There's a 7-in-1 card reader that kindly provides a backup facility for all your digital snaps. The ability to backup gigabyte after gigabyte of photos, not to mention the ability to view them all -- including those in raw format -- on the device itself is fantastic. The only downside we noticed was when viewing large-resolution photographs, which produced non-existent artefacts during downscaling, along with 'jaggies' around the edges of objects.
Read/write times to the hard disk were excellent. Three gigabytes of data took little over three minutes to transfer to the device. Windows detects the VP8360 as both a removable disk and a hard drive, so you'll snag an extra 80GB of storage when you plug this little beauty into your laptop.
We got a healthy 13 hours of continuous music playback from a single charge, and 4 hours of MPEG-4 video playback.
This is a good product for such a low price. You're getting a huge number of functions for little more than the 80GB video iPod. The VP8360 is not to be missed by the travelling photographer or video enthusiast.
Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Nick Hide