If the Toshiba GigaBeat P5 “CanCam” edition has anything going for it, it’s the hot colors it comes in – a stunning gold and a Valley girl worthy pink. To me, at least, this makes Toshiba’s entry level music player a heck of a lot more interesting than the iPod Shuffle, not to mention that this one actually comes with true music controls (in a unique plus-shaped orientation) and a color OLED display.
You won’t need to head out to the store every other day to grab some batteries, because the P5 comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that is said to give up to 14 hours of continuous life. Coming in 512MB and 1GB varieties, Toshiba’s player supports most of your standard formats, including MP3, WMA, WAV, and JPEG image files, but sadly it doesn’t seem to have any love for OGG.
Weighing in at around 50 grams, twice that of the iPod nano, you still won’t notice it in your pocket or hanging around your neck. These special edition P5s are priced starting at $123 USD, and will hit the shelves of Japan this weekend. If gold and pink aren’t your thing, you can probably find the regular P5s in less eccentric colours.