Summary: I'm kind of late to the MP3 party (I still prefer CD's...), but I was happy to give the GoGear Ariaz a try. I am by no stretch of the imagination a Techie....I can generally find my way around any electronic device, but if it's a lot of trouble, I usually decide I can't be bothered, and stop using the troublesome device. This is one of those troublesome devices. Since I planned on buying my music from Amazon, I had to download the Amazon Cloud player.
Great MP3 player, lousy video player, needs improvement.
Bone "JLLaser-net", Amazon
15 September 2011
Summary: Lets start off with a few competitors... Sandisk Sansa and Apple Ipods. I have been a fan of the Sansa line for a long time now. Sandisk really has the corner on the market with their products. As for Apple Ipod related stuff, I just don't care for them. They are over priced and lack the flexibility of Sandisk Sansa line and this new philips GoGear line. First things first, the Philips. Pros: Compact but not too compact to restrict use.
Summary: To put it in extremely blunt, layman's terms, the Aria is the iPod's trailer-trash cousin. I'll list the good qualities first and foremost, because, frankly, the good qualities last all of one extended descriptive sentence: The Aria features attractive packaging, a nice product name, a very good, bass-friendly sound system, ease of use, and quality picture/video viewing. That's literally the end of the good.