I think at the end of March/May (? I forgot when my contact individual said I signed up…), I found out about a word of mouth program by matchstick.ca. They are in works with chatthreads.com to send out 300 Zunes, I think in Canada. Anyway I hadn’t heard anything in awhile. So I just forgot about it. Until I decided that I wanted to go pick up a few things at Dollarama, and while browsing the organization box section, I get a call from an number that didn’t seem very familiar to me. Anyway to keep it short. I qualified for a Zune.
Now this was great timing. I was thinking of buying an Ipod, but I really really dislike getting things, just cause the rest of the world is getting it. (Except to this rule is the obvious purchases from EDM. It’s totally not the same thing though.) Anyway when I was younger, I bought tear-aways when everything thought they were so cool. Then I regretted it, cause I looked ridiculous in them. So after that, I stopped buying things that people though were cool. Therefore avoiding things that were thrends. So unless it was a classic, I avoided them.
Anyway, I borrowed my friends Ipod nano. the new stumpy one. The first thing I noticed, was that I hated the earbuds. Then when I switched them off, I realized that the sound quality wasn’t anywhere near that of my Sony Ericsson w810i Phone. And the Ipod is made for music! So I returned it to her. I had bought a Phillips, or was it Creative? back in January. It was really cheap, and good enough for music listening. But I got sick of the interface, and gave it to one my childhood friends, who could be easily satisfied, and not as picky as me.
So receving this Zune, was pretty cool. I was soooo anxious though, seeing as it was released 2 weeks ago, and I only received mine on Monday, the 23rd. The promotions for the Zune were everywhere! Anyway it was a tease.
I have to do a proper review on this,
but here is what I can say so far…
- I personally think that the uploading program, the Zune OS?, that sync’s to your Zune, is quite annoying. Yes it provides every possible way of viewing your files, but I find that unnecessary.
- it was also hard to navigate on the first try. It took me some fiddling around to finally understand how to upload things to my Zune, and organize things
- my pictures turn out very nicely on the Zune. The colours are ALMOST true to colour. I would say…85-90% of the original colouring, which is pretty good in my opinion.
- The stock headphones are not great. Thank goodness for the premium headphones I got otherwise, my review on this might have been greatly affected.
- the player itself is VERY light. and sleak. It makes me wish I had the 80gig version.
- radio capability is a very nice function
ok I have to leave it at that for now…
cause I have an exam in less than 12 hours.
Which is the only reason why I am awake, this early in the morning.
So I’ll leave it at this, and do a proper review later, with hopefully some real batter life capability as well. Which as we all know, is crazy important. My friend now wants to take my Zune, when she heads to Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, for short term Missions/Outreach.
Except…I’m gonna hide it so she doesn’t snatch it from me :P