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I just saw a Zune, and guess what? Its a piece of shit.

by Trevor May | 3rd December 2006 | Asides Gadgets | 1 comment

I just saw a Zune, and guess what? Its a piece of shit: “Zune manages to take the very few features of the iPod and over complicate or ruin them. For example, the navigation copies the iPod’s in the way it looks, and for absolutely no reason, because the way the navigation works does not require the scroll wheel design. This tell tale sign of unergonomic design is known to product designers as a skeuomorph, it’s why cheap hifi equipment has lots of flashing lights to look ‘pro’.

I’ve spent a week setting this thing up and using it, and the overall experience is about as pleasant as having an airbag deploy in your face.”

Sci Fi Tech also has an article on “Why the Zune won’t steal Christmas“.

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  • Grid212 December 6th, 2006 4:57 pm

    Lol! I can’t believe so many people have tried to ‘rip off’ the iPod and failed so badly. Who have they got designing these knock-offs, blind chimpanzees?

    I gave up trying side-step the pod and this year bought my first one. Not because it’s brilliant per se, but finally pound for pound it’s good value.

    Everything I hear about the Zune sounds awful, they’ve even ‘verbalised’ it into the definition of losing your music to DRM.

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