courtesy of www.dapreview.net: http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review2817_intro14092.html basically 6/10, I'll cut to the chase, here's their summing up: Pros: - Largest display in its class - Attractive looks - Plenty of storage sizes and colors to choose from Cons: - Poor navigation - Poor music organization - Prone to lock-ups - Bad battery life - No slideshow featuring music option They don't seem to have liked the manual....some pages have more notes than instructions This seems damning: the software pulled picture files from all over my PC--even though I thought it was only pulling data from the My Pictures folder. The flood of images included sample JPEGs provided with imaging software and cover art. When I tried to sync, Gigabeat threw up a too-much-information flag and promptly froze. I had to let the battery run out and then recharge it to fix the situation. When I regrouped and dragged and dropped selected images to the device, I couldnt find a way to add music to a slideshow which to me defeats the purpose of having music and photos on the same device On the controls: The PlusTouch control was difficult to use, sometimes shooting me through lists too quickly and then requiring me to tap with my fingernail one menu option at a time to get where I wanted to go. Overall its unintuitive to operate On the batt life: Toshiba claims a battery life of 16 hours. My Gigabeat conked out about 2 hours short of LA on a 12-or-so hour trip from Seoul. And thats without using the LCD for viewing photos Final comment: Toshiba should go back to the lab and use the same kind of approach it has used with making quality DVD players that are simple to use Seems contradictory to other favourable reviews?