Summary: This device is the ultimate garbage. If you download the device/firmware manager, it does not recognize any of the Philips Gogear mp3 players connected to the computer. If you download the Philips Songbird, it will take an hour to start working, and then it will mount every drive on your computer to the Songbird, even if they are data only, and you have to unmount them, which takes another hour.
Summary: At first I was leery about buying this product because it was not one of the major brands selling these players but i decided to take a chance. Glad I did, as this works for me. compact, holds enough music, sounds great and the price was well worth it. This is great if you are an occasional listener of music.
Summary: This thing screams. The aluminum casing is perfect for anyone using this anywhere outside of their couch...I've taken it hiking, fishing, on the beach, etc...2 years later and the unit still performs flawlessly. The battery is incredible. I took it on a 5 day camping trip, played it every night for hours at the campfire with a little iHome speaker and didn't charge it once.
Summary: the song bird software appears to be simple to use at first glance, but than after it refuses to import music and imports it and than it wont play it....well lets just say you can spend all day trying to add a song to this device and maybe you'll get lucky and maybe it wont work. I added a bunch of songs to my sons 8gb vibe. It skipped over Radioactive, so it tried to delete it and add it again. now I cant add anything new.
Summary: Good device.. Sometimes, you just need your GoGEAR player to take you from home to office and back again or for a short run – but you forgot to charge it last night. Say goodbye to frustration and boring, silent journeys with Fast Charge. Philips’ smart and convenient solution lets you plug your GoGEAR to your PC or USB charger for just 5 minutes and in return, you get a whopping 90 minutes of audio playback!
Summary: I recommend visiting the Philips product website and downloading the latest firmware and Songbird Software for this device. After doing that I was able to use it with Audible and Rhapsody with no problem. The Player has good overall playback but I did use another pair of earbuds for better sound.