Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

CONTEST – Microsoft Zune giveaway

So I actually got sent a Microsoft Zune MP3 player, unsolicited, a few years ago. Unfortunately, it arrived on the same day as my new Macbook Pro so in the battle of shiny new toys vying for my attention, it lost rather handily and even after I was all set up on the new computer, the fact that the Zune software wouldn’t run on the Mac OS basically ensured that it stayed in its box for the indefinite future. But it was a nice box, I give them that. I eventually gave it to a friend and was able to play with it a bit while setting it up and thought it was a nice little piece of kit – inability to handle leap years notwithstanding.

So fast-forward to today and the Zune is now widely available in Canada (it wasn’t at the time of the above anecdote, rendering the whole “social” aspect of the device pretty much moot) and the Zune brand is doing its best to make itself known, in part by sponsoring events such as the recent Zune Concert Series at the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC. There, in addition to featuring performances from established acts like Metric and The Stills, they dubbed a local act – The British Columbians – the “Canada’s hottest undiscovered band” and added them to the bill with the heavy hitters.

But really, the best way to get the Zune out there is, well, to get it out there – as in the hands of people who’ll use them. And that’s where you come in – courtesy of High Road Communications, I’ve got a shiny red 80GB Zune from the Zune Originals series featuring engraved artwork on the back by Canadian artist Meomi – and which looks a little (or a lot) like this – to give away.

If you want a shot, email me at contests AT with “I want the Zune” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body and get that in to me by midnight, May 10th. And, sorry, American cousins, this contest is open only to residents of Canada. And forewarned for Mac folks, I still don’t know if or think the Zune software is OS X-compatible.

By : Frank Yang at 5:09 pm
Category: Contests
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