Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esrafel Best MP3 player I have used yet!
I received the GoGear Vibe 8gb back in 2009 or 2010 AND IT'S STILL RUNNING GREAT! I listen to a lot of audio books and the battery life is STILL about as good as it was new. It has also been used substantially while I was at work in the shipyard - very hot, dirty, and in the summer, extremely humid environment almost everyday for 4 years. I have spilled a few drinks that have seeped inside via the USB and headphone jacks but with quick triage (blowing into the jacks to remove as much liquid as possible and help via centrifugal force) I am *very* pleased at the abuse this little machine has tolerated!
Please keep in mind I am reviewing the device itself and not so much the Phillips Songbird software which was very confusing to me as I don't care to create playlists and the like. It could also be clearer as to converting different video formats BUT once figured out, becomes easy enough.
The menu-driven interface on the device is intuitive and easy to navigate. The lock toggle switch on the bottom, when activated, is confirmed via the screen which is satisfying and works well. Especially if you put the device in your pocket when playing MP3s or audio books. I love the fact that there is no fluff and just enough menu items to get the job done. Everything from slideshows, playing videos, and playing audio is easy and extremely reliable.
In conclusion I am very satisfied with this gift and would recommend it to anyone that wants a compact, *rugged*, great sounding MP3 player with a battery life that has been first class. The screen is tiny for videos but as I said earlier because I use it primarily for audio books, video is just icing on the cake for me and is sufficient to entertain me when I have chosen to use it.
I hope this review has helped!
23 February 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by michaelga117 Not worth the money even at half off.
My GoGear VIBE 8GB lasted 1 week as it kept losing its memory and charge. Then it recharges and when I reload the music, the files are all gone again.
16 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by evadedjo product is great for my lifestyle
didnt use your media-(song bird) to download used my own but i am completely satisfied with it
13 October 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by ToasterBeater it wont delet albums, loses albums, and it locks me out of certian albums
good for the first few months, now i can hardly use it, one day i have 3 mbs left and the next without deleting anything i have 2 gb free. dont waste your money
5 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Azel Truly Enjoyable Product
Not being very familiar with electronics; I asked a Brother-n-law to help me download some music. He showed me just how easy it really is. Thank you. I also feel the sound quality is excellent. The one and only issue I have, is; the included earphones. I can not use "ear buds". I do realize this as a personal issue. as this is my only concern so far. I am very happy with my MP3.
2 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Misty6 Perfect for convienance
It is small and handy. It holds more than just music. I love my gogear!
1 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tessa16 its good for a while then its worthless
ive had mine for about 2 years and now i cant even turn it on it just freezes i really dont want to have to reset it completley but i guess im going to have to because the reset button on the bottom isn't fixing it and its going to get rid of hundreds of songs that i cant get back because they were on my old computer. so basically i would reccomend it but have a backup
23 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill7153 Great Product Somewhat clumsy interface
Easy to use once setup but seems to balk at PC interface with Songbird. Windows 7 attempts to reformat the drive interpreting that there is a problem when none exists!
10 September 2012