On the left we have the Toshiba Gigabeat T--a video-worthy, Flash-based MP3 player that is an ideal extension of Windows Media Player. On the right we have the third-gen iPod Nano--a video-worthy, Flash-based MP3 player that is an ideal extension of Apple's iTunes software. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...
Toshiba's cross-shaped PlusPad navigation control makes short work of menus. The four buttons surrounding the cross offer equally intuitive control.
It's the little touches, isn't it? A real man should have no problem rocking the pink earbuds.
The Gigabeat T has the rounded square feel of a chocolaty-smooth Kit Kat bar. Its sound quality is also quite tasty.
The Gigabeat T's 2.4-inch wide-screen-format LCD is bright and crisp, with great viewing angles. Native integration with Windows Media Player makes converting and syncing videos a snap.
The versatile Toshiba PlusPad control can be easily adapted for either portrait or landscape viewing. Pressing the Windows flag button in the bottom left corner of the PlusPad brings up the main menu from any screen.
The Toshiba Gigabeat T takes most of the functions of the beloved Gigabeat S portable video player, but shrinks it down to a bite-size device. Unlike the Gigabeat S, the T has no problem going unnoticed in your pocket.
The bottom edge of the Toshiba Gigabeat T holds the USB port, hold switch, power button, and headphone jack. All the other edges of the player offer nothing but pristine glossy plastic.