5 Sept., 2007 ? Available in blue, white and pink, the new gigabeat U201 MP3 player from Toshiba is a colourful, amped-up statement for those music lovers looking for ?that something different?. For an affordable price of $199 including GST, it is packed with features including enhanced audio playback and new capabilities like line-in recording, FM tuner and FM transmitter.

For those music fans that want it all and at no extra cost, the gigabeat U 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.

Measuring an impressive 76.5 by 36.2 by 10.9 mm and weighing just 36 grams, 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. End result? Users who are away from a computer can still transfer music by ripping it directly into the gigabeat U201.

For convenience on the go, the gigabeat U201 has a quick 10 minute charge feature that will provide up to 3 hours of continuous music playback. With a full charge, users will enjoy up to 20 hours of entertainment from a device that will play today?s most popular audio file formats, including MP3, WMA and WAV.

For enhanced audio quality, the gigabeat U201 also features a built-in equaliser, 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.

Features

  • Colours: Choice of blue, white or pink
  • 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
  • Colour panel 1.1-inch diagonal OLED
  • FM tuner
  • FM transmitter
  • 76-108MHz FM frequency band
  • 10 stations / presets
  • Auto scan / manual scan
  • Equalizer: 6 modes with flat
  • Dimensions: 76.5 by 36.2 by 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 36 grams

Source: Toshiba (Australia)