i had my last zune stolen out of my car a few years ago, so i had to buy this one secondhand. i jokingly suspected that once the person found out what it was that they got, sans cable, i'd find my car broken into the next day, with the zune back on the seat.
i joked about it, but i felt too devastated about not having a zune to let it go. so i got ol zuney the second, here
the design of the actual physical object still holds up really well today. i suspect that a quick firmware update and maybe a new, higher res screen would be all you'd need to make it feel like it was released this year. its weight isn't too crazy, and i think we've gone around the "one device does all" loop and come back to that fuzzy feeling of proprietary stuff a bit. i sort of feel like it could make a splash in some circles if it came back.
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