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Friday, September 19, 2008

My Personal Radio

So a new iPod nano's been released. It's a marked improvement from the previous one, but I'm not going to switch to that bandwagon yet. Sure, iPhone looks fancy, but too many people has it, you know what I mean?

I've run out of space in my 30GB Zune. It's been my faithful companion for the past two years; it's stored my podcasts, videos, images, and most of all, musics. But it's time to move on. At the end of this year...I shall make a jump to...ZUNE 120!

120GB capacity. Holds up to 30,000 songs, 25,000 pictures or 375 hours of video.

Beautiful, big screen. Featuring a 3.2-inch color screen, Zune 120GB is perfect for portable video viewing.

Touch controls. Kiss slow scrolling goodbye. The innovative new Zune pad makes browsing your device a blast. Fly effortlessly through your music, picture, and video collections.

Wireless sync. Cut the cord to your PC. Refresh your Zune with new content anytime you charge your device, through your home wireless network.

Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing. Share full-length tracks of your favorite songs, albums, playlists, pictures and even audio podcasts. Listen to the full track of any song you receive up to three times, and even pass along songs you receive to other friends nearby who have a Zune. If you like a song you receive, you can easily add it to your wish list and then buy it from your PC the next time you sync.

Built-in FM radio. Tune in to one of your favorite local stations while on the go or working out. Advanced tuning capabilities let you see the name of the song currently playing on select frequencies.

Zune Marketplace. Featuring over 3 million songs, DRM-free MP3s, music videos, audio/video podcasts and more, your store is always open and just a mouse click away. Learn more.

Your games. Your music. Your way. Plug your Zune into your Xbox 360 and customize the soundtrack in your favorite games. You can also stream content in Zune software to your Xbox 360 using a wireless connection.

Buy from FM radio. Instantly purchase songs you hear on FM radio stations directly from your Zune device. If you are in a Wi-Fi hotspot, the song will immediately download to your Zune. If not, you will have a queue of songs ready to purchase when you sync to your home computer. Buy from FM works with radio stations that broadcast RDS and RT Plus data—the same technology that shows the song titles and information on FM radio stations you listen to in your car.

Wirelessly browse and buy on the fly. Browse and purchase tracks from the Zune Marketplace online store directly from your device when in a Wi-Fi hotspot or through a home wireless network.

Audiobooks. To start listening to your favorite book on your Zune, visit audible.com or overdrive.com to sync your favorites.

Games on the go. Free games will keep you entertained on the go.

Awesome, seriously awesome.

But you know what feature will really really attract me towards an mp3? The ability to create mini-radio-station from your player, such that other people can listen to the exact same songs that you're listening to. And it'll also be good if the mp3 had a microphone from where you can talk random crap. It'll remove all the hassles of having to share ear-phones (which is limited to 2 people) and remove the irritant which is the loud-speaker.

So imagine the scene; I'm in Starbucks, chilling, and mindlessly listening to my mp3 player. I get tired of my songs, so I plug into some other person's mp3 "broadcast". I'm introduced to new songs, and I also get to know more about so-and-so. And if the persons seems attractive, music's an awesome way to break the ice.

Mark my words: music is going the way of the social. More power to the individual.


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