Summary: I'm about to upgrade my unit with a Toshiba 240GB 1.8" MK2431GAH Hard Drive, a 2200mAh Li-pl Battery, using a T5 Torx Screwdriver and a ZIF to 1.8-inch Bilateral IDE Hard Drive Converter. If anyone has had experience doing this feel free to post your thoughts. Thanks!
Summary: I love love this multi codec jukebox. I picked it then over an IPod. I didn't get an IPod until the 4th gen touch. The remote was my favorite part. I could put the unit in my pocket/book bag/purse leave it there & clip the remote to my jacket & I was good to go. Man you could even isolate your favorite parts of the song and loop it over & over again. Now that was genius & slick.
7 years of near-daily use, and it's STILL running strong!!!
book_nerd "book_nerd", Amazon
22 March 2011
Summary: I first bought my iRiver H140 in 2004, and have LOVED it since!!! I also own an ipod nano for jogging, and outdoor activities where I don't care if it gets banged up (or lost), but my iRiver is my go-to for portable music playing, listening to FM radio, handy file storage, and on-the-fly audio recording, etc... iRiver no longer supports the H100 harddrive-based players as the product line has been discontinued.
Summary: I have googled up "40 GB Mp3. Players" I found the ones I thought looked good and opened them up in Amazon. I looked at The Toshiba Gigabeat, The Iriver (That is this one), The Creative Zen, and The Sony Vaio. Of Them I have Come to the Conclusion That The Gigabeat however good has had many, many hardware problems. This Player Is Very good matchng up to those however many complain about the abitlity, and use of the software.
Summary: I've owned the iriver 140 for a couple of years now and would buy it again without a second thought. The battery really does last 16 hours (or very(!) close to it), managing the files on the disk is no more difficult than managing files on your hard disk, and you can store anything on the device (music, pictures, documents, you name it) even if the player knows not what to do with the files, so it can just as easily double as one of those USB memory sticks if you have...
A great device; and yep, the battery is user replaceable
5 October 2005
Summary: Have had this player for a good stretch of time and it is my gym-in-a-pocket, not to mention provider of much sanity at work, while flying, in the car, etc. One of the best electronic purchases I've made, and it's only too bad that iRiver never gave it all the continuing support it deserved and killed this high end off, rather than developing it further.
Summary: I really like this product as it allows for the easy transfer of the music from my computer to the juke box. Its ability to perform multiple functions is a major advantage. The only reason i didn't give this product 5 stars is due to the size of the product, as it is not as small or compact as other players.
Summary: I have this IRiver IHP140 for about 1 year and I'm using it almost every day to record external audio,hear music,etc.The ear phones are good enougth,and the sound is clear. The cons of this device is that battery is not replaceable by the user, need to send it to manufacturer for replacement. Overall is an excellent player and recorder.
Disappointed with this Very Hard to Use MP3 Player
D. Harvey "A.Taylor", Amazon
13 December 2004
Summary: After using a 20 MB RIO that died on me (hard disk failure after 5 months) I decided to purhase the iRiver iHO140 becuase the hardware sounded top notch. While I agree that this is a very solid player it's been quite difficult and very frustrating. I have not been able to get Playlists to work and I've also noticed that none of the On Line songs I purchase will work on this unit.
Summary: I have own my unit for about 5 months and it's been pretty reliable. I like to record my old minidiscs onto it and with in-line recording features that's possible. I like the black design, the sound quality is pretty good, and battery life is good. I have not gotten 12-16 hours of playback on a charge yet but I'm always playing this in shuffle mode so I imagine that may use more power faster as the unit does do alot of spinning. I really like the remote.