Zune Thoughts - Daily News, Views, Rants and Raves

Be sure to register in our forums! Share your opinions, help others, and enter our contests.


Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Windows Phone Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "accessories"


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Accessories In the Box... And Out of the Box

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:25 PM

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e/104-1309034-8851957?url=search-alias=electronics-aps&field-keywords=zune&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go



Earlier in the week, we learned that the Zune would ship with three accessories in the box: a soft suede pouch (featured below; thanks to Zune Insider for the picture), headphones, and a USB sync-and-charge cable. Unfortunately, much like the current generation iPods, a wall charger is not included (featured above), so you will have to rely on the USB cable for juice. Of course, your options aren't limited. Amazon is proudly displaying the first batch of official Zune accessories with pictures and price tags for all to see. The costs do seem a little unbalanced - some fetching more than its true value. Hopefully, future third-party options won't be as damaging to the wallet.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Accessorizing the Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 10:51 AM

So, a fresh new player means no accessories, right? Wrong. Microsoft cracked the whip and burned the midnight oil to give us three accessory packs to enhance our Zune experience.




Zune Car Pack
"Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Car Pack includes everything you need to hit the road with your Zune device. With AutoSeek, setup is easy, and you can enjoy your music on the go and charge your device at the same time. When you buy the Zune Car Pack, you’ll get the FM tuner with Autoseek and the Car Charger. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually."

• Zune FM tuner with AutoSeek
• Zune Car Charger

Zune Home A/V Pack
"Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Home A/V Pack includes everything you need to amplify your Zune experience. This set of five products integrates Zune with your big-screen TV and the best speakers in your house. And the wireless remote puts you in control from virtually anywhere in the room. When you buy the Zune Home AV Pack, you’ll get the AC Adapter, AV Output Cable, Dock, Sync Cable and Wireless Remote. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually."

• Zune AC Adapter
• Zune A/V Output Cable
• Zune Dock
• Zune Sync Cable
• Zune Wireless Remote with Lithium Battery (CR2032)

Zune Travel Pack
"Designed exclusively for use with Zune, the Travel Pack includes everything you need to travel with your Zune device in style. This set of five products is designed to keep you and your friends and family entertained while you travel. When you buy the Zune Travel Pack, you’ll get the Dual Connect Remote, Premium Earphones, Gear Bag, Sync Cable and AC Adapter. All items in the full line of Zune accessories are also available individually."

• Zune Gear Bag
• Zune Premium Earphones with storage case
• Zune Dual Connect Remote
• Zune Sync Cable
• Zune AC Adapter

But Wait, There's More!
Yes, Microsoft is playing this one smart. They've signed deals with many leading accessory manufacturers, so there will be plenty of third-party options for the budget-conscious to the geeks wanting more. On the list, Altec Lansing, Belkin Corp., Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO), Dual Electronics, Griffin Technology, Harman Kardon and JBL, Integrated Mobile Electronics, Jamo International, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Logitech, Monster Cable Products Inc., Speck, Targus Group International Inc. and VAF Research.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wrap Up Your Cables With Cordgo

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:18 AM

"Cordgo is a one hand operated cord adjustment and storage accessory. Cordgo's durable, lightweight design fits in the palm of your hand to deliver cord control. Adjust your cord to the perfect length every time. It's fast, easy storage saves you from ever having to deal with tangled cords again. Cordgo was designed to perform as an integral component between cord and digital device. Cordgo is ideal for anyone who enjoys listening to music while jogging, biking, lifting weights... or just walking about town. Cordgo not only eliminates the tangling and physical interference of a cord, it also provides the luxury of quick and easy storage. Clip it to your belt, arm band, key chain, car visor, bag strap.... or just slip it in your pocket."



Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. I've seen variations of this product before, but this one seems particularly well thought out and optimized for certain scenarios. My wife saw it, and was immediately excited because her headphone cable often get tangled when she works out at the gym. Needless to say, I ordered a few of them. ;-) They have a "buy one, get one free" special on right now as well. None of us have Zunes yet, of course, but when you get one you'll have headphone cords, so...


Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links