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Darius Wey
11-17-2006, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gear.ign.com/articles/746/746470p1.html' target='_blank'>http://gear.ign.com/articles/746/746470p1.html</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;Rather than shining polycarbonate plastic and chrome, Zunes are encased in very pleasant feeling hard-rubberized plastic. The inside of the case is painted a different color than the external surface, which gives the edges of the player a two-toned glowing look that Microsoft is calling the &quot;doubleshot effect.&quot; To our eyes and fingertips, the finish may well be the nicest of any mp3 player yet, dramatically less prone to scratching and smudging than the iPod's snobbish aluminum, and quite a bit more pleasant to hold in hand. After days of use we can't see a scratch on our (unprotected!) Zune, as opposed to our 5.5G iPod that got scratched during the unboxing photos.&quot;</em><br /><br /><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/wey-20061118-zuneign.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><a href="http://gear.ign.com/articles/746/746470p1.html" target="_blank">IGN</a> has published a reasonably balanced review of the Zune - quite a few ups and downs are highlighted, and some decent shots are included. They threw a few 8s and 9s out of 10, so overall, they were pretty happy with the hardware. Give it a read.