Obama’s Zunegate

Dec 4th, 2008 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Zune fans may have some fun with this: Barack Obama was apparently seen using a portable media player that appeared to be a Zune! OMG!!!

In what has already been termed Zunegate, Philadelphia’s City Paper writer Neal Santos reports that Obama was seen listening to a Zune while working out. 


I want to correct what I said yesterday about Obama using a Zune. I claimed that it was his Zune. I don’t know for sure that it was his. It could belong to one of the many Secret Service dudes that were at the gym, Michelle, or even one of his daughters. His headphones were not the standard iPod headphones, rather ones that wrap around your ear like the image to the right. The headphones were gray colored, either because they were gray or because they were really worn from use.

I vividly remember Obama pulling out an MP3 player with his left hand while exercising on the machine. It had a dark case protecting it and from what I saw, he was using a Zune.

Lets’s hope this is the closest thing we have to a scandal with Obama for a long time.

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  1. zunenator says:

    It would be news if ANYBODY was sighted using a Zune!

  2. Rob Greenlee says:

    Come on guys, this is not a big OMG moment REALLY. I know everyone is having some fun, but give Zune a break here. Millions of people have Zunes and you all should just accept that it is a very good media player that would work fine for the President-Elect. Remember is is running and governing under the idea of CHANGE right!!! – see for yourself at Zune.net

  3. zuneluvr says:

    Go Obama…I have a zune, and just bought two more for Christmas gifts. wouldn’t touch one of those overpriced, overhyped Apple products

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