This is rather shocking, I never thought I’d be writing these words, but unfortunately the time has come for me to spell out on the keyboard uh-oh-someone-is-suing-Microsoft-for-receiving- Zune-related-ear-damage.
I can barely look at those words 🙁
Joel Geddis was a Zune fan, and bought one of the first generation models. However, in November 2006, he “received an electric shock through the earbuds of my Microsoft Zune. Simultaneously, the Zune emitted a very loud noise through the earbuds and the device began to reset…Since the incident, I’ve suffered blood and fluid leakage from my ear canal, a temporary threshold shift, and incessant ringing and discomfort”.
In October last year, he apparently launched a personal injury lawsuit against Microsoft, with his lawyer setting up a website seeking other Zune users who were similarly afflicted.
Microsoft Zune Injuries (via Wired’s Gadget Lab)
Someone mocked up a fake Zune Phone to keep themselves amused
The ultra-limited edition gold Zune 2
Crazed Apple fanboys work their magic on fake Zune Originals engravings