Summary: I own 3 RIO Carbons and one iPod. I find RIO user interface design to be more intuitive than that of iPod. It integrates easily with Musicmatch, which I use to manage my music. Over all very happy with Rio. Have not had any problems in last 3 years or so.
Summary: I am not tough on my equipment but, If it doesn't have at least one dent in it, it is still in the box. It seems to be standing up to physical abuse so it is tough. Features, well first buy your own ear pieces. The one that comes with the player are killers.
Summary: I had the older version of this mp3 player. I love the interface. I HATE ipods, so i was excited to see a larger version of my old one. however, it does random things like turn off in the middle of a song, or start a new genre. its odd.
Summary: I LOVE it!!! The bookmarking capability is wonderful and i find it is much easier to use than the Ipod that I used to own. The fact that you can just drag and drop files onto it and play them makes this player supreme over the other players I have read about.
Summary: This was a gift, and it was a sucessful one. The first great thing was the beautiful way this piece of technology felt in my hand, It stores a magnificant amout of my music. It goes where I go, and the sound is good.
Summary: This is a very good MP3 player. The software is easy to use and offers many good options such as sending many files to it at once and assigning properties to multiple files at once also. It can be used as a flash drive too. My son has and ipod, and I think he's a little jealous...
Summary: The Rio is a very good value for the price, you can't get 5gb for this rice and have great sound, good battery life and easy to use. This mp3 player is great. You get 5gb of space that will hold over 900 songs and great sound and it's easy to use.
Summary: I purchased this as a birthday gift to myself. I wanted something easy to use, with lots of storage, that was compact in size and looked "cool." This is definitely it. The sound quality is great, even at full volume. With 5GB of storage, I'll never run out of music.