Saturday, January 20, 2007

Zune Owners Get NEW Finger In The Eye

If you are not familiar with the Zune, then count yourself lucky. The Zune is Microsoft's new portable music player. From that standpoint, it does do that, however you can get other players that can do that for alot less.

The Zune's claim to fame is that it has WiFi that allows you to "squirt" (honest to God, that is the term they use) a song to another Zune and that person can play it up to 3 times in 3 days.

That is the only thing they used the WiFi for. What a waste of potential.

As if that is not enough, here is the latest "Fuck You" from Microsoft to Zune owners, if you buy songs from the Zune music site that are owned by Sony or Universal, the "squirting" feature is disabled. Yes that sucks, but one would say "Well don't buy those songs" which is good advice IF THEY TOLD YOU AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE!

No, the only way someone finds out that they can't loan a song to someone is after they purchased the song and they try to "squirt" it. On top of that Sony and Universal make up about 40-50% of the music available on the Zune music store website.

It's almost poetic justice for someone stupid enough to fall victim to Microsoft. As P T Barnum once said "There's a sucker born every minute, and two to take him"

For the full article click here.

I now understand why the Zune is the only music player that offers BROWN as a colour option: the Zune is a piece of shit.

Until next time, keep on having fun (and stay away from those Zunes).

"bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong"


Sal said...

I can't believe that Microsoft called their Zune the "iPod Killer"!

RadioFreeG said...

Yeah JR, stick it to the man! WOOOOOO! I hope the Zune's all get shipped back to Microsoft headquaters and they force the designer to eat them whole and shit them out! Extra screens for Gates! Yum, smells like Zune in here!