Is The Microsoft Zune The Best MP3 Player For Podcasts?Jun 27th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware
Is the Microsoft Zune the best portable media player for podcasts?
That’s the conclusion of CNet’s Jasmine France, who puts the Zune at the top of her list of the best MP3 players for podcasts:
1. Microsoft Zune: A fantastic podcast option, the Zune even ekes past the iPod for the top spot. The software is excellent for podcasts: You can manage how many episodes you want to sync to your device on a subscription-by-subscription level, meaning you can update three episodes of Buzz Out Loud, but only one of MP3 Insider and so on. You can also unsubscribe from podcasts directly from the player, and there’s an option to wirelessly sync new podcasts when you charge your player at night. The Zune also offers accelerated fast forwarding and passive bookmarking to automatically remember your spot in each podcast.
The Zune beat five other players to the top position, in CNet’s ranking.
Their top players:
- Microsoft Zune
- Apple iPod Touch
- Creative Zen
- Cowon D2
- SanDisk Sansa Fuze
- Ibiza Rhapsody
My vote for the best podcast player would probably be the Apple iPhone, but the ranking demonstrates that the portable player market is maturing and there are many good options beyond the iPod.
Does the Zune beat the iPod and other portable media players for podcasts? Let me know what you think in the comments!