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Toshiba gigabeat

by Scott5021 / November 16, 2005 6:06 AM PST

I looked at this Np3 player on toshibas website, seems cool,

any comment. . .

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yeah, it is pretty nice
by musicman01 / November 16, 2005 7:16 AM PST
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beautiful screen; hands down, great interface, looks good overall, not sure about song organization (if it is as good as the ipods)-> read some nasty reviews about this, solid battery life but it doesn't come with any case (not even a belt clip) although it comes with a cradle, which is a definate added bonus.

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how's the size?
by seaTown / November 16, 2005 8:23 AM PST

yeh i've been looking at them too, has anybody seen one in person that can compare it's size to another player?

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by Tallcoolone / November 16, 2005 8:41 AM PST
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I've tried out a Gigabeat on display in Best Buy, and it's very impressive. A big screen, good controls and navigation (don't listen to CNet's lame complaints), and a stylish, durable design. I've heard some complaints about the software, though.

As for size, it's competitive; it seems just a tad taller than the 5g iPod (though a lot thicker), and lighter than what I was expecting. Check out the pic comparing it to the 4g iPod in CNet's review.

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New Toshiba Gigabeat X Series
by Tallcoolone / November 16, 2005 8:58 AM PST
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If you can hold on a bit longer, I'd suggest waiting for the Gigabeat X series, which will be available in 20, 30, and 60 GB capacities. It's been out in Japan for over a month already, but judging by what happened with the current F series, it probably won't make it over here until sometime in the middle of next year. I've seen some available for purchase (imported, I guess), but it'd cost you $400 and no warranty (it will be more like $300 when it makes it over here).

The Gigabeat X20 and X30 (20 and 30 GB, obviously) are 20% smaller than the F series in every dimension. To compare it to the 5g iPod, it's shorter, narrower, a tad thicker, and a hair lighter. The X60 is a bit thicker than the other two, as expected. It has an even bigger screen (2.4 inches), and the plus touch controller seems to be improved; it is now raised slightly above the surface instead of sunken in. It also supports USB mass storage class, so you can drag and drop stuff right to it from your computer instead of using proprietary software.


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