Summary: It's a decent little gadget, for the price you pay. I bought this to replace an identical one that I dropped and the screen shattered. It can work as a VERY simple ereader with free TXT files from Project Gutenberg, Archive.org and the like, since you can create bookmarks that will keep your place when you need to do something else. Not the best ereader, but it can certainly do in a pinch. It could also be used to store grocery lists or something, I'm sure.
Summary: I bought this for my girl for Christmas and I must say that overall it is a decent machine. What you have to realize is that you get what you pay for and because of this, it is a bit difficult to get movies on the unit. MP3's are very easy to put on especially if you have them on your PC already. Just connect the unit and drag and drop them on the unit either by using the WMP - windows media player or by opening the files through my computers.
Summary: Very easy to use, great little Mp3 player. Other stuff is pretty much a plus, the video player will have a go at most formats and resolutions but unless your video is sized appropriately it will more than likely go out of audio synch immediately. This little thing plays RMVBs which is a major plus considering 4Gb is easy to fill with video files.
Summary: Bought it to give at Christmas, with some of my own data stored on it. Firmware is intuitive and is quickly understood. Shows pictures & plays mp3's fine, but I had a difficult time getting it to play video. The Machspeed website was no help, but does offer live tech support FOR A FEE. The same user guide online that comes with it says to only use the conversion software that comes with the product, but the product does not come with any software, nor does it claim to.
Summary: this is a good product for the price as far as performance it is lacking in the following areas 1. it takea a long time for the tuch sreeen to work 2.it hard to get to the music files 3. when you charge the unit on your computer the usb smyble will freeze for the price its ok but as far as operating properly dont look for this unit to do that