Summary: I purchased this MP3 player for my 8 year old. I did not want to spend alot of money because of his young age. It turned out to be really nice and the buttons are clear and easy to use. It is small enough to fit in his pocket and large enough for him not to easily lose it. Great started MP3 for the money.
Summary: I bought this MP3 Player as a less expensive replacement for my mini ipod that I accidentally threw away a while ago. I ended up returning it 3 days later. It was not at all what I was expecting. First of all it doesnt look/feel like a high quality product. It is very very light. It is just cheap , flimsy plastic, and I seriously doubt it would survive being dropped a few times. I also hated the way it organized my music.
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: Ok, I've owned a number of mp3 players, and iFP 195T 512mb version is simply elegant. Perfect size for any activity. Sound quality second to none (less one comment below), screen navigation control is as good as it gets (it's a tiny screen after all folks...), clear display in any light, FM is a nice bonus though rarely use it. Downsides for the purist: 1.
Summary: This is a very nice player. It's the first one that I've owned so I have nothing to compare to. However, I have used flash memory drives. In retrospect, I should have waited until they came out with USB 2.0 and the ability to PnP without having to install custom drivers (Like flash drive, digital camera etc.) Why they haven't adopted these technologies yet is beyond me. Good: Usability, Sound, Battery life, Capacity. Bad: USB 1.1. Packaged software did not work.
Summary: I did my homework before buying an MP3 Player, and I'm glad I did as the iRiver iFP-195T is great! No complaints. It fits approximately 75 songs and with just one little AA battery you get at least 20+ hours. Once you get the player I strongly recommend going to iriver.com to upgrade the music manager and firmware so you can "organize" the music files into folders on the player. Nice extra feature is the FM turner....never thought I'd use it, but guess what - I did.
Summary: I purchased my iRiver iFP-195T unit over six months ago, and all I can say is...I love it! Small, sleek, easy to use...enough storage space for over 100 songs (seriously, who needs more unless they are traveling across country??) Requires one regular old double-A battery which lasts a long, long time. And the Sennheiser ear-bud headphones that come with it are incredible. You won't believe that that much bass can come out of two tiny little pieces of plastic.
Summary: Pros: Long battery life High storage capacity Easy to use software Great sound Never, ever, ever skips Lots and lots of preferences and options Very small and light The USB connection is on the top, so you don't have to take off the cover to add music The software is easy to use Cons: Reception on the tuner is just ok (only gets stations within 20 miles) Programming presets on the tuner is difficult and switching from preset mode to tuner mode can be confusing The...