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Tech Review: iRiver E100

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Posted April 18, 2008 - By Eugene Morton

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Everyone seems to have an iPod of some sort, but they’re not the only personal media players on the market. For example, there’s the iRiver E100. It might just be the right mobile media device for you, but there’s only one way to find out, watch our review. Also, keep your eyes peeled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for more reviews of the latest and greatest tech.

iRiver E100

What You Need to Know

  • It feels sort of plasticy and cheap
  • It's easy to use at first, but once you get into each feature the right and left buttons turn in to up and down, and sometimes you have no idea what to press
  • The buttons become very illogical and frustrating
  • Plays most any format of music, video, or photos (slideshow is painfully slow) and you can read text files
  • Has a built-in speaker but it's not very loud
  • Micro-SD card slot
  • Record from FM radio, line-in or mic
  • It's easier to transfer files to than iTunes, but not by much.
  • All you do is just drag and drop to the corresponding folder, except for video
  • We had to convert video files through their bundled software because the player wouldn't recognize it otherwise

Price

  • A 16 GB Creative Zen player is only $175 online; there aren't as many features as the iRiver, but it feels like a better player
  • You do get a lot of features for the price, but iRiver just needs to upgrade their interface, or even go back to the old one
  • $109 for the 4 gig and $159 for the 8 gig
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