I’ll tell anyone who listens – I think the brown Zune is ugly. Looks great in photos – which is what prompted me to go with that colour – but as Alicia Silverstone once said in Clueless: “From far away it’s OK, but up close it’s a big old mess”.
Thank heavens Colorware is around to deal with my buyer’s remorse. For $74, they can customise the colour of the Zune’s body, wheel, buttons and back, with 29 different colours to choose from. Or, for $325, you can buy a customised Zune from them outright. It’s only available for US customers, but Auntie Judie has promised to act as my US surrogate.
Here’s my terribly girly rendering of how I want my Zune done.
(I know a pink Zune is available, but I’d rather not buy a completely new player just to get the colour!)
Giving it a paintjob isn’t the only Zune mod around. You can also replace the measly 30GB hard drive for a 100GB one, and this also comes with an extended life battery. A very nice complement to an all-you-can-eat Zune pass!