Unboxing the Toshiba gigabeat T400

Toshiba’s newest digital media player is the gigabeat T400, an affordable 4GB flash unit running an old Portable Media Center interface on a 2.4-inch QVGA display.

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Three models currently comprise the gigabeat T-Series (MET400-BL, MET400-OR, MET400-PK), but they really only differ in their PlusPad and back frame accent colors. Take a peek as I unbox my blue gigabeat T400 ($100 on Amazon) below and check back early next week for my full review.

Packaging

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The gigabeat T400 is packaged neatly in a small box with the player’s PlusPad navigational symbol front and center.

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The presentation is more practical and boring than anything else, but I like that everything at least has its own space. I really can’t stand when accessories are dumped into the bottom of a box with no packing materials to keep everything from sliding around.

Contents

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Bundled with the T400 are the bare essentials: USB cable, software CD, matching earbuds, and requisite paperwork, including a free 30-day Napster subscription and 35 music downloads from eMusic.

Quick Look

The player is a lot nicer in person than I expected it to be. I wasn’t too impressed when it was first announced two months ago, but I got my hands on one while in Las Vegas last week and had my order in at Amazon ($30 cheaper than the B&M store) a few hours later.

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The supplied earbuds are horrid, but the matching cord is a nice touch.

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Update 12.03.07: Toshiba gigabeat T400 review now available!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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