Interview with Zune BETA Tester — Gear Live

Our friends at Gear Live have once again, “caught” a BETA tester of the Microsoft Zune. 😉 (You guys are so lucky!)

These BETA testing buddies were “caught” by the Gear Live team at the Podcast Media Expo. One lucky dude was able to get a hold of something we’ve been trying to convince Microsoft to send us for a review. 🙁 Anyways, he’s a BETA tester, with a Black Zune (Microsoft didn’t give him the Brown one because that’s the one everyone’s after! ;)), and just to tell you, he’s not affiliated with Microsoft.

Here’s a quick summary we organized for you from the clip:

  • Magnetic Earphones: These really help you not have tangled earphones.
  • Radio Presets: Great for those who are fans of radios.
  • You can locate your songs through albums, artists, playlists, genres, songs, etc.
  • If you’ve got thousands of songs (this guy’s got like 4000), and you want to listen to a specific song, you can use the Quicklist feature.
  • Possibly, you may be able to set up the Zune with your Media Center to import videos from your TV. (Unconfirmed)
  • Automatically imports pictures from your PC. You can then, watch them using like a slideshow!
  • Have to use the Zune Marketplace. Files from iTunes, MSN, etc. won’t work with the Zune.
  • BUT! You can rip songs from your CDs and store them in your Zune.
  • Guys with Brown Zunes have some authority. 😉

Here’s some pics (10) that we personally took for those who can’t see the video.

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Check out Wired Zune in a couple days. We’ll have some more awesome caps ready for you to look at. Also, interviews with people closely related with Zunes will be coming to a Wired Zune near you!