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.
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
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