Summary: Great little FM radio or Mp3 player. Just make sure you get the usb cable. I had to order a cable because it wasen't included. The FM is local reception only no DX. Because it's so tiney the screen is hard to read.
Summary: After I finally figured out how to work all buttons in the right combination, the thing up and quite working. I'm glad that Apple has improved their products. We have two of them and I also have a Sony MP3 player. iRiver needs to make a better product. This one lacked durability and thoughtful design.
Summary: I bought it up to see if we would like an MP3 player for our 10 year old before we spent lots of money on one. The software downloaded from the IRiver website with relative ease. It was even easier to load our own CD's on the computer and then "drag and drop" the songs we wanted on the MP3. I haven't tried to get music from an on-line source. I liked it so much I am giving it to my 10 year old and buying myself a 1 GB one.
Summary: Pros: Small, light, easy to organize files. Cons: Only holds about 70 files at a time, somewhat tricky joystick. I can put about 70 songs into this little device, which is more than enough for a long drive or relax with. This is a very small player, which is nice, and I actually like the triangular case design. It fits easily in the hand. Overall, this is a very nice player for the active music listener.
Summary: i got this about 2 years ago. when i got it, it was really great. about the fourth or fifth time i changed the music on it, the things that hook it up to the computer got bent and broke. i think that it is a waste of money and you should buy the ipod.
Summary: I bought the unit about 3 weeks ago to use while I'm working out at the gym. Weight training can be boring and the MP3 player adds some life to the 1-2 hr. session. It's very light and hangs around my neck which keeps it out of the way. The batteries I put in it have yet to die and the indicator shows that half the battery life is still to be used. The sound quality is excellent and the 256MB memory is more than enough to put a few hours of hard core workout music on.
Summary: Why would anyone pay $149 for a 256mb, USB 1.1, b/w screen player, when an extra $50 can buy a 2gb iPod nano, is simply beyond me. What could possibly be the logic? It doesn't seem like there's any. I used both players, and it's really hard to justify buying this one instead of nano. The two are simply day and night. And if somebody really wants to go with a small capacity player, then 512mb iPod Shuffle for $99 is still a much better deal.
Summary: I have had this product for well over a year (today is 10-20-05). It is one of the better sounding mp3 players, I tried many. It is not the sturdiest thing around, that much is true, but it has not stopped working for me. What I did do was to change the firmware to the version that allows it to work like a UMD device (like a regular flash drive). Now this thing doubles as a little flash drive, and I can copy any kind of file to and from it.
Very good player for the beginner, and the advanced user.
Linda Culbertson "Devious", Amazon
12 October 2005
Summary: I bought this item off of ebay for $47 shipped. I recieved it a few days later, today. What can I say? I'm very impressed. It's small, compact, and.. perfect. The buttons seem to be sturdy, along with the whole thing. I've already dropped it a few times and it's just absolutely great. I originally upgraded my firmware to UMS, but for some reason I decided to change it back. I got the wrong firm ware and really messed it up.