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Aaron Roma
01-29-2007, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/zune-how-weve-lived-with-it-for-three-months-231511.php' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/zune-how-weve-lived-with-it-for-three-months-231511.php</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;&quot;After the iPod came out on top in our Zune v. iPod battle royale, we decided to keep on using the Zune so we could get a long term evaluation on how Microsoft's player stacked up. After nearly three months with the thing, we think we've got some new light to shed.&quot;</em> </p><p><img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2007/3monthslater-012507.jpg" /></p><p>Gizmodo decided to keep a Zune around for a while, to give it an extended test drive, and see how the Zune experience truly stacks up.&nbsp; Now, three months later, they are back with some additional thoughts.&nbsp; I love how they compare Zune subscription service to &quot;walking in your underwear at your in-laws' house and letting one rip.&quot;&nbsp; Yeah, it's that liberating!&nbsp;&nbsp; Gizmodo has nice things to say about song and video playback, as well as battery life, even going as far to say the Zune actually holds a charge longer when not in use.&nbsp; (There seems to have been a lot of negative publicity regarding Zune's battery life.&nbsp; Though I've not ran any hard tests, I've been happy with my battery life.&nbsp; It seems to be about the same as my video iPod.)</p>

01-29-2007, 07:16 PM
This is a fair review, and I agree with most of the points in the article. I really like the Zune Pass over iTunes. It's so nice to think of a song that I'd like and then go download it (or the whole album) all for one monthly-fee. I've downloaded songs from artists that I wouldn't have "purchased," but since there wasn't an additional charge I've gotten to hear songs I wouldn't have heard before.