Eighth Graders Test Zune

Two classes have been selected nationwide to test the new MS Zune. One of them is Eric Langhorst’s class. So if you see his students listening to music, they are probably hard at study. Eric Langhorst is a social studies teacher in the South Valley Junior High School. His students are testing the new MS Zune, which allows easy transfer of video, audio, pictures and music, wirelessly.

Langhorst has recieved nationwide recognition for his work in student learning, with an incorporation of technology. He uses “studycasts” which are downloadable podcasts which can be listened to on an MP3 player, iPod or computer. Langhorst has also worked with Microsoft, including discussions on the use of the Zune in classroom learning.
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Zune Help & Repair Tips

Although Zune is considered to be one of the best multimedia players available today, you need to remember that it is still an electronic device that is liable to malfunction or get damaged.

Whatever the cause for damage, you will see that there are certain people and companies that will be able to repair your Zune player. In fact, you will also be able to upgrade your Zune player as you get it repaired. Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube on Zune: How to Convert YouTube to Zune Format

It is a fact that YouTube provides great entertainment. Here, you will be able to find different kinds of videos. From home videos, to the latest music videos and movie trailers, you can be sure that you will be able to find your favorite videos on YouTube.

Now, wouldn’t it be great if you can somehow get YouTube videos and put it in your Zune player? By doing this, you will be able to watch and even share your favorite YouTube videos wherever you are. Unfortunately, YouTube doesn’t allow video downloads in their website. However, there is a way to download YouTube videos but it will be in FLV format. After you download them, you can use a YouTube video converter to convert them to other formats supported by the Zune, iPod, PSP and others. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune Skin Cases: Personalizing Your Zune Player and Stand Out From the Crowd

If you are the type of person who wants to stand out from the crowd, you will see that Zune skin cases will be able to provide you with this benefit.

There are quite a lot of Zune skin cases available for sale today. Each has unique designs and features, which will definitely add more convenience as well as add some style and protection to your Zune player.

Zune skin cases are available in hard cases, and it is also available in silicone cases which can protect it from accidental bumps and also protect the Zune player from scratches and dust. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune Upgrades: Making Your Zune More Powerful

Have you ever thought about upgrading your Zune player? If you haven’t, then you are missing out a lot on the capabilities of your Zune.

Although Zune is indeed upgradeable, it is important to remember that doing so will void the warranty provided by the manufacturer or the distributor.

Like any other electronic equipment, the Zune player is very sensitive and tampering with it in order to upgrade it will only increase the risk of damaging it. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune FM Transmitters: Sharing Your Music via Radio

Imagine going on a long road trip with your family and friends on 2 or even 3 cars. You suddenly noticed that the radio signal in the area you’re driving doesn’t exist anymore or only provides very low quality audio.

Surely, after long hours of driving, the music in the radio will definitely help to ease boredom and get you going to the next stop.

So, in order to keep entertaining your fellow drivers who is following you in the other cars is by sharing your music with them that is stored in your Zune. However, what if your friends in the other cars don’t have any Zune player? Read the rest of this entry »

Zune Playlist Problems: How to Solve Playlist Issues in Your Zune

You know for a fact that Zune is a great device that can enable you to create your own playlist and listen to your favorite songs while you are on the go. However, no matter how great a device is, you have to consider that the Zune is not yet perfected.

There are some playlist problems that you may come across with the Zune player. Basically, you can have thousands of songs in your Zune player. However, you need to remember that creating playlists for the songs you want to queue for continuous play is not as convenient as it may seem. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune for Microsoft – A Good Problem to Have?

Microsoft is facing a similar problem with the Zune as Nintendo faced with the Wii a short while back. They are flying off the shelves faster than they can be made. The 80 GB Zune was not expected to be out of stock so fast. That was the reason Microsoft was focusing on the Flash based Zune players. The result is this – you will be lucky to get a Zune immediately from a retailer.

Microsoft is making an effort to correct this problem in a little over a week. Contrast this situation to the initial Zunes – people just did not want them. On Black Friday the Zunes (80 and 30 GB) were the second fastest to be sold on the internet. The fastest was the Nintendo Wii.
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Zune Battery Tips

No matter how you use your Zune player, the battery will eventually die down and you will need to charge it in order for you to keep on enjoying listening to your favorite music as well as watch your favorite videos.

Basically, if you watch videos, the Zune player’s batteries will be able to last about 4 hours. For most people, this is quite inconvenient as you will need to charge it every now and then.

So, here are some tips on how you can make your Zune battery last longer and enjoy it more without having to charge it often. Read the rest of this entry »

Ugliest Tech Products-Zune?

What a surprise to come across an article from MSN about Microsoft Zune being in the top 10 of the ugliest tech products ever created.  I’m positive that the Zune team isn’t at all happy about this because I am not either.  Isn’t great enough that Microsoft Zune came out with an innovated product that is slowly fulfilling the needs of music lovers?  And isn’t great enough that we’re getting all those goodies at an affordable price?  Don’t we all agree that quality is most important in products we look to purchase?  Apparently not everyone agrees!

