Summary: impossible to navigate touch screen, as buttons are the size of flees, there's a scroll bar on the side but you can't use it to scroll because it's so small and so close to the side of the screen that your fingers are too large to use it. not a smooth interface, not even close to something like an ipod in terms of ease of use, believe me, when you get this product you will want to throw it against a wall.
Summary: I bought this five months ago to replace a Sony mp3 player, which I had had for three years and very much liked until I lost it. Today the Hip Street died: no response, no power, nothing when connected to my computer, etc. I did all the appropriate troubleshooting and still nothing. When it was working it was decent enough, but there was noticable background hiss that got in the way of some quieter music. It isn't expensive, but it should last more than five months.
Summary: This is awful. This mp3 player is beyond terrible. I mean its as bad as one of those Yugo cars that the soviets made back in days. My gripe THE SOUND. If you want to listen to music this thing is TERRIBLE. Bass is non existent and when it is it distorts. No its not the speakers, i'm using seinheisers and it still sounds like crap. Putting music on is not as simple as drag and drop. This little piece of crap won't read a lot of file types.
Summary: First the bad. Yes, there is some good too. Hip Street is flooding the market with products that seem to work well, but have important limitations. I just purchased the HS2802 8GB mp3/photo/video player/viewer. I put a couple of e-texts on it and it works, but there are formatting issues as it appears to not be able to properly read a txt file. I tried using some of the 8GB for videos and it kept chopping them around 100MB.