The latest Zune player has been reviewed in great depth elsewhere so I’m not going to go into it in huge depth here, other than to say it’s not just a pleasure to use but is very, very cool and aesthetically pleasing too.
But I did want to point out a tiny feature that I really like when you’re running it on Windows 7: The preview icon in the toolbar has controls that you can use right from the preview itself, such as play/pause, skipping tracks and marking as a favorite. This kind of little touch makes using it a pleasure, and is the kind of things that demonstrates the level of thought that’s gone into the product.
Oh yeah, and no adverse comments about my musical tastes please.
It certainly is a nice device - I picked a couple up when I was in Michigan the other week. If anyone wants to get marketplace working on the device and desktop in the uk, check out my blog here: http://www.bbits.co.uk/blog/archive/2009/09/20/using-the-zune-hd-in-the-uk.aspx ;-)
Thanks Ian, some good tips.