zune hd

  • High-quality Zune HD wallpaper source

    High-quality Zune HD wallpaper source

    Own a Zune HD? Let me suggest you head over to the forums at AnythingButiPod and check out all the wallpapers. They are of course all formated for your device and most of them are killer. Read More

  • Kicker to make the ZK500 Zune HD compatible

    Kicker to make the ZK500 Zune HD compatible

    One of the only downsides to owning a Zune HD instead of an iPod is the lack of speaker docks. There simply isn’t that many available and the ones for the previous Zune’s aren’t compatible. But Kicker knows what’s up and just released firmware to make its $249 ZK500 Zune HD friendly. But there is fine print involved and you can’t update the system yourself. Read More

  • Twitter, Facebook come to Xbox 360 on Nov. 17

    Twitter, Facebook come to Xbox 360 on Nov. 17

    As of next Tuesday, November 17, you’ll be able to access Twitter and Facebook on your Xbox 360. The software update is free, like previous updates, and also includes Last.fm and Zune video compatibility. “What are you doing?” “Losing to 12-year-olds in Modern Warfare 2 over and over again! Not fun.” Read More

  • Video: Checking out the Zune HD's new 3D games

    Video: Checking out the Zune HD's new 3D games

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7564013&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
    A major and valid criticism of the Zune HD when it launched was the utter lack of apps. Weather, a calculator, and a game that’s been on the Zune for like a year. It had nothing on the thousands upon thousands of apps and… Read More

  • Zune HD firmware updated to 4.3: Nothing major

    Zune HD firmware updated to 4.3: Nothing major

    Own a Zune HD like Devin and I, the two hippest cats here at CrunchGear? Best to connect it to your PC right now so you can upgrade its firmware to version 4.3. Go, now! Read More

  • Wait a minute: Maybe Microsoft is making the Zune software for Mac after all?

    Wait a minute: Maybe Microsoft is making the Zune software for Mac after all?

    You probably know by now that at least some of us here at pretty high on the Zune HD—look at the lengths I went to get it up and running!—but I recognize that not every Mac owner is going to jump through hoops just to be able to use the device. But maybe, just maybe, Microsoft is finally ready to do what so many people have asked it to do: make a Mac version of the Zune… Read More

  • My friend, I have a Zune HD for you. Very nice price: Free!

    My friend, I have a Zune HD for you. Very nice price: Free!


    Welcome to CrunchGear’s seedy electronic shop in the touristy area of town. Today we have a special deal for one lucky commenter: a new 16GB black Zune HD. Read on to figure out how to win. UPDATE – Congrats to Aaron for winning the Zune. He’s currently running with an RCA Lyrica. I don’t even think RCA is in business anymore. Read More

  • Public Service Announcement: The Zune HD is nigh unreadable in direct sunlight. Just sayin'.

    Public Service Announcement: The Zune HD is nigh unreadable in direct sunlight. Just sayin'.

    Sometime in the past two weeks I decided, with some thought being put into is, to buy a Zune HD. Why, I don’t know; I thought it looked neat, and I was thoroughly unimpressed with the new iPods Apple showed off at that Rock and Roll event. For the most part the Zune HD is, indeed, neat. Its user interface is miles ahead of the iPod’s, and, with a little forethought, can be used… Read More

  • Microsoft shows some heart inside the Zune HD

    Microsoft shows some heart inside the Zune HD


    When the FCC took apart the Zune HD, we noted that the test unit had “For our princess” written on the inside of the shell. Nobody knew what to make of it at the time, but now that it’s in the production units it’s clear that it wasn’t a one-time thing. As it turns out, it’s a memorial for a Zune team member who passed away during the device’s… Read More

  • Told you zo

    Told you zo


    The Zune HD is sold out and backordered all over the place. Nicholas got the last one in his local Best BuyWal-Mart, and your favorite online retailer is probably waiting for their next shipment (32GB versions especially). Sure, it’s probably the result of retailers underestimating customer demand, but hey, I think Microsoft will take all the sold outs it can get. Read More

