For the BBB, the box will contain the BBB board in an ESD-safe protective bag (a silver-colored bag), and a USB cable with a mini connector on one end and a standard USB A connector on the other.
The BeagleBone boards are sensitive to static electricity; hence, store the board in the protective ESD bag when not in use.
You can see the BeagleBone Black board with its contents in the following image:
For the BBW, the contents are similar except that it also contains a microSD card along with a microSD to full-size SD adapter. For the purposes of this book, the SD adapter is not needed but more advanced uses, ...