After Hours

Cracking Open the Microsoft Zune HD

Solid feel

The inner chassis is cast aluminum and helps to give the Zune its solid feel. The iPod classic has a similar chassis, but there's no internal chassis on the iPod touch.

Images by iFixit, used by permission


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.