Summary: Many people listen to music every day. I used to into my twenties. But with increasing workloads, I don't listen to music every day any more but rather infrequently when I exercise. This means that my mp3 players is not always with me, and certainly not always charged.
Summary: I wanted an FM radio player. I bought another MP3 player for the radio, but the battery life was crap, it was one of those rechargeable USB things. I decided to buy the iRiver because I had one years earlier and loved it. I have not used the MP3 portion on this player yet, just the radio.
Summary: I have had this player for almost a year now working with openSuse Linux and I am very happy. I used libiRiver with Konqueror suport in the beginning, but I am much happier since I updated the firmware to version 1.28 with UMS support, which makes it a simple USB memory stick.
Summary: While researching for a way to put my old vinyl albums on cd, I thought my only option was to invest in a usb turntable (although I already owned a turntable), since I didnt want to hassle with connecting my stereo to my pc. Then I found this Iriver iFP-895 digital audio player.
Summary: I actually started out with the 512MB IFP-700 series but ended up selling it to my sister and now have this older model so I've spent a year with both models. I primarily got it to play music while I jog, never really got around to using it for that and my armband remains still untouched BUT I can...
Summary: The sound on the iriver ifp-895 is fantastic. It also comes with some really good (sounding) earbuds (sennheiser). I bought a second one from iriver america and they included a folding set of sennheiser PX100 that are amazing for a travel set of earphones.
Summary: I purchased this MP3 player so I could listen to music while I work out. iRiver made one spectacular improvement with this model over the 700 series in including the sport armband. My wife and I shared the 256MB 700 series model and I had to buy the armband as an accessory.
Summary: Great little mp3 player. Highly recommended over ipod! 2 AA batteries run this thing for a LONG time. With an easy updating of the firmware (right from the Iriver site) you can use this mp3 as a USB drive to copy or move files from one computer to another.
Summary: I started off with an Ipod and then went to this (b/c of cost). It is simple and convenient and has cool features, like the ability to record the songs on the radio. But the radio signal is weak even for usually strongly-received stations.