Posted on Sunday, October 15 2006 @ 01:15:03 CEST by LSDsmurf
In 2006, the supercompact Gigabeat S launched Toshiba into the MP3 player elite. The company, which is manufacturing the upcoming 30GB Microsoft Zune, has recently launched the Gigabeat V30, a 30GB Portable Media Center (PMC) device with a big screen and an original new look. As much as I appreciate the intuitive PMC interface as well as the healthy boost in battery life over that of the S, the V30 is disappointing overall. Its lack of A/V recording, a higher-capacity model, and FM radio, plus a subpar display, make the V a mediocre choice in a market full of excellent PVPs.