Gigabeat

  • Toshiba's tiny 8GB mp3 player is GyaO-tiful

    Toshiba's tiny 8GB mp3 player is GyaO-tiful

    I’m not sure what’s up with the name, but this is a cool-looking little gadget. It’s from Toshiba (like this other little guy with a digital TV tuner inside) and it costs about $300. It costs the same as an 8GB iPod Touch, but it’s a little smaller (for good or ill) and obviously doesn’t sport the same touchy interface. It’s got wi-fi, runs a version of Windows… Read More

  • Gigabeat V81 gets upgrades; Why can't we have 1Seg here?

    [photopress:Toshiba_gigabeat_V81_1.jpg,full,center] Toshiba’s Gigabeat was the foundation of the first Zune. Microsoft picked Toshiba’s offering because they’re solid PMPs, and in Japan they’re quite popular. Our Japanese readers will be happy to hear that the V series is getting upgraded hotness, the V81. Gone is the paltry 4GB storage, doubled to 8GB. It will also be… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 2GB Toshiba Gigabeat for $60, shipped

    CrunchDeals: 2GB Toshiba Gigabeat for $60, shipped

    Office Depot has the 2GB Toshiba Gigabeat MEU202 with 1.1-inch OLED display and FM tuner for $59.99 with free shipping. Battery life lasts up to 20 hours and can be charged via mini USB cable. The device plays MP3, WMA, and WAV files and can display photos on the tiny screen. The FM tuner can handle 10 station presets if you still listen to FM radio for some reason. Toshiba Gigabeat® MEU202-BK… Read More

  • New Toshiba Gigabeat MP3 players

    New Toshiba Gigabeat MP3 players

    Will the impending Toshiba Gigabeat U series be the new Nano killer? No. And I’m ashamed that I even used that cheap, sensationalistic journalism tactic. I don’t know what got into me. There are three models; the U104, the U205, and the U206. The U104 features 1GB of memory. The U205 and U206 each have 2GB and feature FM reception and a built-in FM transmitter. They all have OLED… Read More

  • Toshiba Booth Tour

    I love the Qosmio line of Toshiba laptops and this collection of Gigabeats, phones, and cameras made me pee a little. Essentially the entire laptop line is very slick with unique touches like HDDVD playback and odd applications for music and photo viewing. Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat U103: 24 Colors, Oh My

    Toshiba Gigabeat U103: 24 Colors, Oh My

    I can’t imagine needing 24 different colors for a simple DAP, but apparently Toshiba thinks otherwise. Its Gigabeat U103, which comes out today in some place called Japan, is more or less the same as last year’s model: 1GB, tiny 1.1-inch OLED display, FM radio/transmitter, etc. Standard DAP, but in 24 bold and exciting colors like red and… blue! Well, at least it’s cheap… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat V: Next Gen Gigabeat, Next Gen Zune?

    Toshiba Gigabeat V: Next Gen Gigabeat, Next Gen Zune?

    Toshiba’s original Gigabeat is among the most successful non-iPod portable media players (PMP) out there, boosted by the fact that Microsoft used it as the basis for the Zune. Whether or not this new Gigabeat, the Gigabeat V, will be the basis of Zune 2(or Zune Too, or whatever hip, focus group-tested name Microsoft gives it) is yet unknown, but Toshiba’s player does its best to stand… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat U101 and U201 DAPs Directly Encode MP3s

    Toshiba Gigabeat U101 and U201 DAPs Directly Encode MP3s

    Yes, we all know that the iPod is the undisputed king of DAPs, but that doesn’t mean companies shouldn’t be allowed to sink untold sums into R&D trying to dethrone it. What sets these tiny Gigabeats — the U101 and U201—apart from other “me, too” DAPs it the ability to encode directly into MP3 format from any audio source. Handy, yes, but hardly what you… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat S60 Reviewed

    Toshiba Gigabeat S60 Reviewed

    Krunker has posted a review of the Toshiba Gigabeat S60 and they seem to like it a lot aside from a few shortcomings. This Zune-before-the-Zune media player uses an embedded version of windows, which actually has a pretty decent looking UI. Video playback is nice and although there’s no WiFi-based song sharing, the player still holds its own as a decent competitor. One major problem they… Read More