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Rio Audio Rio Carbon - 5GB
4.0 out of 10

Rio Audio Rio Carbon - 5GB

The Rio Carbon is capable of holding up to 80 hours of MP3 (160 Read more

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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 6
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Looks 10
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little music maestro

sandy180, Ciao
28 December 2005
  • Excerpt: I received this MP3 player for christmas, and I have to say I think it is fabulous. It is very compact and so easy to use. Contained in the box is your player, USB cable for downloading, software to manage your library, battery charger, carrying case, ear phones and even adapters for Europe and...
  • Pros: slim, compact, stylish, easy to use and plenty memory
  • Cons: none that I have come across yet
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Great MP3 player for a first time user.

susan-a, Ciao
21 December 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this Mp3 player 6 months ago. I was a bit scared of them as I hadnt used one before but i was really shcoked how easy it was to put music from CD to the player. The 5mb capacity is huge and i put my whole CD collection (aroud 60 cds) onto the player. Sound quality is very good.
  • Pros: easy to use, looks good, good value for size  +  memory, great battery life, nice leather case  +  earphones
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
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Features 8
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Ease of use 6
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Dead as a dodo

mellokitt..., Ciao
31 October 2005
  • Excerpt: I received this mp3 player for my birthday, I had never heard of it, and had only really considered an iPOD as my choice of mp3 player... It looked and sounded great, fit in your hand like a little pebble, it was easy enough to use,and I enjoyed it, UNTIL...
  • Pros: small,nice feel,good sound
  • Cons: died after three weeks
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 8
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Looks 10
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I love it!

dave8999, Ciao
14 September 2005
  • Excerpt: I've had my Carbon for about three weeks, brought for £119 from Currys. Supplied with a USB cable that didn't work, so my computer was telling me the device was malfunctioning. Just before I took it back in a mood to the shop, I tried a different cable, and found that it was the cable that wasn't...
  • Pros: It's not an ipod
  • Cons: it's not an ipod
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 8
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Looks 10
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U-Pod if you want to

GUMMO1471, Ciao
3 September 2005
  • Excerpt: For the past few years, Apple has worked ferociously on its i-Pod range, bring out more models than you can shake a stick at. This has left then with a near monopoly on the MP3 player market, aided in no small part by their i-Tunes website, which is often lauded as the best music download site on...
  • Pros: Size, capacity, ease of use
  • Cons: Not a 'trendy' i - Pod
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

chris lynch, Cnet.co.uk
15 July 2005
  • Summary: This is all you need an basically my summary says why. People who are looking for an mp3 player in this sort of price/size range, there is absaloutely no reason to get the ipod over the rio unless 1) you want the scroll wheel or 2) you desperately need playlists 3) you need to be like everyone else.
  • Pros: sexy, sleek, easy handling, humongous battery life, unlike review says there is a hold switch and finally its a true ipod beater
  • Cons: no matter what i say people wont buy this becuase there isnt a shiny apple logo on the case
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Rio Carbon, blows away the competition.

leoedin, Ciao
10 July 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this for £129.99 from amazon.co.uk. It is an excellent player, with many great functions. I have not tested the audible playback, but it cannot be faulted for mp3 playback. It will play both VBR and CBR mp3's and WMA's, although my music collection is only MP3s.
  • Pros: Great player .  Large hard disk and small physical size .  Great battery life
  • Cons: wider than most .  Bad case, and no other third party cases .  Back scratches easily .
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
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A hidden gem?

K_a_t_y, Ciao
4 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Firstly, I can't believe nobody has reviewed the rio carbon yet. Is it some kind of hidden gem? I purchased mine a couple of months ago and it's my baby! I love it to pieces and it's great to have an mp3 player which the whole world doesn't own... In other words it's not an ipod...
  • Pros: Small, slim, compact, 20 hr battery life, 5GB memory, price .  .  .  the list is endless .  .  .
  • Cons: Perhaps not as durable as it could be .
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Overall 10
10

Ein Tausendsassa, der zum täglichen Begleiter wird

wolf46, Ciao
18 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Den RIO Carbon MP3-Player haben ich 2006 zu Weihnachten geschenkt bekommen. Seitdem ist er mein ständiger Begleiter. Der RIO ist ein echtes Multitalent. Mit seiner hohen Speicherkapazität bietet er nicht nur genug Platz für Musik, sondern auch für andere Daten und Sprachaufzeichung.
  • Pros: Spitzenklang, umfangreiches Zubehör, viele Einsatzmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: Kein Gürtelclip, unpraktische Schutzhülle
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Overall 10
10

In Funktionalität, Design und Preis unschlagbar

WxxxW, Ciao
19 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Seit bald zwei Jahren befindet sich der Rio Carbon MP3-Player 5 GB silber in meinem Besitz und unterhält mich seither fast täglich auf all meinen Wegen mit der passenden Begleitmusik und mehr.
  • Pros: Klang, Festplatte für Audio -  und andere Dateien, PC & Mac, langlebiger Akku, großes Zubehör, Preis
  • Cons: keine Ordner - Auswahl
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