Published Jun 04, 2008Theres no question the iPod is the dominant force on the portable media scene and likely for several good but ultimately boring reasons. However, theres one thing Microsofts rival Zune has the iPod doesnt: a media player emblazoned with Joy Divisions classic Unknown Pleasures cover art by Peter Saville.
In conjunction with the June 17 DVD release of Grant Gees documentary Joy Division, those depressed, post-punk-loving IT guys at Microsoft have made 500 limited-edition Saville-sporting Zune media players. All are black (obviously), come pre-loaded with Gees documentary and boast 80GBs presumably so you can load it up with all Joy Divisions back-catalog and work yourself into a deep, dark depression.
And whats the sticker price on the saddest MP3 player in the world? Four hundred big ones, which is a lot more than getting Savilles print on a T-shirt like most people do but, hey, this Zune is limited edition!
For those unfamiliar with Zune, it supports Microsofts "software-based services vision to help drive innovation in the digital entertainment space and makes cool hi-tech fashion accessories that capitalise on dead rock stars.
You can buy the Joy Division Zune here.