Subtly in design of the Zune accessories and also the box it seems. Though I tend to agree with Long's view that the box should have an image of a Zune on it.
Whilst we're here, this article by Mike Elgan of ComputerWorld gave me cause for optimism on Zune.
I enjoyed this review of Zune and I'm also feeling quite smug about ordering the brown version as John reckons it's the best of the 3 colours (though I do have a white one coming too!).
Stuff that I liked the sound of:
Stuff that still worries me
I've noticed lots of Zune banner ads on Technorati this week but clicking them seems to go in to a 404 black hole. Not good...need to find someplace to record that.
Link to The Older Gamers Paradise - 2old2play - Hands On The Zune
A new frontrunner on my Christmas list is this digital picture from noticed by Long via a tip off from Sean Alexander (though I can't find it on Sean's blog).
I've seen several of these digital frames over the last 5 years or so and the Sony one has been the only one that I've been tempted by and then put off immediately by the price. That little logo seems to have a value all of it's own :)
This puppy looks like it could be the one though. With the created for Vista logo and a Christmas release date (US) things look promising. Most promising of all is it's built in WiFi though from the product details it looks like it will only use Momento Live. It's bound to allow Flickr files too (right??) in which case I have to have one. Imagine being able to beam your photos realtime from around the world to friends and family.
S'cuse me...I'm off to Amazon for a Momento.
ps - expect to see this in the Sunday Times Gadget supplement before Christmas. They'll have it as "one to buy if you're heading across the pond". Betcha.
With that spec, pretty damn fast I'd say :) I see they have the aurora screensaver on that machine too...
The article on Windows Fanatics that accompanied this cartoon prompted a response from me though as it discussed one of my hobby horse topics of OSX and Mac hardware. More of the latter really and now the Sony SZ3 is available for pre-order in the UK I expect that is where my pennies will be going next time around.
One final thing that struck me about this cartoon is the desktop hardware. Who buys desktops these days apart from retailers who don't need their kit to walk?
Link to Windows Vista on the Horizon ~ Windows Fanatics
Weird that it doesn't show up on the WDS site but it looks it's out there on the download servers
If you're not using Vista and can install this on XP you should - it's pretty cool and very quick compared to earlier builds.
Link to Bink.nu | Microsoft Releases Windows Desktop Search 3.0 to the Web