Toshiba Gigabeat V81: More Screen, More Memory, More of the Same

The new Toshiba's Gigabeat V81 portable digital TV has a 320 x 240-pixel 3.5-inch screen, fitting 40 hours of recorded TV into its internal 8GB memory, which is double the previous version, expandable with an SD card. They claim 10 hours of broadcast viewing, and 13 hours of playback video viewing with WMA, WMV and… » 2/07/08 5:49am 2/07/08 5:49am

Prototype Toshiba Gigabeat Sports Dazzling Display

We had all but given up on exciting new PMPs before seeing this new Toshiba Gigabeat prototype. And while Akihabara News has technically labeled it a DAP (audio only), we're expecting that its gorgeous OLED 3.2" WQVGA screen will find a use for our movies and TV shows as well. Sure, the display isn't as large as … » 10/02/07 8:44am 10/02/07 8:44am

We mentioned it last night, but now we've heard officially that Toshiba's $120 gigabeat T400 is on sale in the US, and it won't have Wi-Fi like its Japanese siblings. Two more unreported details: 16 hours of audio playback or 5 hours of video on a charge, and support for WMA Lossless. » 9/25/07 8:16am 9/25/07 8:16am

Toshiba Gigabeat T401 Slims Down, Beefs Up Sound

The Toshiba Gigabeat T401 just saw the light of day, and it looks like Toshiba is hopping on the slim and trim bandwagon with this 9.9mm-thin music player with a 2.4-inch screen. Plus, the company says it has improved the player's sound with "H2C" tech, giving you better highs and less noise. We're liking this small… » 8/28/07 9:57am 8/28/07 9:57am

Gettin' the Beat Off With the Toshiba Gigabeat U-Series

Toshiba's Gigabeat U-Series player is tiny—tinier than a Meizu, which is already pretty tiny. It holds 2 gigabytes of songs, has an FM Radio, comes with 30 days of free Yahoo Music and costs only $100. Not too shabby, eh? Check our gallery to see some close-up shots and how it stacks up with the competition. [Toshiba] » 8/16/07 4:00pm 8/16/07 4:00pm

Toshiba Gigabeat U103 Ships in 24 Colors

The Toshiba Gigabeat U103 takes the idea of colorful digital media players to an unprecedented level, splashing on enough colors to populate a good-sized crayon box. The $114 player that's now available in Japan is now offered in 24 different colors, which is certainly some kind of record. Besides all that cheery… » 7/24/07 12:04pm 7/24/07 12:04pm

Toshiba Gigabeat MET401 Wi-Fi Enters FCC

The FedComCom has the scoop on the latest Toshiba Gigabeat device, complete with Wi-Fi and Windows Embedded. There's not much art in the FCC filing, which makes us wonder if the MET401 could possibly be a future Zune device or just one of Toshiba's own media players. [FCC via Engadget] » 7/20/07 2:10pm 7/20/07 2:10pm

New Toshiba Gigabeat V Has Bigger Screen, 80s Portable TV Looks

I don't know if this is the future of Zune or not, but the Toshiba Gigabeat V has been updated with a bigger screen and hard drives than the previous generation: 4-inch 480 x 272 pixel screen and 1.8-inch 40 and 80GB drives. It will be out in Japan on the first of June but you will probably see it around here soon,… » 5/28/07 5:28am 5/28/07 5:28am

Toshiba Launches New Gigabeat: Possible Zune 'Nano' Prototype?

Remember when we learned that the Zune was a re-skinned Toshiba Gigabeat and when Toshiba filed the FCC docs for Microsoft? Kinda took the wind out of the first-generation Zune sales for a bit there, didn't it? Now that Toshiba's just released the P20K and P10K flash-based players (which also look a bit like the… » 11/13/06 5:00pm 11/13/06 5:00pm

Dealzmodo: 10GB Toshiba Gigabeat, $130

One-upping our Dealzmodo from yesterday, today we present you with the 10GB Toshiba Gigabeat for only $130. It has a 2.2-inch screen and supports MP3, WMA and WAV. Ten gig player for $130? iPod what? » 10/03/06 10:39am 10/03/06 10:39am

First Generation Microsoft Zunes Are Toshiba OEMs, Second Generation…

Crunchgear has a scoop from a source that confirms the first generation Zune is an OEMed Toshiba Gigabeat, combined with some added on features and functionality made just for Microsoft. Microsoft had to contract Toshiba to build this first unit so they could rush the player out in time for Christmas 2006, probably… » 8/25/06 3:40pm 8/25/06 3:40pm

Is The Microsoft Zune Just A Re-Skinned Toshiba Gigabeat?

Is the Zune just the Toshiba player with some re-arranged buttons? An insider at Microsoft gives us some food for thought. Stay with us on this. » 8/18/06 3:00pm 8/18/06 3:00pm

Toshiba Gigabeat P5 Nana

Alright. Another flash based MP3 player. You'll excuse me if I don't wet these old pantaloons over this one. The Gigabeat P5 NaNa has 512 MB of flash, a 1.1 inch screen, phto viewer, USB support, MP3/WAV/WMA/JPEG playback and 14 hours of battery life. It also looks quite similar to the iPod Nano, but you were… » 6/07/06 6:00pm 6/07/06 6:00pm

Toshiba Gigabeat V30T PMP With Portable Media Center

Not only does this Gigabeat V30T PMP from Toshiba run Microsoft Portable Media Center OS, it has a 3.5 inch color TFT screen and PVR functionality. The last part means you can use this to record TV programs directly to this device. And with a 30 GB hard disk, you'll have plenty of room for your Punky Brewster reruns. » 5/30/06 5:20pm 5/30/06 5:20pm

Toshiba Gigabeat P5S and P10

Toshiba is not giving up in the futile war to kill the iPod, with marketing goons pushing even more semi-different Gigabeat models on us, the P5S and P10. These flash memory-based babies are trying to build on the slight success of the P5 "CanCam" edition. » 4/20/06 10:04am 4/20/06 10:04am

Peter Jackson's King Kong MP3 Player


Hollywood bandwagon ahoy! Toshiba released a special "King Kong" edition of its Gigabeat mp3 player for the Japanese market. (Which explains that invitation Toshiba sent out for a "private viewing of King Kong" to "showcase our promotional partnership" on December 13.) Clutching desperately at straws or a stroke of… » 11/10/05 9:00am 11/10/05 9:00am

DAP Delights for September 22


Today's DAP Headlines: Toshiba has introduced a newer, smaller, and sleeker Gigabeat, we've got more details on the shaver/Mp3 player known as the Safa q200, and finally, a player with "Metro Sexual Style", the Mpio HD400.
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Gigabeat x30 (Happy Happy Joy Joy)

Toshiba announced today a new upgrade to its Gigabeat line of MP3 players. Hold the phone, maybe I missed the notice, but I guess the Gigabeat is big news nowadays. Anyway, this is an upgrade to the previous lines of Gigabeat players. It's a 30 GB model that also features a large 240 x 320 pixel screen. This dap… » 9/20/05 5:32pm 9/20/05 5:32pm