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4.5 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 10
10

Rio Carbon works great with Vista

billg772, Ebay
10 March 2011
  • Summary: I have had my Rio Carbon for one year and use my HP Vista for the Rio music manager. The reviewer who stated that the Rio Carbon would not run with a Vista OS obviously does not know how to use a Vista system or the Rio Carbon or both. I have had absolutely no problems with the Rio Music Manager software and am amazed at how well it performs, except for the play list tab (insignificant problem). I highly recommend the Rio Carbon.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic little device

hobnobs55, Ebay
19 February 2011
  • Summary: This Rio Carbon device is fantastic excellent superb sound quality easy and functional everything he need for playing your favorite tunes. Easy to repair fits in your pocket Tough and sturdy Rio I've always done a fantastic range of MP3 players. But the Rio Carbon 5GB as the best of the lot.
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Overall 10
10

Rio Carbon

gltemple318, Ebay
28 July 2010
  • Summary: I enjoy listening to books that I download from my public library. Most of these are available in WMA format with some in MP3. Apple players do not handle the WMA media without translation where as the Rio handles both formats with out a problem.
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Overall 10
10

Rio Carbon Mp3 Player. Thanks for a beautiful product.

eboys7, Ebay
29 January 2010
  • Summary: Great Ebayer: Your product looks and sounds great. My first Rio broke and I wanted the same product. Your product so far is every thing i wannted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for Vista users!

eisbrook, Ebay
16 November 2009
  • Summary: I'll start by saying that if your computer runs the Vista OS, it will not detect this player at all. There's no way around it. I have searched for hours online trying to find a driver compatible with Vista, but appearently none exists, leaving your new Mp3 player completely useless. Make sure before you buy that your OS is compatible with the Carbon by visiting Rio's website. Having said that, the Carbon is a great player. The controls are simple and intuitive.
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Overall 10
10

Rio Carbon 5GB mp3

elainemarie46, Ebay
13 April 2009
  • Summary: I needed a player with a large capacity to download audible books and I didn't want to spend a bundle and this one filled the bill. I currently have 3 books, one very large, and still have lots of space for more. The controls are easy, the display easy to read and it's really a very nice looking player. As players go, it is on the larger side but fits very comfortable in my palm. This is one of three players I have and I truly like this the best.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love my RIO.

ruffem26, Ebay
4 April 2009
  • Summary: I am an avid audio book listener, and the Rio Carbon is the easiest MP3 player I have used (of several) to listen to audio books. Unfortunately, Rio is no longer in business, so when my most recent Carbon showed signs of being on it's last legs, I replaced it on EBay. Of course, the purchase was used, and shows signs of it, but It works well, and will hopefully get me down the road for the next few years at least.
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Overall 6
6.0

not to happy

512688862@deleted, Ebay
11 September 2007
  • Summary: the rio works but was not in excellent shape as told. i can see why he included the case. the rio had some big scratches on it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Design Defect, Be Careful

bcske, Ebay
9 September 2007
  • Summary: I've used my Rio Carbon for a few years and it's performance has been satisfactory for my needs. My complaints against this Rio is how slow it seems to boot-up (near full storage has a factor), and that it produces a noticeable high pitched hum while in operation (which does not transfer through audio). Rio Music Manager program is a little tedious (even infuriating) and the time and date never remains correct (resets to Jan. 1970 ?!?
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0

Rio Carbon a Good Buy

Overstock
21 September 2006
  • Summary: Considering the current prices for similar units, the Rio Carbon is well worth the money. It is easy to upload and operate. The case is cumbersome, but all in all a good unit.
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