Microsoft Corporation is making the $250 Zune 80 available in red with Zune Originals, just in time for Valentine's Day. Also available until February 14th will be an exclusive collection of 20 new love and sharing themed laser-engraved designs, bringing the total to 65, from four new artist collectives (Colorblok, Friends With You, PSYOP and Studio Play Pretend) as well as Valentine's Day playlists (such as love jams from the legendary Barry White), on the Zune Marketplace. The new Valentine's Day series features artwork can be paired with up to three lines of text or, if no graphic is chosen, up to five lines of text. For a limited time, Zune Originals is also offering a gift-wrap option and shipping at no additional charge.
"Zune gives consumers a dynamic canvas that is brought to life by the music, pictures, videos and podcasts they fill it with. Zune Originals makes it easy to design a customized player, while wireless sharing and the Zune Social online music community give people new ways to connect," said Scott Erickson, senior director of product management for Zune at Microsoft.