Solid iPod alternative (if you can deal with quirks)
Andrew Richardson, Amazon
29 May 2007
Summary: I purchased my Gigabeat about 5 months ago, and I have to say I've been pretty satisfied. I'm not a fan of iTunes and I have all my music stored on my Media Center PC, so the Gigabeat was a logical choice. Sound quality is great, and the navigation system kills Apple's, hands down.
Summary: For all you windows operators out there, if you're looking for a competitor that blows the i pod out of the water this is it. If anything it may equal the i pod in many areas, but still my personal choice for space, interface, and software.
Summary: I really, really wanted to love this player. It's shiny, it has a beautiful display, and before I had loaded my files onto it, I thought the interface was nice. That's why I've given it 3 stars instead of 1 or 2.
5 stars for design, but a lot less for functionality.
Jenna sais quoi, Amazon
4 December 2006
Summary: I got my Gigabeat less than a week ago. Right off the bat, I was thrilled with the ease of the interface- I greatly prefer the nav ststem to the iPod's click wheel, I love the fact that it actually has a power button, and getting around was really simple and intuitive.
Seems great so far... And *still* does after almost 2 Years...
Ivy Vine, Amazon
4 October 2006
Summary: I can't really give a review yet on the battery performance or say much on all the features as I have only had this 1 day so far, but I like what I see so far... I should mention that I bought the Black 60 GB model...
Summary: I've now had my S60 about two weeks and am getting to know it well. I'd have to say that while I think it is better than the equivalent iPod for Windows XP users, living with the Media Player software is not fun.
Summary: Ok... I did my homework and decided the Toshiba Gigabeat was what I wanted. I ordered it last Thursday and even joined Amazon Prime so I could get it overnighted for $3.99... just had to have it for the weekend. First, I loaded over 600 songs on it Friday night. It was great.
Summary: I didn't want and Ipod cause everyone has one. I have been waitting for a Mp3/video player and when I saw this on CNET I bought it that very night. I have the 60gb (black) and I'm writting this reveiw after owning it for about 2 weeks. Pros.
Summary: Overall, the Gigabeat is a fantastic little player. I just plug it in each night so it can charge and sync with all my music and recorded TV shows (I use Media Center to record TV) and I"m good to go, although I'm very annoyed that HBO prevents their shows from being copied to it.
Summary: I have friends who have ipods, they're always smashing them against walls trying to get them to work, or get over errors, they have all complained about itunes and when they have had computer problems they have ipod problems too. Not the gigabeat.