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Our old pals at CrunchGear got their hands on a trio of Zune players yesterday, coming back with some cool close-ups and a Ken Burns-style video, too. No user interface shots yet, though—we're told that's still under wraps 'cause it's a work in progress. For that, we'll have to wait until November 14 when we plunk down our 250 clams.

If reader interest is any indication, the buzz level of the Zune is up into the stratosphere, that heady place where only the iPod has gone before. On a scale of one to 10, it registers an 11 on our HypeModo Meter.

More photos and the ultra-revealing video, after the jump.

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CrunchGear Gets Up-Close and Personal with Zunes [CrunchGear]