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Month: May, 2009

Whet your appetite: videos of ZuneHD

29 May, 2009 (08:49) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

More details and videos are surfacing about the ZuneHD, which will be released this fall by Microsoft. The video above, from C|net, doesn’t clearly show the entire menu of options, but gives a glimpse of the look and feel of the new player.
One thing that strikes me is the responsiveness of the accelerometer. Watch as [...]

ZuneHD confirmed; specs released

26 May, 2009 (18:56) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

The ZuneHD is officially announced by Microsoft today, and features:

3.3-inch, 16:9 widescreen display
480 x 272 OLED capacitive touchscreen display
Multi-touch capability on the touchscreen
Built-in HD Radio receiver. HD Radio provides higher-quality sound than traditional radio, and allows additional song and artist data to be displayed on the player. Some stations also multicast in HD, so you [...]

Our most popular Zune accessory

23 May, 2009 (16:56) | accessories | By: Harvey Chute

This may surprise you, but the Zune accessory that we get the most response to in Zunerama is one of the higher-end Zune docks available - the ZK500 dock from Kicker.
I was reminded of why this is today, when I hauled my ZK500 outside and blasted tunes for 4 hours while ZuneWidow and I did [...]

Updates to Zune repair services

21 May, 2009 (21:21) | zune news | By: admin

This morning, the Zune team launched some handy updates to service.zune.net - the site for Zune troubleshooting and for sending in players for repairs.
The site provides a way to register your Zune player, perform online troubleshooting, and to track the status of a Zune that is sent in for repairs.
Some screenshots:
Information on a registered Zune [...]

iM-590: Maximo’s latest earphones offer performance and thoughtful features

18 May, 2009 (21:46) | accessories | By: Harvey Chute

Maximo has released its iM-590 earphones - the latest upgrade in the iMetal line. I’ve been using these sound-isolating earphones for the past three weeks, and found them to be impressive in design and performance. At $59, the iM-590 headphones fill a nice niche - superior quality earphones at a reasonable price.
The iM-590s come fully [...]