Microsoft Zune: Details and Predictions

Posted on August 20, 2006. Filed under: Gadgets |

A number of new details have come to light about Microsoft’s upcoming Zune MP3 player, such as the fact that its bundled earbuds have magnets which make them stick together, the “scrollwheel” is actually a four-way rocker button, the device itself has a magnet on its back (possibly for earbud stickage?), there’s a grip on the back for watching videos in landscape mode, and EMI will pre-pack the device with music videos. And like the Neuros devices before it, the Zune will receive and transmit FM radio, so that you don’t have to buy an accessory in order to hear static-y digital music over your car stereo.

Gizmodo even scored an exclusive photo — taken in black and white because the Microsoft employee who apparently leaked it didn’t want to get busted (each of the 150 beta units evidently has its own color scheme, to discourage such leaks). Nice work, Gizmodo. Or, if the Microsoft leaker actually works with its PR company, congratulations is due there as well; this photo is adding considerably to the buzz around Zune.

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