unreliable, unfixable, no service . . why buy this?
Dede S. Schmitt "sleepless talk radio listener", Amazon
14 November 2007
Summary: I first bought a rio ce2100 over two years ago and fell in love. wow. how cool! simple, small, elegant, easy to play . . .in fact, it was so great, I went out and bought another unit as a back up right away.
Summary: why spend at least 250$ for an apple brand mp3 player, when this one is just a fraction of the cost? the hard shell is more rugged than many, it has button lock mode if you want to tote it in a pocket, and is very easy to use. the battery lasts quite long- maybe @8-11 hrs on a full charge.
Summary: I loved my Rio while it worked. However, I've only had it for a year (at most) and have had so many problems with it that I'm going to have to buy another player. Both my hustand and I have spent HOURS trying to fix it, but it repeatedly crashes, resets and give us an "upgrade" message.
Summary: I'm on my second one of these players. Want to love it, it looks cool, nice interface, lock controls, good battery life -- but on both models the thumb wheel/button broke, which means you can't adjust the volume anymore.
Summary: My friend and I purchased this mp3 player, I don't know if was coincidence or what but the volume button of both mp3 players broke, at the time, I my opninon about this product and about the Rio company has changed alot.
Summary: I purchased this RIO about 6 months ago. The player is now frozen with "upgrader" displayed on the screen. In reading other reviews it seems that this happens frequently with several models of RIO mp3 players.