updated 12:30 pm EST, Tue December 26, 2006
Zune Masters Edition
Photos of a uniquely-styled version of the Zune have surfaced, according to a newly discovered Flickr stream. The back of the digital music player is decorated with custom art by artist Jeremy Fish, who is responsible for much of the artwork behind Microsoft's advertising campaign for the new player. The otherwise commonplace brown player also garners attention for its connection to Microsoft's controversial Zune Masters program: the special edition is available only to ambassadors of the program aged 18-22 and is meant to reward college-age listeners who actively promote the new jukebox to friends and peers.
Microsoft has previously attempted to drive the exclusivity of the Zune through special editions, handing out orange and pink Zunes to the project's staff as well as to random stores. Click through for a selection of photos from the collection.