Sunday, April 6, 2008

Zune after a few weeks

I gotta love when I've had a device for this long and most of my complaints are around how I could easily use it more - not about how the device or it's software function. I've been very pleased with my 2nd generation 80gb ZUNE. The software continues to be easy to use, and I've had zero issues with the device itself. I've been able to find all sorts of accessories for it, and it works great with my Zune Altec Lansing speakers at work, as well as my iPOD type Altec Lansing's that are portable (using an AUX in port and a patch cable). Here are a few things I'd like to have as "Extras" though:
  • The ability to just right click a video on or other video sites and say "Copy to zune", or maybe drag and drop on the zune software and have it download and convert. I love having videos on it, but the conversion process is unnecessarily time consuming. This isn't unique to the Zune other portable media players are in the same boat.
  • The ability to easily import playlists from WMP or other players. I hate having to recreate playlists, and I miss my autoplaylists from the WMP.
All in all though I'm still lovin' my Zune. If people could just get over being peeved at Microsoft long enough to just LOOK at and USE the product they might find they too like it. MS rarely comes out with the first of anything (mp3 players included) and you generally like to wait till the 2nd generation comes out - but once they do they tend to get it about right. IMHO the Zune is just that.

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