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Trekstor Vibez

Trekstor Vibez
alaScore 82

267 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and value for money. The design and usability are also appreciated.

sound, usability, design, value for money, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Trekstor Vibez is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 267 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Trekstor Vibez

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Trekstor Vibez from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TrekStor Vibez 12GB HDD MP3 Player Supports Various Music FormatsTrekStor Vibez 12GB HDD MP3 Player Supports Various Music Formats

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Amazon.com review summary for Trekstor Vibez

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Trekstor Vibez from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, value for money, design, build quality

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TrekStor vibez 12 GB MP3 Player (Black/Silver)TrekStor vibez 8 GB MP3 Player (Black/Silver)TrekStor Vibez 17101 FM Tuner Expansion Card

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TrekStor Vibez 8GB MP3 Player

 

TrekStor's Vibez media player has several innovative features we really dig; unfortunately, these innovations are undone by a few less desirable traits.

Plays a ton of file formats, and sounds great when doing so

Tiny display, crappy user interface, highly annoying wheel-thingy

We respect the Vibez’s agnostic approach to file-format support, we dig its price tag, and we love the fact that we can add features like an FM radio or video player down the road. It sounds great, too. But its usability failings drive us nuts.

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TrekStor vibez 12GB Review

 

If you're in the market for a compact MP3 player, there are quite a number of options available. TrekStor, a German company known for flash drives and MP3 players, has brought another contender to the US market – the TrekStore “vibez”. Despite their...

Great sound quality; plenty of features; mini-USB connector; doubles as a flash drive

No dedicated lock button; poor menu system; scroll wheel feels cheap and inaccurate

Even with the stock headphones, the vibez produced great sounding audio.

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TrekStor Vibez (12GB)

 

Put the TrekStor Vibez in the ring with the 8GB iPod Nano, and it'll win at least a few rounds. For starters, it costs less--a lot less if you shop online. TrekStor sells 8GB, 12GB, and 15GB versions of the Vibez for $219.99, $239.99, and $259.99 each....

The TrekStor Vibez features a stylish, original design; innovative auto-DJ features; voice and line-in recording; dedicated volume controls; advanced photo-viewing features; and an optional FM tuner. The scroll-wheel interface simplifies song searches

Album-art option renders text almost unreadable on the TrekStor Vibez, and the FM tuner is not included. The chrome back shows fingerprints and smudges; there's no dedicated hold switch; and the scroll wheel is hard to push accurately

Better than the iPod Nano in many respects, the TrekStor Vibez scores with its dazzling looks, excellent interface, and solid performance.

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TrekStor Vibez Review

 

German storage device company TrekStor hasn't been overly hyped for manufacturing innovative audio players - until they released the Vibez. Coming in sizes of 8 and 12GB and designed by former Rio Audio developers, the Vibez incorporates many features...

Very good audio quality, 5-band parametric EQ, option to save profiles, Gapless playback, crossfade, Supports a large variety of audio codecs, MSC and MTP modes, works on any operating system, File/folder browsing and ID3 browsing, Line-in recording in...

Scroll wheel can be awkward and imprecise to use, Real life playback time is closer to 12 hours than the advertised 20 hours, Hard disk instead of flash memory, Tiny low-res screen, microscopic fonts on some menu points, Low output volume, doesn't work...

Packed with tons of nifty features, superb audio quality, a logical interface, and a virtually bug- free firmware, the Vibez is a great device for the serious listener.TrekStor managed to get it right for almost everyone: MSC vs. MTP mode, file/folder...

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TrekStor VibeZ review

 

Of the hard disk players on test, the 12GB Trekstore Vibez has the lowest capacity, yet it costs almost as much as a 30GB iPod. It has a lot to prove.

Using this player is made frustrating by oversensitive controls. While it has some nice features, its performance and quality don't justify the price.

Recommended!

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TrekStor vibez (12GB)

 

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TrekStor vibez review

 

An excellent MP3 player with loads of features and great sound quality. The rubber wheel is a bit weird to use, but with lossless format support, many people will be prepared to get used to it

Great audio quality ; Support for OGG and FLAC ; Dynamic playlists ; Gapless playback ; Above-average headphones ; Drag-and-drop transfer function ; Line-in recording

Small screen ; No video support ; FM radio is an optional add-on ; Awkward manual playlist creation ; Rubber wheel will be uncomfortable for some

Even the supplied headphones are excellent. Okay, they're no competitor to a model costing £50 or more, but for bundled headphones they're truly high performing, and they should be -- they're made by Sennheiser, the German audio specialists. It's...

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TrekStor - Vibez

 

It seems all audio players are aimed in some way at a member of the iPod product line. TrekStor's Vibez has its eye on the iPod Nano, the music player in Apple's product line which has ...

There aren't many 12GB memory-based audio players under £150. The Trekstor Vibez is a no-nonsense device, designed to play music and live recordings well. It doesn't do video, it doesn't play games, but it does do microphone and line-in recordings,...

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We'll see how their customer service responds

 

Tried mightily to get response from Trekstor support including finding CEOs name and social website he's listed on (XING) wrote him email (in German) describing the 7 Trekstor items I had that were defective. Both Vibez broke within the month warranty...

Sleek design, included Sennheiser headphones included

FM radio chip not included, $30 extra & you need to install it.That requires prying off the back, Back never stayed on after installation. Customer support non-existent

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TrekStor Vibez (12GB)

 

Tried mightily to get response from Trekstor support including finding CEOs name and social website he's listed on (XING) wrote him email (in German) describing the 7 Trekstor items I had that were defective. Both Vibez broke within the month warranty...

Sleek design, included Sennheiser headphones included

FM radio chip not included, $30 extra & you need to install it.That requires prying off the back, Back never stayed on after installation. Customer support non-existent

Product Specifications

TrekStor offers valuable storage products and audio devices for various uses. TrekStor products are designed by its own development team. PRODUCT FEATURES: Full color; TFT display with 176 x 132 pixels; Magnetically mounted scroll wheel; Exchangeable powerful lithium ion battery (charged via the USB); Maximum operating period of approx. 20 hours (approx. 3 hours charging time); Integrated voice recorder to record notes; Back cover made of high grade steel; Easy to hold soft touch housing.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Carrying Case

Color:Black
Material:Neoprene
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Case

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:12GB/15GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:12GB/15GB/8GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.2in/0.7in
Height:2.6in/2in
Weight:0.2oz/2.5oz
Width:4.1in/4.8in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Parametric

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix
Manufacturer:TrekStor
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TrekStor vibez/TrekStor vibez StretchBag

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
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