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#286116 - 29/11/2006 16:16 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: rob]
peter
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Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4138
Loc: Cambridge, England
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In other words, call a Seagate distributor and request a couple of samples. I'm right on it

Peter - is any software nobbling going on that would make this a problem?

There is no software nobbling, but (and this is "public" information because anyone with a voltmeter could easily discover it) the particular brand of drive presently used is slightly unusual in being operable at 3.0V, rather than requiring 3.3V as most competitors do.

And AFAICT there are no released drives bigger than the 12GB already available in a Vibez.

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#286117 - 29/11/2006 17:34 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: peter]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5315
Loc: Cambridge UK
Oh well, 12GB will do me. It's not like I ever really use portables these days (Virgin Atlantic's in flight entertainment system put a stop to that). Mostly I just want to see how much of the UI I can recognise!

Rob

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#286118 - 30/11/2006 18:08 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: rob]
altman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3449
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
You're obviously not flying enough then (or sleeping too much on flights) - Claire's pretty much blown through everything she wants to watch on the virgin system now

Hugo

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#286119 - 30/11/2006 21:29 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: altman]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5315
Loc: Cambridge UK
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You're obviously not flying enough then (or sleeping too much on flights) - Claire's pretty much blown through everything she wants to watch on the virgin system now

You mean she got bored with with watching Peep Show over and over again??

Rob

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#286120 - 11/12/2006 16:29 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: altman]
SuperQ
addict

Registered: 13/06/2000
Posts: 429
Loc: Berlin, DE
Anyone here got a vibez yet? quick review?
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#286121 - 01/04/2007 23:29 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: robricc]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
How has the Vibez been faring out in the wild since we last checked? Is the wheel holding up? Is the software solid, or at least receiving updates? Did it really turn out to have the Karma/empeg functionality that we love? How's the price and availability?

And the most curious question: Has anyone hacked a different add on board where the tuner should go? Or is it even possible?

I'd forgotten about these until mentioned elsewhere recently. I sadly have no need for one, but maybe I could create one.
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#286122 - 02/04/2007 08:44 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: FireFox31]
rubennyc
member

Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 141
Loc: New Jersey, USA
How has the Vibez been faring out in the wild since we last checked?

I love mine. Use it every day.

Is the wheel holding up?

Beautifully. Need more options for allowing/disallowing certain functions when the player is locked.

Is the software solid, or at least receiving updates?

Solid, yes, except for one major bug that causes the player to hang if you save a playlist when repeat is enabled. No updates have been announced publicly yet.

Did it really turn out to have the Karma/empeg functionality that we love?

For the most part, yes. (I own a recently deceased Karma. Never had the pleasure of meeting an empeg.) Sadly, it is missing the ability to manage playlists independent of the Now Playling list.

How's the price and availability?

Fairly priced. Only two stores carry it in the US: J&R and B&H, both in NYC, which works out fine for me.

All in all, I rank Karma a little higher than Vibez, and Vibez higher than everything else.
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#315643 - 29/10/2008 16:03 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: robricc]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Very cheap, very bad Vibez knock-off:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10661

It's really sad that the Vibez is so rare. It's such a cool piece.
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#315675 - 31/10/2008 00:39 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: Robotic]
rubennyc
member

Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 141
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Originally Posted By: Robotic
Very cheap, very bad Vibez knock-off:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10661

It's really sad that the Vibez is so rare. It's such a cool piece.


16 GB flash version of the real deal due out soon: http://www.amazon.com/TrekStor-vibez-Por...0745&sr=8-1
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#315858 - 03/11/2008 23:34 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: rubennyc]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
I see that Trekstor lists 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB on their site.
It's exciting to see the 16GB at Amazon. Any clue if
1. the 32 will not be far behind?
2. the 32 is flash-based?
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#315863 - 04/11/2008 09:35 Re: Trekstor Vibez [Re: Robotic]
rubennyc
member

Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 141
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Originally Posted By: Robotic
I see that Trekstor lists 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB on their site.
It's exciting to see the 16GB at Amazon. Any clue if
1. the 32 will not be far behind?
2. the 32 is flash-based?


All are flash-based. No release dates have been given on the 32 GB. And given TrekStor's track record on releases, the 32 could be a long way away. frown
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