Toshiba promises to give users something new and different in the MP3 player arena with the launch of its Gigabeat U201.
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Measuring an impressive 76.5mm by 36.2mm by 10.9mm and weighing just 36g, the palm-sized gigabeat U is a 2GB NAND flash player capable of storing up to 500 songs or 2,000 photos. With direct-to-MP3 player music ripping technology, it enables users to conveniently transfer songs from CDs directly to the gigabeat U through its line-in headphone jack.
The gigabeat U201 has a quick 10 minute charge feature that will provide up to 3 hours of continuous music playback and can last up to 20 hours with a full charge. The device is compatible with various audio formats, including MP3, WMA and WAV and even has a built-in equalizer, which allows users to adjust the sound output by either using preset settings, or by manually adjusting the highs and lows to suit their own preferences.
The gigabeat U also features an FM tuner as standard, allowing users to tune in to their favourite radio stations, and an FM transmitter for those that want to pipe music through a home or car radio or even another U series gigabeat.
Complete features of the gigabeat U include:
- Choice of blue, white or pink design
- Audio playback format: MP3, WMA, WAV
- Photo format: JPEG
- Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- Up to 20 hours of audio playback using full-charge option
- Full-charge in approx. 2 to 2.4 hours via USB or AC adapter
- Up to 3 hours of audio playback via 10 minute charge option
- 2GB NAND flash memory
- Color panel 1.1-inch diagonal OLED
- FM Tuner and Transmitter
- 76-108MHz FM frequency band
- 10 stations / presets
- Auto scan / manual scan
- Equalizer: 6 modes with flat
- Dimensions: 76.5mm by 36.2mm by 10.9mm
- Weight: 36g
The Gigabeat U201 is available for an RRP of $199 including GST.