zune’s UI? After all, people are quite fond of the revolution that Zune has brought in terms of MP3 interface.

More updates on the Zune Phone as they’re released. But with the iPod coming in June and hopefully the Zune Phone coming in late 2007, I wonder how many will bite the Apple rather than wait for the Zune Phone…