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Thursday, August 7, 2008

SkinIt for Zune (And A Blue Zune??)

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune News" @ 11:30 PM

http://www.zune.net/en-US/products/...it/details.page

If you get the Zune e-mail newsletter, pay special attention to the August edition that just came out. See that ad for SkinIt? $10 colored stickers looks like a pretty good deal. But a closer look at the middle-right Zune (fourth from left) shows a Zune with blue buttons, suggesting a complementary blue colored player. There is no green Zune (just like with the Canadian launch). Could this be an upcoming color option?


Monday, June 2, 2008

Tip: Command-Line Switches

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Talk" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.withinwindows.com/2008/0...-switches-uris/

Within Windows (a recent favorite site) just published a nice list of command line switches you can use with the Zune software. These are mostly functional (what size to start the window, whether to use DirectX or GDI [a.k.a. "video enhancements"]), but a few are kinda cool. For example, you can create external links to items and actions within the Zune software such as Zune Cards, Marketplace items, and ripping/playing CDs. To view my Zune Card within the software, follow this link. Neat, huh?


Friday, November 24, 2006

Mobile Power Options from Pocket PC Techs

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.twoinchview.com/109-mobile-power-options-from-pocket-pc-techs

"If there’s one thing that every Windows Mobile device owner wishes they could forget about its battery life. It doesn’t matter if you use your device for productivity, gaming, music, video, or email – everything takes power. Who wants to think about recharging their devices? There’s nothing exciting about that – the fun comes in using them! Sadly, battery life still isn’t at the point where a single charge will last weeks, so until that happens we need to have strategies in place for getting as much use out of our Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PCs as possible. If you’re the kind of user who recharges daily from home or work, you may not have to think about battery life much – even a heavily used Pocket PC or Smartphone should last a full day. If you do any traveling though, or don’t recharge your device every day, there are some power accessories that will make your battery life last a lot longer. There are many companies making accessories like the ones I mention in this article, but I’ve selected Pocket PC Techs accessories to look at for two reasons: they’re very high quality, and they just happen to have sent a few of them my way."



Pocket PC Techs' mobile power options may not be designed for the Zune, but most of them are perfectly compatible, since they utilize USB. So, whether you're at home, on the road, or in the air, you'll find an accessory or two to keep your Zune going. Visit The Two Inch View to see what Pocket PC Techs has to offer.


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.


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