Microsoft is gearing up for Valentine’s Day..already! Yes, the Redmond-based company has announced the launch of its Zune digital media player in just what you would expect. Yes, the new red Zunes are supposedly inspired by themes of love and sharing, in keeping with the whole Valentine’s Day special. But, wait that’s not all. These Red Zunes will also have 20 new laser-engraved designs to choose from, making your gift a lot more personalized.
The sad part is that you will have to hurry if you wish to get your loved ones this cute red Zune because the engraved designed Zunes are only available for a limited period of time.
The new Valentines Day series features artwork from four new artist collectives namely Colorblok, Friends with You, PSYOP and Studio Play Pretend. Further, each graphic can be paired with up to three lines of text, allowing you to personalize your gift to your respective loved ones just the way he or she would like it.
Scott Erickson, senior director of product management for Zune at Microsoft said, “Zune gives consumers a dynamic canvas that is brought to life by the music, pictures, videos and podcasts they fill it with. Zune Originals makes it easy to design a customized player, while wireless sharing and the Zune Social online music community gives people new ways to connect.”
For a limited period of time, these Valentine’s Day Zune Originals when purchased can be gift-wrapped as well as shipped with no extra charge.
In addition, the Zune Marketplace is now offering special Valentine’s Day playlists that can be shared with your loved ones either Zune to Zune or via the Zune online social music community. You can choose from playlists like “Hiphop Valentine,” “80s Love,” “Broken Love,” and “Talk to Me Barry.”
The Red Zune like Microsoft’s other Zunes also features a 3.2” screen as well as in-ear noise-isolating headphones. The 80GB Zune costs $249.