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I purchased my MP3 player about 3 years ago. It stores about 3000 songs. And I find it extremely practical as it's also a portable hard drive. I can carry documents and photo's on it, and use the USB connector to acces files on any computer, either Mac or PC. I don't need to download any programs to access the files. I often record Podcasts to send to my friend and family via email. I can record my voice directly onto the MPS player and grad and drop from the folder into a new email and simply send. It has a long battery life and a very loud (when required) Alarm clock. The FM Radio is great. The 4 GB storage is great as I can move files around and add photo's. I can program a set list of tracks to take with me travelling, and move other music into my PC which I am not listening to. I would gladly continue to purchase the Iriver products. It's never failed me.
I have had my iRiver for a few months now. I have been really pleased with it. The sound quality is good, and the screens are easy to navigate through using the buttons and touch strip. It has a colour screen so looks the part - you can store photos on it as well, and it has an FM radio.
The biggest downside to this product is the lack of software it comes with. You need to use Windows Media Player to load the music on, which can be a pain to use. The only other real drawback is it doesn't come with a very good case.
When you first open the box and pick up this piece of sophisticated electronics, you are over whelmed with emotions. You are not sure what do, turn it or look at the device all over. You turn it on all the lights display, wow impressive you say. Work you way thought the navigation menu, looking at every folder within the menu system.
Right. You load on some songs and some photos.
You listen to the first song, it takes ages to load, and the display is nothing special once you think about. It takes even longer to load the photos up. The touch sensitive pad takes a while to respond to your touch. Photos take up loads of memory so you want to avoid putting them on to show your mates.
Good things, the battery life is really good 12hrs. It's really compact and so can fit in your pocket with out it poking out. You can sync it to you PC. They supply the software for this. It is good, if you can get it to work. I couldn't get it to work. It has a voice recorder, so can be used as a dictator phone. Has a clock and alarm. Has all your standard modes: repeat, shuffle, intro. The battery is replaceable which is good because most HD mp3 players don't have this. Ipod is one where you can replace the battery.
The sound quality is ok, if you are using their standard speakers, but buying a better pair can improve your listening pleasure. In terms of appearance the H10 proves that iRiver has come a long way with regards to design. Earlier iRiver players were hard to love for their looks, clumsy design. So on a plus side this model does win this round hands down. This device uses drag and drop to put music and photos onto the player. This makes life really easy for you. Just select the file and dropped it in the player icon (when connected to the PC)
above all it's an ok player. I would really recommend it. There are much better ones on the market. Like the Sony model or the Zen creative.
When i first got my iriver back in july, it was working fine and i really liked it.
the features were nice,and the sound quality was great.
the price was just right.
i especially liked that the screen was in color.
you could put pictures onto it, but the screen wasnt large enough to really view them clearly.
the accesories that were included were also nice.
it takes a while to charge, though.
After a month of use, however, it suddenly stopped working and i had to send it back to iriver for a replacement, which cleared all of the songs that i already put onto there, and cost me about $7 in shipping and two weeks for them to return it to me.
Then in August, it froze up yet another time, and i had to get yet another replacement from the company, which was a waste of my time and money.
When i got my second replacement, i used it for about a week, and then it suddenly said "system files lost"
i then had to connect it to the computer and reformat the entire mp3 player. once again, all of my files on there were erased.
but dont let my defective player distract you.
it looks real nice, and performs just as nice.
i would highly recommend that you buy one.
I waited for my H10 to be imported with what I think was one of the first batches into the UK. It was worth the wait!
I spent several months wrestling with all the options, sizes, makes, models, specs etc and finally shortlisted 3 or 4 players. The Iriver H10, the Creative Zen Micro, the Apple iPod Mini and the Mpio HD300. I finally settled on the Iriver - why? Read on and find out.
- Sound quality
- It's small and lightweight
- It has all the features I needed
- The photo viewer
- Reasonably priced
- Regular firmware updates
- It's not an Apple!
- It's not an Apple! (oops said it twice - must mean it)
- The colour screen, although novel at the time, is rather small. Reasonable quality though.
- The in-built text viewer can only show text in one font size so is almost useless for any serious 'reading'. I use it for lists of things that are useful to have on you. (I don't have a PDA or feature rich mobile phone - yet)
- Limited accessories included
- The supplied headphones. Suppose to be good quality but I found they di not stay in my ears. I bought 'in ear' replacements.
- The music management software (Iriver Plus) - not good but you can always wait for upgrades to improve it or use that other one - you know the one that 'comes' with MS-Windows - MS Windows Media Player.
I'm not going to list the whole spec' here but the important things are:
- 4GB hard disk (not filled mine yet)
- FM radio (it works well)
- Colour screen (ok but could have been bigger)
- Text viewer (ok but could have been better)
- Photo Viewer (ok but the screen is rather small)
- Pre-set equaliser settings (some good pre-sets)
- 1 customer equaliser setting (would be better with more)
- Acts like USB hard disk (no special software needed)
- Line-in recording (I've recorded some tracks off old tapes [not likely to play anything not digital anyway] - the recordings are amazing [I used a fairly good Hi-Fi tape deck to play the tapes though]
Accessories (I've bought):
- Docking cradle (you'll need this if you want to charge a spare battery and connect a line-in [looks after your player on your desk as well of course])
- Spare battery
- In-line remote control (still waiting for this though)
- A leather carry pouch (don't want the beautiful things getting damaged now do we)