Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Zune Gloom - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Zune Gloom SpamSandwich Posted: October 3, 2006 3:26PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 http://zunelicious.blogspot.com/2006...zune-buzz.html Comments Reply 1 of 7 zandros Posts: 537member October 3, 2006 4:08PM Isn't the damned thing larger than a first gen iPod?I want to be marketing director at MS. Such an easy job. Reply 2 of 7 chucker Posts: 5,089member October 3, 2006 4:23PM 30 GB iPod: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches, 4.8 ounces80 GB iPod: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches (27.9% thicker), 5.5 ounces (14.58% heavier)30 GB Zune: 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.58 inches (7.32% bigger, 34.88% thicker), 5.6 ounces (16.67% heavier)Yes, I'm sure the WiFi chip and antenna and the bigger, same-res display must be the cause. Not. Reply 3 of 7 addabox Posts: 12,660member October 3, 2006 8:37PM Funny, looking at the linked pictures and reading the dimensions, it occurs to me that the one dimension you really want to keep to a minimum is thickness.The Zune could even be a bit wider or taller, but if it were thin, like 30 gig iPod thin or thinner, it would still seem fairly svelte.As it is, it's just a bit taller than an iPod but seems bulbous and brick like. It's like, imagine a Nano half an inch thick. Doesn't matter that it's tiny, that would kill it. Reply 4 of 7 kcmac Posts: 1,051member October 3, 2006 8:52PM What makes it so heavy? Isn't it all plastic on the outside? Reply 5 of 7 lakingsfn Posts: 141member October 3, 2006 9:06PM Man that thing is ugly! Reply 6 of 7 SpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member October 3, 2006 9:47PM For some reason, both Leo Laporte (of TWiT.tv) and Alex Lindsay (of PixelCorps) love it. I'll judge it once I can see it in person... but then again, I don't have a PC anyway to use it. Reply 7 of 7 xool Posts: 2,460member October 3, 2006 10:42PM Quote:Originally Posted by SpamSandwichFor some reason, both Leo Laporte (of TWiT.tv) and Alex Lindsay (of PixelCorps) love it. I'll judge it once I can see it in person... but then again, I don't have a PC anyway to use it.The interface on the zune itself doesn't look bad and is definitely more flashy than the iPod. Also, the bigger screen is handy for navigation. Clunky design and buttons doesn't wow anyone though.Maybe it got killer battery life?I dunno, I'm not sure why they're for it either. Have they actually held one? Sign In or Register to comment.