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: First, let me start with the things I really DO like about the GB30. The user's interface is simple, the graphics are crisp, and it is ridiculously intuitive to manage and transfer music as a Napster Ready-to-Go device. However, the battery performance is pitiful. After 10 days (painfully aware that I am outside the window to return this for a refund from my seller), the battery would drain despite the fact that the unit was turned off.
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.
The battery life took this device to the graveyard!
Hector D. Silva Lemarroy "davidsle", Amazon
18 September 2006
Summary: I received this product one monday and already by thursday I started the return process. The device is amazing displaying pictures, playing music and videos. Has a crystal clear and brightfull screen with a great size too. The software is great, you can find everything real quick. Everything seemed to be amazing until I found out that after four hours the battery just died and the product turned off all the sudden.