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Toshiba gigabeat S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Toshiba gigabeat S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price and battery.

usability, sound, design, portability

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Toshiba gigabeat S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Toshiba Gigabeat S


Compatible with a wide range of music and video services, the Toshiba Gigabeat S is the most pocket-friendly Portable Media Center yet.

Sleek design ; Works with many online music and video services ; Colorful, high-resolution display ; Easy-to-use interface

Some problems syncing with Vongo ; Relatively short battery life when listening to music

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (

Toshiba Gigabeat S


The new Toshiba gigabeat S is one slick-looking MP3 player. Available in a white 30GB model (S30, $299.99 direct) and a black 60GB model (S60, $399.99), it sports a sharp 2.4-inch LCD, a slim profile, and a nifty cross-shaped button array. Although it...

Very good sound quality. Videos and photos look excellent. Interface is polished and easy to use. Very attractive. Supports WMA Lossless.

Buttons on the side should be on the front or integrated with the cross-shaped controller. No voice recorder. Short battery life for audio playback. No Audible support.

I'm a little disappointed by the gigabeat's short battery life and the lack of a voice recorder, but you get your money's worth with a high-quality, elegant audio/video player that has plenty of style and polish.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (

Toshiba Gigabeat S reviewed, iPod advantage "wiped out"


Boy oh boy, we knew the Toshiba Gigabeat S was good after our initial hands-on at CES, just not this good - according to CNET's review anyway. See, they just snagged a 30GB model which sports Microsoft's "super-intuitive" Portable Media Center (PMC)...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Joel Evans (

Toshiba Gigabeat S


The Gigabeat blows away the competition I've used a lot of portable video players and ALL of the previous Portable Media Centers and can now proudly state that Microsoft got it right. Since the Toshiba Gigabeat S was first rumored and

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Toshiba gigabeat S (MES30)


One of the first things that strikes you when looking at Toshiba's latest portable media player is the presence of a Windows key. You certainly don't see those on the iPod, and that's because the gigabeat S is the first player to have Windows Portable...

Good screen, Windows interface, good quality sound and video, wide range of formats ;

No recording abilities, awkward tv file transfer ;

Overall, the gigabeat is a solid package. Other than the Windows interface there's little new on offer here, but everything it does, it does well. For anyone who wants to join the portable media revolution and wants something a little different from an...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : David Richards and Wire Service (

Toshiba gigabeat S


Toshiba the Company that is set to make the new Microsoft portable "Zune" music player has finally launched its own gigabeat S series of portable, digital audio and video players that allow users to store and watch recorded TV programs, video and...

Watching videos on the screen was very nice compared to the experience found on the iPod video

A few hiccups here and there

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Ryan Maule (

Toshiba Gigabeat S Review


It seems every day that about 10 or 20 new DAPs (digital audio players) appear on the market, but try as they might, the iPod reigns supreme. The behemoth known as Microsoft has been trying to get into the market for a while now, with various portable...

After the conference, Toshiba stated that they’d break it out on the public in March. Well, that came and went, and here we are in the summer just finally getting the chance to enjoy this little player. Was it worth the wait? For the most part, I'd...

Aug, 2006