Toshiba Gigabeat V Series PMP

toshiba gigabeat v Toshiba Gigabeat V Series PMP

A quick visit to Toshiba’s dedicated Gigabeat website reveals an enticing, clickable “V Series Portable Video Player Pre-Order Today!” graphic in the bottom right corner. It seems the company has been working in stealth mode recently, as there really weren’t any indications that the Japan-only V30T PVP would cross the Pacific so soon.

But here it is (sans TV tuner). Now available for pre-order at Amazon and Crutchfield for $399, the all-American 30GB Gigabeat MEV30K features a backlit 3.5-inch QVGA TFT (65K colors, 320 x 240), TV-out capabilities, integrated speaker, and rechargeable li-ion battery that boasts 8 hours of video and 30 hours of audio (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, Windows DRM 9/10, WAV) playback. It runs on Microsoft’s Portable Media Center software (version 2) and is thus compatible with Vongo and Windows Media Player 10 video download services such as Napster and Rhapsody.

The MEV30K is available in piano black, but we wouldn’t be surprised if a snow white version popped up eventually.

[Product Page via Engadget]

7 Comments

~ on September 1, 2006 9:02 PM

one word:uglyand the gigabeat website doesn’t show the “v”

Jenn on September 1, 2006 10:01 PM

Yeah, it’s not too attractive, but it IS on the gigabeat site. The bottom right-hand corner shows “V Series Portable Video Player Pre-Order Today!” in yellow and white writing over a blue background. It’s right next to “Gigabeat 360 Tour.”

Mikael on September 2, 2006 3:30 AM

come on, at least give us photographers usd host, i guess ill have to get a ZV:W or wait for the 60Gig ZV:M-Mikael

Tom on September 2, 2006 5:51 AM

I can’t believe they are sending even more products your way…The UK doesn’t even have the the Gigabeat S30 / S60 yet!! :-(

~ on September 2, 2006 11:02 AM

truebut europe and the uk already have the white pspand i’d rather have that than the lame gigabeat sthe reviews weren’t the best for the s – battery life was just as bad as the ipod videoand i hate that stupid black frame around the unit’s screen and all the side buttonsi hope toshiba does better with the zune

huh on August 26, 2007 4:34 AM

it may be look ugly, but at least its rare and better than ipod.

Ron J Hawkins on October 25, 2007 11:10 PM

I had an I Pod, I really like my Gigabeat so much more.I just would like to know where I can find accessories!

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