Man, the Microsoft Zune is the business!! I bought mine just one month ago and already I can't bear to be parted from it.
It is very easy to upload music on to it in the first place, when you first receive it. I uploaded the software (supplied) to my pc, then downloaded 2,500 tracks from my pc to the Zune in just twenty minutes!!!
Every time I add mnew music to my pc, the zune software remembers what new music i have added, and gives me the option on whether I wish to download these new tracks on to my Zune. This is great because I don't always want to put every single music track that is on my pc on to my Zune, so I have the option. Zune also reads mp3, wav and wma files, whereas I believe that the ipod will not successfully read these files. Zune will also store jpeg pictures, and movies in a number of formats. Because of the large screen, it is a pleasure to play these back when you are out and about.
Prior to this I had a Medion mp3 player with a 20 gb hard drive. It played up from time to time and had a battery life of five hours. That cost me £140. This Zune cost me £145, it has a 30 gb hard drive and the battery life is a fantastic 13 hours!! You cannot ask for more than that. I would implore anyone - before you even think about buying an ipod , check the Zune out first! It is quite simply the best gadget I have ever bought in my life. I now carry my entire music collection round with me wherever I go, and still have loads of space for more!!!!
Eleven out of ten and five gold stars.......