Summary: I have this unit for about 4 months now. Knowing what I know now, I would not buy again. Good: - I like the MCE interface. It's intuitive and easy to use. - Small, light weight and portable. - Was cheap when I bought it. Bad: - Battery life is short (5-6 hrs for music).
Summary: I did alot of careful research before buying the Toshiba Gigabeat. I hated Ipods, as everyone in my family would call me when they froze or crashed etc. I also am a big fan of Window Media PLayer 11, and hate Itunes.
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: Nice little player, love the color black and silver. It only works with windows media, wma format. It comes with an USB cable that allows you to plug it into your computer and connect it to the player.
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.
To sum it up in one word... SWEET Uhhh... read on.
Robert N. Millar, Amazon
26 March 2007
Summary: This is a great piece of technology and you should consider it before you go off and buy an Ipod. I've had mine for about a month now and I love it. No problems or difficulties have been encountered. 1.
Sounds awesome, but has typical probs for this type of player
17 March 2007
Summary: I have been using this player (60g black model) for a few months now. The sound is fantastic, and this is the most important thing for me. I never have and never will use an ipod for many reasons, the #1 being they have always fallen short on sound quality compared to quality brands like Creative...
Summary: I am picky about both music and gadgets, but this little guy was a great purchase. OVERVIEW: After three weeks of owning this device, I highly recommend it. It's slick, menus and controls make sense, nice sound quality.
Great product. Easy to use. Battery life is only dissappointment
Thomas E. Koroch, Amazon
8 March 2007
Summary: Other than the battery life (not much better than a couple hours), I am extremely pleased. Set up was a breeze. The unit is small and not overcomplicated. The few buttons that it does have are logically located and are easy to differentiate (even in the dark or while in your pocket) and access.
Summary: I've had this thing for a bout a week now, and am just amazed with it. I love it, it goes everywhere with me. For the price, it cannot be beat by a long shot. The major drawback for me, being a linux user is that you can't sync it in linux.. it must be windows.