Originally Posted by ronnsprocket
i bought a zune80 at launch. the thing was amazing. i loved it. I took it to a college football game and listened to the announcers. the glass screen was awesome, seriously, needs to be standard on all ipods across the board.
unfortunately, the hassle of running parallels just to use my music was too much and i just swapped it out for an 80g classic. i have to admit, i miss the zune. the large screen and easy to use zunepad. i constantly and running my thumb down the middle of this classic. I do appreciated the integration between itunes and ipod and my macbook pro. i think coverflow is useless, and doesnt even really look that great. i wish that the screen showed a larger view of my album art on the now playing screen.
its a shame, really. microsoft has whipped the classic with the zune80, and the only reason they lost this customer is because it doesnt work on a mac. and to all the people who say its not worth it, your wrong. the growth rate of mac's at universities is outstanding, and that a strong demographic for determining what's cool and what's not.
p.s. the screen on the classic is just wimpy, its just feels so cheap. alas, i will use it because 80gig pmp on mac is slim pickings.
that must be some kool aid...
I have used a Zune as well. felt cheap as can be.
The screen blurs when it transitions and it is plain ugly. not to mention the Zunepad? Dude, what in the world?!? That thing only exists because MS would get sued trying to copy the scrollwheel. to each his own I guess, but you are the only person in the world who would buy an iPod and then miss the clunky pad on the ms product. Every time I used it, I thought it was going to break off.
since managing music isn't something you need to do all the time, I don't see why you had to dump your beloved zune, but that's your perogative.
Besides, who wants a Zune when you can have an iPod touch!? Way better screen. Not a stretched iPod screen, but a true high res screen. touch features, etc. If you need the gigs, get the Classic. It has the same res screen as the Zune and plays video as well.