Last week I’ve finally received my black 8GB Zune. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed with it.In fact, I’m really disappointed with it. First, there’s the look and feel. After holding an IPod nano, you won’t really like the Zune (and yes, the nano is not as good as the real thing). Yes, the Zune is slim and small, but the IPod has something special that makes you want hold it forever (probably it’s that cool wheel). Navigation in the Zune is not bad, but it’s not better than in the IPod.
Now, the really bad thing about it: installing software and copying music to the Zune. Let me tell you that I’m not an ITunes user, but when I had to set up my mother’s IPod, I was able to do it in just a few minutes. Not the same experience with the Zune. First,I lost count of the number of times I had to restart the Zune because,somehow, the connection was always falling.
After updating the software, I couldn’t really copy any mp3 to the Zune. Once again, there were connection problems. Interestingly, I’ve found one or two posts that said that the connection problems might be caused when you have all your USB ports in use (which was my case). So, I decided to try my luck with the notebook. After a couple of connection problems, I was finally able to copy the damn music to the Zune.
And that app you use to copy/delete stuff from your Zune…it’s simply awful. So, yes, I can tell you that I won’t be recommending it to anyone…