Summary: I had this player for a year and a half. I loved it when it worked. Easy to use, great sound. I loved that it worked with Windows Media Player. Probably less that 9 months after I had it, the player quit - dead. Since it was still under warranty, I sent the player in. I think Toshiba just sent me a refurbished player that they swapped the serial number on. When I got the player back the serial number sticker wasn't even completely stuck on the player.
Summary: Micrsoft might have pulled the plug on Personal media center by going the Zune route, but this device is a nice implementation of PMC. I have an ipod and I bought this for my sister as a present and spent a few weeks loading music and testing it out. It beats the ipod classic on many fronts. It was $50 cheaper for the same capacity (30 GB). Dedicated controls beat the wheel any day. I know the wheel feels cool for exactly 1 week, after that its a pain.
Summary: Before purchasing this product I did some research on it, and heard it was a high quality product but that the batteries sometimes lasted only about 4 hours. I ordered my own and am very pleased with the device. Everything works well, nice interface, and I was extremely impressed by the resolution of the screen. The primary reason I am writing my own review however is my issue with the battery.
Summary: I've had this gigabeat for several months now and I'm very happy with it. The battery life is about what I expected. Every manufacturer out there lies about the battery life so I knew what I was getting into. My previous MP3 player a Creative Zen Micro 5 gb got four hours of battery life and they claimed something like 16 hours. I get six hours of battery life for the gigabeat for audio no matter what I do.
Summary: After being introduced to the Gigabeat by a family friend, I read a lot of customer reviews since I did want to replace my 2 Gb Apple iPod with something a little larger, and decided to go for the MES30VW, which I've had for a little over a week now. It literally does everything, although I haven't yet tried to download videos but will soon...anyway, on to the features...
Summary: i just bought the mes30vw after trying out a friends mes60vw over the weekend. I was impressed by the overall form factor of the thing and mostly for the disk space to price ratio!! i'm surprised these aren't selling more... one of the main reasons i went for this was that "everyone else has an ipod" and this one is much better on the disk space: i can fit my entire collection in 30gigs + photos + a video or two depending on what i'm in the mood for.
Summary: This is a terrific item, easy to use and a bright screen. Holds a pretty long charge. Only thing I wish is that there were more accessories available. It seems Ipod has cornered the market on accessories.
Summary: I bough this product after reading several reviews from other people . Pros : Toshiba Gigabeat is really nice from the design perspective , the look and feel is pleasant. The software is well designed and pretty intutive . Though it doesn't have the click wheel like iPod , but I didnt find any problem using it and going through the various menus. They are all well designed and are visually much more better than the i-pod or other similar players.
Summary: I've been using this player for about a month, and while I hate the computer interface, I do really enjoy it in operation. The menu navigation system is so clean and easy to use, it's practically invisible. The rest of the industry would do well to copy it. Also, the screen is large and looks great, and the size and weight are comfortable - surprisingly small for a 30G player. The sound quality is pretty good, too.
Summary: This is a terrific little pod. I'm very pleased with it. As with all Toshiba products I've owned, it's built well, looks good and does everything it's supposed to. The only hitch is using that awful Windows Media Player 11 as the sync software. I switched to Real Player to do my syncing and file maintenance, and it works great.