In late 2006, Microsoft announced Zune, “the next big milestone for its Connected Entertainment vision.” Zune was, let’s face it, an iPod rip-off, though it did offer some unique features and, more important, came in a sweet brown version. So sweet, in fact, that I still have mine.
I’ll provide a number of looks back at the Zune in this “Throwback Thursday” series. But for this first one, let’s start where these things always begin: the unboxing. November 2006.