Summary: This player does what it says it will do. It has some nice features, the sound quality is good and it was easy to use. The 128 megs holds just under 2 hours worth of songs and I usually take it with me on flights.
Summary: When I bought this a year ago, it was even more expensive than what now I got the T10 512MB for. T10 lasts longer, looks more fancy with colored body and colored LCD display. But for some reason, I like 180T even more. Sychronizing MP3 to T10 is a pain. The T10 went dead now and then when connected via USB to my IBM T40 laptop. Struggling for an hour, I got only three songs in.
Switchs on player not durable (MTBF about 1-2 years)
Freddie R. Bean, Amazon
15 October 2006
Summary: I owned one of these units and it work quite well for about 16 months. Then the unit stopped working- as it was out of warranty and I could not get it repaired, I disassembled it (I am an Electrical Engineer). The system stopped working because the on/off switch fell off it's pc board- it was not glued or otherwise anchored in way to the card! The switch components are plastic and even moderate usage will produce fatigue that renders the unit useless in 1-2 years.
Good sound, small, lots of features(cost become reasonable)
15 October 2006
Summary: I bought this not long ago after did lots of research from the Internet. Actually, I'm looking for MP3 player with rechargable battery(which is iAudio U2 256MB by COWON) but it's still kind of pricey. From my research, I noticed many people praise the sound quality of iRiver IFP series. You got you hear it yourselves, the sound quality is good(but with the price like this, it's great). (+) sounds quality. (+) the size is small but loaded with lots of features.
Summary: I've owned an iRiver ifp series player for over a year. I've been pleased in general with their operation except for the issue that when the unit breaks (which yours may or may not) iRiver has no facilities to repair a unit beyond its warranty period. On the plus side: + Small size + Long battery life with single AA battery.
Summary: A nice buy, considering the price and quality sound. Overall I became a big fan of iRiver players after this and bought a higher memory size. Highly recommend it for budget buyers. As for Cons the USB cable is a drag. I have a creative Muvo also and it can be plugged straight into the USB jack. Organizing play lists needs to get better.
Summary: (...). This is a great player for a first-time MP3 player buyer. The software was easy to operate and transfer music, once I realized I needed to push the USB cord into the player a little further than I had it. That cord is kind of touchy. Once it makes a connection you have to leave it alone or it will disconnect. Other than that, I've had no problems what so ever with hardware or software. The player is very light and is great for exercise.