JOBO Giga Vu Pro 60GB Personal Media Device Review

Brandon Baumgarten

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Take out your photo viewer and everybody will want to look at your photography. In fact they are so fun to use, you may not get them off of it. Get your photos out of the camera or computer and into a your multimedia player, so people want to look at them. A must for all amateur and professional digital photographers. Quickly transfer and view photos from your digital camera in crisp thumbnail galleries or fullscreen. Free up memory space, transfer and view photos from your digital camera. You have alot invested into movies, music and photos and this is the perfect way to get the make of it. This little outfit ties it all together. Personal Media Centers are HOT right now.

JOBO Giga Vu Pro 60GB and Jobo Giga Vu Pro 40GB Personal Media Device KISSER:

The new JOBO Giga Vu Pro Personal Media Device has an adjustable brightness, 3.8" LCD monitor with 320x240 pixels and a touch screen for keyboard entry. WiFi enabled with an optional Compact Flash WiFi card, the unit can become a node on a wireless network allowing sharing of files with other users. Download your priceless photos in JPEG and RAW file formats. Real Raw Decoding allows the unit to decode RAW formats from Canon, Nikon, and Kodak Pro. Virtually all other RAW formats can be viewed. View 12 thumbnail images per page or slide show mode (JPEG only). Zoom 1,2,3 or 400% for JPEG and RAW formats. Rename albums, add comments and add keywords to images. You have full control with the JOBO Giga Vu Pro. Play, stop and pause MP3 files. Headphone audio line out. It even has a built in speaker w/volume control. Fast USB 2.0 high speed transfers and Rechargeable Li-Ion battery.

Specifications and Features:

Capacity: 60GB Hard disc- Recognized as a computer's external hard drive for fast up and downloading from, or to PC or Mac. Shock protected hard drive. USB 2.0 high speed mass storage device.

Display: 3.8 inch high quality transflexive color LCD screen, 320 x 240 pixels with adjustable brightness. The bright display is viewable even in bright conditions making it suitable for outdoor use. The JOBO has a touch Screen for keyboard entry. Several screens allow the use of the stylus for typing names, keywords and adding comments to images

Photo Format: supports JPEG and Canon, Nikon, and Kodak PRO RAW file formats, virtually all other RAW formats can be viewed in fht RAW file. CompactFlash (CF) Type I and I MicroDrive. Other storage formats require an adapter sold seperatly. Supports Adobe DNG format with firmware version 1.0.5.

* Displays full raw decoding progress feedback

* Decodes 6 Megapix. JPG< 1 second.

* Automatic activation of copy function after memory card insertion

* New folder is generated for each download

* Copy with or without preview

* Verify after copy function

* optional auto copy for sport photographers

* Thumbnail view shows 12 images per page

* Slide show mode available (JPEG only)

* Zoom- 100%, 200%, 300%, and 400% for JPEG and RAW

* Powerzoom- up to 1:1 pixel, With the MAX setting in the zoom function, the GIGA Vu PRO can display at a resolution of one pixel on the display equals one pixel on the camera sensor.

* Color profiling- with firmware version 1.0.5

* Subtle sharpening- with firmware version 1.0.5

* Rotate images- Only in JPEG

* Histograms and Channels- RGB, B/W, and individual R, G, and B channels can be analyzed

* Dust detector- detects dust on the sensor chip of the camera that captured the image

* Pictbridge compatible printer- the unit can print without the need for a computer

* Touch screen for data management- stylus included, several screens allow the use of the stylus for typing names, adding comments to images, add keywords to images (EXIFdata of JPEG files only)

Video Playback: video formats supported MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DIVX 3/4/5

* Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind

* Video playing time: 120 minutes (with one charge of battery)

Audio Play Back Format: MP3 files, WAV audio files (with firmware version 1.0.5)

* Play, Stop, Pause, Next, Previous

* Headphone, audio line out compatible with automatic detection

* built in loudspeaker with volume control

Wireless Network: WiFi enabled, with an optional CF WiFi card, the unit can become a node on a allowing sharing of files with other users

Menu Languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Swedish

Battery: High quality rechargeable Li-Ion battery (2200 mAh)

* Optional external battery pack available

* Firmware fully user upgradeable

* Optional Accessories: GIGA Vu PRO external battery pack,

Item #GVB001

*Power- 9V, 1.5A

*Optional- GIGA Vu PRO External Battery

Item #GVB001

Weight: 8.81oz

Size: 1.5"x 2"x 3"

The GIGA Vu PRO Package: comes with the following accessories


* Internal Li-Ion battery

* Power Adapter 100-240 V

* USB 2.0 Cable

* RCA Cable

* Instruction Manual

*Rubber Display Cover to protect display and controls when unit is not in use

There's not much point in listing any prices here, you know how quickly they drop on electronics products. Visit to compare prices, read actual customer reviews and find accessories. You will also find KISSERreviews for the Apple iPod Photo, Archos AV700, Archos AV500, Epson P-2000 and P-4000, SmartDisk FlashTrax, iRiver PMP-140, Creative Zen, and the Nikon MSV-01 CoolWalker. Also for Nikon and Canon Cameras. For helpful information about, How to Become a Freelance Photographer and Freelance Photographer Jobs, visit our unique Digital Photography Website at: for great ideas. There are a lot of free photography tips, tutorials and travel information.

I have been a photographer at western ski resorts. Starting out in Wyoming. Where I landed my first professional photography job, taking action photos of skiers on the slopes at Grand Targhee. I am currently a freelance phototographer In Lake Tahoe, California.


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