|Toshiba gigabeat MP3 player|
Ilse Jurriën : August 2nd 2007 - 13:38 CET
Toshiba gigabeat MP3 player : Toshiba’s Digital Products Division expanded its portfolio of mobile technologies with the gigabeat MP3 player. Toshiba’s gigabeat U-Series is a freshly designed digital music player with direct-to-MP3 player music ripping technology, FM tuner and radio recorder. Every gigabeat U-Series MP3 player is equipped with a 2GB NAND flash drive, providing ample space for storing nearly 500 songs and 2,000 photos. Additionally, users can conveniently transfer songs from CDs directly to the gigabeat U-Series through its line-in headphone jack. As a result, users who are away from a computer can still transfer music without having to first copy it onto a computer by ripping it directly into the gigabeat.|
Toshiba gigabeat U-Series MP3 player|
Further supplying users with variety, the gigabeat is outfitted with an internal FM tuner and recorder. With the tuner, users can easily listen to their favorite live radio station feeds or record a song to be enjoyed later. The gigabeat can store up to 10 preset radio stations for greater ease of use. “We are very proud of the new gigabeat U-Series. It’s the perfect straight-forward device for users who are looking for a way to take their favorite songs with them everywhere,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “And beyond being easy to use, it’s aesthetically beautiful.”
Toshiba gigabeat U-Series MP3 player - Design
Weighing in at 1.48 oz, the gigabeat U-Series is a light weight, palm-sized device that’s available in either a stunning silver or black aluminum enclosure. Each gigabeat sports a chrome PlusPadTM control button and a rich color 1.1-inch OLED display for a more profound visual experience. The result of such attention to detail is an MP3 player that’s durable, easy to navigate and striking to look at.
Toshiba gigabeat U202 MP3 player - File formats
The gigabeat U-Series’ Li-ion battery supports up to 20 hours of continuous playback and plays today’s most popular audio file formats, including MP3, WMA and WAV. For enhanced audio quality, the gigabeat U-Series’ built in equalizer allows users to adjust the sound output by using preset settings or by manually adjusting the highs and lows.
Toshiba gigabeat MP3 player - Price & Availability
The Toshiba gigabeat U-Series is compatible with Windows Media Player version 10 and above, making the transfer of entire media collections a few simple clicks away. The gigabeat U-series has a starting price of $994 and is available at the web site of Toshiba Direct, as well as a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide with the following specifications:
Toshiba gigabeat U202 - Specifications
• Audio playback format
• MP3, WMA, WAV
• Photo format
• Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
• Up to 20 hours of audio playback
• Full-charge in approx. 2 to 2.4 hours via USB or AC adapter
• 2GB NAND flash memory
• Color panel 1.1-inch diagonal OLED
• FM Tuner
• 76-108MHz FM frequency band
• 10 stations / presets
• Auto scan / manual scan
• Equalizer: 6 modes with flat
• Dimensions: 3.02" x 1.43" x .45"
• Weight: 1.48 oz
Toshiba gigabeat U-Series MP3 player
The gigabeat U-Series is available with a one-year standard, limited warranty. All new Toshiba consumer products are RoHS-compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. The gigabeat and all Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee.
About Toshiba America Information Systems
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.