  • Review: Zune HD

    Review: Zune HD

    But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. —The Ugly Duckling It’s been a long, brown trip for the Zune: from its early days (mocked and abject) to its awkward years (deemed a dead end and money pit) it’s been embattled and criticized, and rightly so. After… Read More

  • What's holding me back from buying a Zune HD: the lack of 3rd-party support

    What's holding me back from buying a Zune HD: the lack of 3rd-party support

    I haven’t heard one major complaint about the Zune HD. Have you? Everyone seems to love it. My only iPod – the original iPod Mini – needs to be retired. I’m debating between the iPod touch and the Zune HD right now. The rebellious side in me wants to get the Microsoft Zune HD, which is kind of ironic if you think about it. However, the sensible side says that the iPod… Read More

  • Zune HD Marketplace seeing first apps but will more follow?

    Zune HD Marketplace seeing first apps but will more follow?

    The Zune HD has only been out for a day, but apps are already filtering into the Marketplace. So far there are some free apps like weather, a calculator, and a few games available. What do you have to lose, Zune HD owners? Download ‘em like you just don’t care! It will be interesting to see the type of apps developers make for the Zune HD. Sure, the Zune HD is as powerful as… Read More

  • Zune Originals artwork now available for the Zune HD

    Zune Originals artwork now available for the Zune HD

    If you don’t mind paying full price for the Zune HD, you should head over to Microsoft’s site and order yours with one of the rad Zune Originals designs. Read More

  • Zune HD's UI: the full tour

    Zune HD's UI: the full tour


    The Zune HD is upon us, and whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that it is devilishly good-looking. I happen to think it’s also a great media player, based on my day with it and on previous demos, but the final judgment will come in a day or two with the full review. In the meantime, I’m sure a lot of people have been waiting on a decent walkthrough of the Zune… Read More

  • What, if anything, is stopping you from leaving your iPod for the Zune?

    What, if anything, is stopping you from leaving your iPod for the Zune?

    A comment from earlier in the day sparked a bit of a conversation in the official CrunchGear chat room: what’s to stop someone from ditching the iTunes-iPod “universe” and switching to the Zune HD? (We’re all pretty keen on the Zune HD for whatever reason.) Those of you with iPhones are pretty much stuck using iTunes, but what’s to stop someone from saying… Read More

  • Yes, we have the Zune HD; Yes, it's awesome

    Yes, we have the Zune HD; Yes, it's awesome


    The full review will come later in the week, but I wanted to put up my own shots of the Zune HD just so you know it’s here in my hot little hands. After some initial difficulties it is now blasting music into my ear and I’m about to sync some HD Marketplace content onto it. So until I get my video review all put together, feast your eyes on this sexy little machine. Gallery ahoy! Read More

  • The Xbox Series Zune HD slaps video game logos all over the damn place

    The Xbox Series Zune HD slaps video game logos all over the damn place

    If we’re being honest—and we always are here on CrunchGear, if nothing else—then I do have to admit that the Zune HD looks pretty spiffy. Apple’s event came and went, and I’m absolutely burned out on the iPod. (The last one I bought was the fat nano, back in 2007.) With my fancy new Windows installation all set up, though, there’s nothing stopping me… Read More

  • Of course the Zune HD has been torn apart and photographed

    Of course the Zune HD has been torn apart and photographed

    It’s a tradition around these parts to photograph a dissected gadget. This time around it’s the new Zune HD which looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Hit up anythingbutipod for the complete gallery of the teardown. Read More

  • Zune update in 60…59…58… (now)

    Zune update in 60…59…58… (now)


    Reminder! That Zune HD launch is hitting tomorrow, and I guarantee they’re going to be at least trying to roll the new 4.0 software out at midnight. I’m spending my Monday night drinking beer and refreshing zune.net, why aren’t you? All right, I also watched Gossip Girl. On accident! Anyway, the new stuff they’ve got coming is hot. I’ll post a full unboxing and… Read More