Jobo Giga Vu Pro
Review Date: June 9th 2005
The Jobo Giga Vu Pro is a direct competitor to the Epson P-2000 portable storage device that I enthusiastically reviewed back in March. I first encountered the Jobo Giga Vu Pro at PMA 2005, when I bumped into the Jobo CEO on the Epson stand, who was busy arguing with an Epson representative about which was the better product. With a 3.8 inch colour LCD screen, 40Gb or 60Gb hard drive, built-in card slot for Compact Flash / Microdrive memory cards, support for video and music playback, and the ability to playback RAW files, the Jobo Giga Vu Pro matches the better known Epson device. Jobo haven't stopped there though - they have added a host of pro-level options to the Giga Vu Pro, including WiFi support, Levels display, Channels display, a touch screen for entering information, PictBridge compatibility and support for RAW files from over 70 different cameras. Similar in size and weight, can the Jobo Giga Vu Pro compete with the Epson P-2000? Read my extensive review to discover the answer.