Toshiba released an update to the T series, strictly in Japan at the moment. The Gigabeat T802 is simply an 8GB version of the T401. This is slightly different than the T400 we have here in the US in that the T401 has 802.11. There is a method to their naming madness. In related news they have also released a memory update to the U Series with a 4GB version.
The T400 is a fantastic player with great sound quality and really clean and straightforward interface, but only being a 4GB player, you will suffer from memory envy. Yeah, wi-fi might be a nice addition, but I think it might be a little more important to get some higher capacity Gigabeat T’s. I would kill for a 32GB Gigabeat T3200.
[AVWatch via Engadget]
The contest to with the Gigabeat drew over 50 entries sparking the imaginations of real MP3 player users from all over the world. Some of them were gadgets we wished we could have in our hands now. Two particular entries that the mods lusted over were the member Inidgo’s Inigo Intrigue, a 128GB SSD wireless touch based PMP, or Kadajawi’s sexy phone player dubbed the k.urved.
However, sticking with the contest guidelines of the player’s convincingness and presentation there were a few that stood out as some pretty good fakes- these being the iAudio U7, Sansa Peach, Sansa Talon, and the Sansa Ultima. However, there can only be one winner of the grand (and only) prize of a brand new Toshiba Gigabeat T400 (one of my personal favorites).
…and the winner is…
In celebration of the New Year and in the spirit of CES 2008 let’s see who can come up with the most convincing fake. Be creative, give the player a name- im sure many of you can do better than some of Sony’s hard to remember alphanumeric titles or Creative’s latest lack-of-adjective Zen ____. Give the player specs- what features would you want on the player?
The winner will be chosen by our forum moderators based on how convincing the mockups are and the creativity of the fake. You may enter up to three different devices and any graphics program can be used, it does not have to be Photoshop. To enter post a thread in the contest forum located here. Please be sure to read the posting guidelines.
The winner will receive a Toshiba Gigabeat T400 and the contest will end on the 20 th of January 2008.
[ Contest | T400 Product Page ]
Just weeks after the Toshiba introduced the T401 to Japan, the Gigabeat T-series is now being launched in the US. The T400 (basically identical to Japan’s T401S) will possess all that the T401 has to offer aside from its wireless capabilities.
A considerable improvement from the U-series is the 2.4-inch 262k color QVGA LCD, with the ability to playback 5 hours worth of WMV. H2C decoding technology and a 1-bit digital amp filter compliment the MP3, WMA (DRM), WMA Lossless, and WAV audio formats by compensating for audio quality lost in compression and yielding a signal-to-noise ratio of 95dB.
The black Wi-Fi-less device with choice of a blue, orange, or pink color trim (and matching ear bud cable) carries a $120 retail value.