awesome! Ill be using mine outside working as well. So its good to know. Ill also check out the gun rights radio podcasts.I got one of the 1st gen 130 GB Zune.. I'll probably never fill the damn thing up. I brought it to drown out the noise while I mowed grass on a previous job. I have a few songs on it and at least 8 different podcasts. Check out the Gun Rights Radio Network for some great podcasts. You won't be disappointed. Never had mines lock up.. Guess I was lucky. I ran into a couple soldiers when I drove cabs also.... They love the zune.. They said that they held up to the dust and heat better than Ipods.
+1Any mp3 player in the mid to high level range basically mops the floor with the ipod. i have a creative labs zen, i thinks its 4gb. it was $60 and it has a voice recorder (which is very high quality) and it plays the radio. you can also record the radio. i can replace the battery without sending it in to apple, and it has outlasted 2 ipods in my family. i have heard mixed reviews about the zune, but for the money, you're better off buying that than to buy a comparable ipod.