and of course, the Zune, all packed neatly in the neat box.
After removing it from the box, first thing you have to do is connect your PC to net and install the Zune Software from zune.net, without which Zune will be ‘locked’. So this was done in a jiffy and I connected my Zune to the PC and started syncing. If a firmware upgrade is needed, it’s also done easily. After syncing is done, you can enjoy the preloaded contents of Zune, as Zune comes with few songs, pictures, videos preloaded.
The Zune looks simple, with a Zune pad and 2 small buttons for ‘back’ and ‘play/pause’. The screen is a scratch proof glass screen. And the size of 4GB/8GB Zune is very small, almost credit card size. But when you start using it, you find it to be the most easy and convenient to use its controls. With its unique Zune pad, which you just have to either brush your fingers/thumb or can be clicked 4-way or at the center. Zune pad also registers velocity, just brush your finger quickly and you can fly through the list and just tap it to stop the scroll. You will find the Zune pad controls to be very natural. The zunepad is complimented by two buttons.
With its matte finish the front gives a solid look while its back is metallic matte finish. At the top it has the Hold switch and space for lanyard loop. And at the bottom it has the connector port and headphone jack. Some may not like providing the Headphone jack at bottom. (But I think, that will be convenient when you will be keeping your Zune in your Upper Shirt Pocket.) I also would have liked a cover for the connector port, like they are provided in some digital cameras. The included headphones sounds very good and they snap together magnetically.
The Zune's user interface is simple, easy to navigate and fast to respond.
The new Zune software installed on your PC is easy, and you can be familiar with it as you start using it.
I had no problem with its set up, syncing or transferring my songs and videos to Zune. In fact I have converted many movies to Zune format and been enjoying it on Zune. It’s one of the best experience to watch your favorite movies on Zune. One has to see it to believe. I have also set up 10 FM local stations as presets and enjoying the radio also.