A custom Zune Original

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I think most people know by now that you don’t have to have an iPod to download and listen to podcasts with. There are lots of good podcatchers out there that will let you subscribe to the shows and listen to them (after all they are usually MP3 files with the occasional AAC or WMA file here and there). But we thought it might be fun to give away a couple of Microsoft’s new Zune devices. The Zune released last year without podcast support, but they recently released a new version of the Zune software that has podcast support in it (they also released new Zunes that have 80GB drives and flash based units as well).

As part of the new launch, there is also a website called Zuneoriginals.net where you can customize your Zune with laser-etched art and text. You can’t upload your own logo, but they have some cool stock art to use. Dave cooked up the Zune80 that is branded with the Thirsty Developer url.

So we are having a contest to give one of our listeners the Zune 80 pictured above. If you listen to the latest show on the Facebook Developer Toolkit we give you instructions on how to enter the contest during the show intro. Be sure to subscribe to the show with your favorite podcatcher.

A Few Notes

  • One entry per person please
  • Entries must be received by Monday, January 14th
  • Employees of Microsoft and their close family members are not eligible
  • Winner is responsible for all taxes and other standard disclaimers apply