Have some fun with this sleek 60-gigabyte gigabeat, by carrying your favorite music, pictures and videos everywhere! That's right...not only can you store 10 days of video or playback 40 days worth of near CD quality music, you can view pictures, videos, and even recorded television programs on the gigabeat's generous 2.4" color screen. The attractions begin with a slim piano black finished case that fits comfortably into the hand and small enough to slip into your shirt pocket. The player's unique, new cross-shaped touchpad sensor ("Plus Touch") lets you easily navigate menus and control playback by just sliding your finger along its grooved path.
For starters, the gigabeat's vast array of entertainment selections can all be accessed and controlled with Microsoft's friendly Mobile-based Portable Media Center software, allowing you to make anyplace your entertainment space, and giving you the power to enjoy a wide selection of high-quality recorded television, premium movies, music and photos.
You can connect the player to a TiVo Series 2 DVR and transfer recorded TV shows to enjoy on the go. It's also compatible with download and subscription services such as Napster, AOL MusicNow and other well know sources, so you can expand your collection of MP3s and WMAs. You can even take your gigabeat to a friend's house and plug it into their Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, listening to your favorite tunes as you compete. Xbox 360 shows the albums and songs automatically when you connect it and integrates playback control seamlessly inside the Xbox 360 console.
The gigabeat also acts as a camera companion, enabling a direct connection to many digital cameras to enable easy backup and playback of digital photos when on the go-while syncing back to the PC for permanent storage. The built-in FM tuner lets you enjoy live programming. The rechargeable battery gives you up to 20 hours of playback on a full charge, so you can enjoy videos and music for hours on end. Finally, for those on the go, gigabeat comes supplied with an A/V cable and output which allows for connection to most televisions for the viewing of downloaded movies, videos and photos.