Placing the Zune next to the 30-gigabyte iPod provides a strong
contrast. The iPod is thin, sleek and elegant looking. The Zune
looks big and blocky, sort of like a prototype for a gadget,
rather than a finished product. It is longer, thicker and heavier
than even the 80-gigabyte iPod, which has more than twice its
The word “Microsoft” never appears anywhere on the Zune, only the
new Zune logo and a cheeky, “Hello from Seattle” in tiny type at
the bottom of the back of the device.