Pros Size, charging ability, compatibility with DAPs, Cameras, and USB storage devices, linux (homebrew software, baby!)
Cons pricey, some o/s format (mac) limitations unrefined menus...
Summary After seeing this product at CES, I was quite excited, and it has basically delivered. I had to preorder it from the manufacturer (Simaproducts.com), but it was easy. There really isn't another comparable device out there that isn't a laptop for swapping things between USB devices. I've always got my iRiver with me when I'm out shooting photos, and it's easy as pie to hook it up to Hitch and dump the pics off the camera so I can keep shooting. I've even found it useful to carry along to meetings, as someone always has a thumb drive to take important documents with them. That's not to mention the iPod piece...nothing like sharing a song or video on the spot.
The price is a bit on the high side, and Mac limitations do hamper it, as the review said. It's not perfect, but it's definitely useful. The unit does fingerprint up a bit, but that's a minor gripe.
Pros there are none
Cons not compatible with Mac formatted iPods, aweful GUI
Summary For a product that piggy backs on the popularity of iPod, and advertising the fact all over its packaging, its ridiculous that it doesnt interface with Mac formatted iPods. I found only a subtle mention of the FAT format at the very end of the manual, which only a computer geek would know what that meant. I had to go online to the website, again, stuck as the very last FAQ was the formatting issue. You can format your iPod on a PC and then synch it up with your mac, however whenever firmware or software updates are needed for the iPod, you have to find a PC to link to. The whole idea of having a mac is not to have to deal with PCs. Bought this for my fiancé for xmas and looked like a fool when it didnt work. Great concept, failed execution.
Pros Does iPod to iPod transfers w/out computer...and charges all my gadgets too.
Cons I had to read the manual.....
Summary I really like this little gadget. It does exactly what the package said it would. The only "con" for me was that I did actually have to read the manual to use it. It wasn't all that complicated once I read it, but I wouldn't have been able to just start using it and have it work right.
I got it for $99 at J&R - which I thought was a pretty good price...although I have seen it for less at some no-name online places.