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Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit

B&H # JOGVS250GB Mfr # GVS250US
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Product Highlights
  • 3.2" Color Display
  • View Images
  • Card Reader for Most Memory Cards
  • Ultrafast Data Transfer
  • Verify Function
  • Supports Incremental Backup
  • USB 2.0
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

The JOBO 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit is a versatile device that allows users to transfer and store data from most memory card types, and to view the images. It is equipped with a high quality, high resolution 3.2" Color LCD screen, and uses state-of-the-art technology to provide easy viewing of images.

The unit is equipped with a built-in memory card slot for CompactFlash, MicroDrive, SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS MagicGate, MS Select, and MS PRO MagicGate. The unit has many features including thumbnail view, slide show, picture rotation, picture deletion, histogram display, multi-level zoom function, user interface skin options, copying and deleting of files and folders. The USB Interface of the GIGA Vu extreme provides high speed data transfer to a computer or another storage device at a rate of 20MB/second.

High resolution 3.2" QVGA color display (320 x 240 pixels)
TRUE RAW decoding of numerous RAW image files
Functions: thumbnail view of pictures, slide show, picture rotation (90°, 180°, 270°), picture deletion, multi-level zoom function, user interface skin options, copying and deleting of files and folders, histogram display
Supports incremental backup (synchronization between memory card and hard disk, automatic incremental backup to most recent folder, manual incremental backup to user defined folder)
Ultrafast data transfer including data verification function
Memory card slots for: CompactFlash I/II, MicroDrive, SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS MagicGate, MS Select, MS PRO MagicGate
USB 2.0 high speed with OTG function
USB 2.0 high speed connection to computers (backwards compatible to USB 1.1)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (3.7 V, 2200 mAh)
System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.x, 10.x & higher, Linux.
Storage Capacity 250GB
Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash I/II, MicroDrive, SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS MagicGate, MS Select, MS PRO MagicGate
LCD Display 3.2" QVGA color display (320 x 240 pixels)
Video Out Not Specified by Manufacturer
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Supports OTG interface for direct connection to cameras and PictBridge enabled printers.
Power Source Replaceable Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7 V, 2200 mAh)
Dimensions 5.24 x 2.95 x 0.98" (133 x 75 x 25mm)
Weight 9.88oz (280g)
System Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.x, 10.x & higher, Linux
Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion-Battery (installed)
  • AC Adapter/Charger (100-240V)
  • Car Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Carry Bag
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Jobo250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Reliable and Fast

        By Sneffels Climber

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Storage
          • Image Transportation

          Comments about Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit:

          I purchased this unit to take along on a trip to Europe where I knew there would be countless photo opportunities, and where I knew I didn't want to drag around a bulky laptop just for backup photo storage. It worked flawlessly, loading hundreds of RAW files from the memory cards of my 21 megapixel SLR within a few short minutes, and giving me the reassurance that my photos were safely backed up. I used it each evening on the two week trip and never had a problem. It also does a good job as a photo viewer for even RAW files, but brings up the files more slowly than desired. For reviewing your photos, your camera or a laptop is a better option. I will take the GIGA Vu Sonic with me on every photo shoot from now on. As for the internal battery, I charged it once and never had to re-charge it during my two week trip. A very good product as far as I'm concerned.

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          4.0

          Does The Job

          By Orcastu

          from VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Storage

            Comments about Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit:

            I have used this for over a year now without issue as a backup device. Works fine as a viewer as well but controls are cumbersome.

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            1.0

            Trouble from Day 1

            By Terry W

            from Stockton, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Unreliable Storage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit:

              I purchased the GIGA Vu Sonic by Jobo this year and have been disappointed from my opening use. I downloaded my pics from my memory card. The first time that I tried to preview them, the screen went into a split screen view and nothing is recognizable. I reviewed the operating instructions, whihc told me to restart. When that didn't work, I progressed to the 2nd option, to remove the internal battery. Neither fixed the issue. I got zero usr from my purchase! I would not recommend this item to any prospective buyer.

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              5.0

              Wonderful product that works great!

              By Jack the photo pro

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Audio Quality
              • Good Video Quality
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit:

                This unique portable hard drive is ideal for all photography and data storage. I take it all over the world and it has never failed. It copies and stores at the fastest speed and is extremely durable and well made. It has a built in screen that displays all photos in very high color resolution and it is easy to use. I find it compatible with all memory card types. It also copies and stores raw files. Great value! It will not disappoint and is well worth the price. Love my JOBO!

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                2.0

                USB Connect Doesn't work with OS LION

                By anthonymdavis

                from Charlottesville, VA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                • Not working with OS Lion

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Jobo 250GB GIGA Vu Sonic Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit:

                I've been happy with this unit but when I upgraded to OS Lion on my Mac, it won't recognize the USB port. That means that I have to copy my images back to a memory card...then to my hard drive.

                When the USB connect worked it was great. Now, it's kind of a pain. Overall, I like having the ability to upload my images to a drive. Hopefully, they'll supply a firmware update. I still recommend it but for Mac use (right now) I'm hesitant.

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