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Microsoft Zune 1st generation

Microsoft Zune 1st generation
alaScore 84

9418 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9418 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and design are generally positive. The value for money and sound also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, sound, price, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Microsoft Zune 1st generation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Zune 1st generation

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8013 user reviews of Microsoft Zune 1st generation from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, sound, performance, design

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zune 30 GB Digital Media Player (Brown)Zune 8 GB Digital Media Player Green (2nd Generation)Zune 30 GB Digital Media Player (Red)

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Microsoft Zune

 

If you still want to buy a Zune after reading our review, you'd better not count on filling it with music from Microsoft's Zune Marketplace.

The Zune’s not a terrible first effort—it sounds good and Microsoft outfitted it with a fine screen—but it seems to us that the features that could have set it apart from Apple’s iPod are really designed only to tie the Zune’s users into buying other...

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Microsoft Zune

 

'- Premier baladeur sign\xe9 Microsoft, Zune assure aussi bien la lecture de musique, photos et vdi\xe9os. Ce juke-box de 30 Go int\xe8gre m\xeame une fonction Wi-Fi pour \xe9changer de la musique, sous certaines conditions, et des photos avec...

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Microsoft Zune Review

 

Sometimes, if your partners can't get the job done, you just have to do it yourself. And this is exactly what Microsoft is trying to do with the introduction of the Zune, a portable audio and video player built specifically by Microsoft. Arguably meant...

Large display; competitive price

Bland design; low quality ear buds; not compatible with PlaysForSure; poor media library

The Microsoft Zune is one of those products that you will want to avoid at all costs; at least this first generation.

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How to bump your Zune to 40GB

 

Despite our personal reservations on the topic, if you're rocking a Zune, we say more power to you, and we thought we'd let you know about this simple method to upgrade that little player of yours to 40GB. Ironically, iPodMods did the honors: turns out...

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Zune (30GB, red)

 

Editors' note: Microsoft provides a free firmware update for this older Zune model that adds many new features to the device. To learn about these new features, read our review of the third-generation Zune .

The Microsoft Zune has very good playback performance of audio, video, and photos; intuitive and colorful interface; good FM radio with RDS; works well with Zune Marketplace software; integrated wireless allows sharing of songs (limited) and photos;...

The Microsoft Zune is not backward compatible with WMA-DRM9; weak native video support (cannot play protected content) and no video offerings from Zune Marketplace; cannot be used as a hard drive (and no UMS support); proprietary USB; cannot use Wi-Fi...

The Microsoft Zune, with its intuitive interface and solid playback performance, will please most users. But lukewarm format support and the cool but limited Wi-Fi capability will have advanced users seeking more. The Zune is a very good start, though.

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Rumor has it Blackberry Storm hits streets November 14

 

Rumor has circulated around the net, courtesy of anonymous Verizon employees and Gizmodo, placing the street date of the anticipated Blackberry Storm at November 14. Why any company would want to keep the release date of such a product secret is...

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Zune 30 GB Review

 

In 2006, Microsoft introduced its latest attempt to take over the field from the iPod, with the Zune 30 GB. On the surface, this MP3 player looks good, and the specifications look good also. Does it have what it takes to push the iPod off the mountain?...

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Microsoft Zune

 

Microsoft's Zune is unique from other MP3 players mainly because of one really cool feature ??¨¬ you can wirelessly share songs, photos, and other miscellaneous audio recordings with other Zunes. Perfect if you want to share a song you love, a photo...

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Microsoft Zune 30GB Media Player

 

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Microsoft Zune Mp3 Player Review

 

The Zune is a refreshing change to what is on the market right now. It has some new features including Wi-Fi capabilities that will allow you to send songs or pictures to other Zunes. You can only send a song for someone to listen to once, but there...

The Zune is a great attempt at an outstanding MP3 player. There may still be some work to do on it before it becomes the greatest thing out there, but it could be on its way. With features like Wi-Fi, FM radio, a bigger screen, and connections to the...

Product Specifications

Zune starts with a digital media player and adds a twist. You can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your homegrown tracks directly from Zune to Zune. You can listen to the full-length songs that you receive up to three times in three days, flag the ones you like and easily buy them the next time you sync up. You can discover new music in the Zune Marketplace, and show off your favorite pictures and videos on the big, bright screen. Zune has all that and a built in FM tuner, too. Let your inner DJ run wild.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio / Video playback/Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based/Hard drive based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player/Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player/Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/24hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:30GB/4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:30GB
Type:Hard disk drive/None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in/3.6in
Height:0.4in/4.4in
Weight:1.7oz/5.6oz
Width:1.6in/2.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard/Microsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Zune

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue / Silver/Brown/Pink/Red/White
Refurbished:Refurbished

Remote Control

Type: None