Great Deals On Zune 30

Has anyone heard or seen the deals on the Classic Zune or Zune 30 going online and offline? I went to Walmart the other day and saw that they’re now on sale for just $149.99. It’s brand new and has all the features of Zune 80 except the DVD quality TV out and a touch pad. But that’s just it! It comes with the same warranties as all other Zunes, so what more can you ask for? I think it’s a great starter Zune for the new Zune fans, don’t you think? By the way, at Newegg and Buy.com they’re selling the Zune 30 for $139.99 so an even better deal. The only downfall is that you would have to pay for shipping and wait a week to get it to your door. All in all, Walmart would be a better choice. Since Walmart is everywhere, you can return it easily if anything is wrong with it.

Oh yeah, Woot is selling a refurbished black Zune for just $99.99. These are players which were returned back, not exactly new, but as Woot says, “Microsoft-certified with full accessories, full warranty and even fresh retail packaging.”

Here are some good deals right now on the Zune:

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ZuneSocial Required Barcode

Most, if not all of the Zune fans, including myself may be wondering about the new online community ZuneSocial registration issue.  I have tried to register at the site myself and of course, like most of you, I didn’t have a barcode or didn’t know what to put in.  So I emailed Microsoft press and support to inquire about the website and the required barcode.  She told me that the website is not yet live and isn’t expected to be live until mid November which is about the same time the Zune 2 will be available.  The exact and confirmed date for the Zune 2 availability is November 13th.  She also explained that once the website goes live, it will not ask for a barcode.  That info is for the Microsoft techs who are working on the website right now.  That’s all for the barcode question.  Hope it helps!

Price List Of The New Zune

Below is the price list of the new Zune to be released mid November.

4 GB= $149

8 GB= $199

80 GB= $249

You can now pre-order the new Zune from electronic stores such as Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.

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Zune’s Sharing Is More Than A Feature

Zune wireless MP3 player allows music sharing for three days, then gives consumers a chance to purchase it.  Seeing the youthful audience that enjoy this particular feature, Microsoft sees the potential it has to topple the King, Apple iPod/iTunes.  Although, Microsoft does not claim the Zune is all feature-complete; we, as consumers, can make the assumption that in the near future, many more useful wireless capabilities will be added to the Zune. 

Zune #1 on Amazon!

We just found out from Zune-Online that Zune was the #1 hard drive player on Amazon!

White Zune No 1 On Amazon

Possibly due to the low price at $169.99 per unit? 😉

Another Limited!

You know, I’m seriously thinking of making a Zune Edition page listing all the original and the limited editions. And yes, we have another one. 😉

Zune Limited Edition Nylon

Zune has decided to partner with Nylon Magazine and sell 1000 “limited” editions of the Zune!

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The latest limited editions will first come out at Nylon’s Fashion Week party (Soho).

Unofficial Zune 2 Mock-up

According to the techdudes at Gizmodo, we have a new mock-up pictures of Zune 2.

First Zune 2 Pictures

My first impression of it was… nothing.

Firstly the colors are quite interesting in that brown seems to be gone. People either hated it or loved it. I wasn’t too pleased with it. Replacing the brown, the new red seems like it’ll attract a new group of customers.

Second, the placing of the buttons seem a bit awkward. The two Micky Mouse ear type of buttons seems a bit crowded at the top. Maybe the center button should be shifted down a bit? Also a complete redesigning of the middle button is necessary in my point of view. That is dull and quite ugly looking.

The glossy effect I’m seeing… I hope that doesn’t come in the 2nd version. One of the greatest parts about Zune compared to the iPod was that it was quite scratch resistant and yes! No fingerprints! Woo-hoo! But with a glossy look, a highlight of the first gen. will certainly be destroyed.

Lastly, is it just me or did the screen just get smaller? I hope we have at least 3.0″ of screen so we won’t have to all get glasses. 😉

More info to come as more news is leaked! Stay tuned in to Wired Zune for more info!

Yet Another Limited Zune: It’s Binary!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Zune article. 🙂 But as Microsoft  have shown us over the last few months, there is yet another Limited Zune! Probably the coolest one yet in my opinion.

Binary Zune

Word has that this version was only given to the Zune web team. But, will it be only a matter of time until we see one of these come up on eBay again? 😉

Red Zune. It’s Real!

That’s right. It seems like it is for real. Remember the red Zune eBay auction we mentioned about? Then, many many websites being skeptical about it? Well, the seller proved it wrong.

The red Zune is in fact for real. Check these new pictures out!

Red Zune on eBay

Red Zune on eBay

Red Zune on eBay

And of course, the link to the auction right here. 🙂 The other auction with so many skeptics didn’t catch much fire, but with these real pictures now, the price should start to rocket pretty soon. It’s actually at $202.50 right now. But the question remains… Is it worth it to get it now when this will go public pretty soon?

First Watermelon Red Out at eBay?!

Ok, whether yet another Zune photoshopping or not, there is a red Zune out on eBay. Yes, I did say a RED Zune. Whether the player inside is the Watermelon Red or not, I’m not too sure of currently. However, there are two shots of the casing, which is surprisingly similar to the limited edition of Pink Zune casings.

Also, just a side note. We were supposed to see the “Reds” this week, but it seems like there may be a slight delay. 🙁 So,  I guess these pictures will have to do for now…

Red Zune on eBay
Red Zune on eBay

Update: Just contacted the seller if I can get a photo of the player itself inside. 🙂

Source: Zune-Online