A review of the Zune 2! A Look At The Past

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We know that this is one is almost ancient now, but it is so good that it still deserves to be mentioned today. The 80GB Zune 2 by Microsoft is the second generation hard drive based player in the Zune mp3 player line. Building on popular features from the first generation Zune player such as WiFi sharing, an FM tuner, and a large display for better media viewing. The Zune 2 line launched 2 months after Apple refreshed their iPod line with the Touch and Classic.

Out of the box

After I was able to successfully find a Zune 80 (which was admittedly harder than I expected as there was a shortage) the first thing that jumped out at me was the design of the packaging. The box was very sleek and looked very appealing, with the signature orange to pink Zune gradient on the bottom.

One thing I found very interesting was Zunes decision to not include an installation CD in the box (the box was too small to fit a CD anyhow). This means after opening the box I found that in order to update and sync my new mp3 player I had to download and install the Zune software from the internet. Now for me this was not a problem at all, but I can imagine that there are people out there that don’t have access to the internet all the time to this could be a major inconvenience.

Physical Impressions

There was a lot of strong opinions about the appearance of the original Zune 30GB models. Many people really liked the refreshing difference in styling that the Zune had in comparison to the iPod, but just as many people were claiming that the Zune was the ugliest mp3 player they had seen. It seems Microsoft decided to take a safer route when they designed the look of the second generation Zune players. With a sleek matte black finish on the front and a brushed aluminum backing the Zune 80 is easily the best looking portable media player I have ever seen, really.
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Four Household Technology That Are Must Haves Now

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Your home is the place where you can truly customize without having to worry about what anyone else says. As the world evolves and technology becomes more and more important to our daily lives, a need for compartmentalizing is something that is increasing. Here, were going to discuss four must have pieces of technology that belong in every home. Let us dig right into it with number 1.

1. High Definition Television

These things just keep getting better and better. In the not so far future, you will be able to basically touch the water right through your television! A high def tv is a must have because of all the information and entertainment that can be had through some wonderful channels, like the Discovery and History channel. There are just so many things out in the world that you need to see once in your life, and a high definition tv allows you to do that without breaking the bank and traveling everywhere. The next time you have a couple of hours free, crank up that Discovery channel and catch some incredible places with a piece of technology that comes as close to reality as humanly possible.

2. An electric shaver or trimmer

Just about every household has at least one male residing in it. Well, men want to grow thick beards right? And they surely do so if their hair lets them. So here is where technology meets personal grooming, and it comes in the form of an electric trimmer. Electric trimmers are your basic shaving tool like a razor, except it is a piece of technology that is much more convenient and user friendly. Men who already own one will know exactly what I mean. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here is a great place to find the best trimmer for men.

3. A computer or tablet

While the rise of tablets is clear as day, personal computers are still the kings when it comes to the house. Because the world around us is becoming more in tune with the internet, a computer or …

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