Monday, June 12, 2006

iRiver H10 6 GB Digital MP3 Player Red

iRiver H10 6 GB Digital MP3 Player Red The iRiver 6 GB model H10 is the perfect portable digital player/recorder for true music and audio enthusiasts. Hardly bigger than a deck of cards, its internal microdrive has space for over 1,500 songs (128 kbps MP3, 4 minutes per song) or more than 100 hours of music. Yet the whole player measures just 2.2 x 3.8 inches (W x H) and little more than half an inch deep. Sensibly arranged controls--including an intuitive central touchpad--make it child's play to setup and use, and an internal battery delivers up to 12 hours of non-stop music between charges.

But the H10 is about more than just music. It comes complete with a brilliant, full-color 1.5-inch TFT LCD that supports up to 260,000 colors, rendering your favorite JPEG digital photos with breathtaking clarity. (Yep, it does slide shows, too.) What's more, an integrated text viewer lets you lose yourself in paperless novels, news, essays, short stories--you name it.

A built-in microphone facilitates use as a voice recorder, with 3 quality settings to choose from. The unit also features a built-in FM tuner with a choice of automatic and manual channel-search functions, including 20 station presets for one-touch tuning to your favorites, especially handy for traffic and news updates when you're out and about. An antenna built into the supplied headset ensures crystal-clear sound quality, and a timer lets you set the H10 to record radio programs with real-time MP3 encoding at specific times of your choosing.

The H10 is PlaysForSure compatible and fully integrated with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, which makes it even easier to enjoy your digital media. In addition to a range of options for managing digital content, you'll enjoy fast access to the H10's "digital media hall," where you can scavenge the virtual shelves of numerous online shops (including Napster To Go) in search of cool songs old and new. With the player/recorder connected to your PC, you'll be able to purchase and download songs straight into the H10. An auto-sync function synchronizes music and image files on the H10 with those stored on your PC, just like a PDA.

An optional docking cradle (the H10 5GB/6GB Cradle) charges your H10 player plus an additional battery, connects your H10 to your home stereo system, and lets you record from external analog sources via an integrated line-in port.

Icing on the cake, the H10 also a guaranteed head turner with a high-grade aluminum casing whose purist elegance is as pleasing to the eye as the touch.

What's in the Box
Digital music player/recorder, stereo earphones, a carrying case with belt clip, a USB 2.0 interface cable, an installation CD, an AC adapter, a user's manual, and warranty information.
Customer Review: Nothing but GREAT customer service & a great player.
This is my second iRiver player. The first was a flash player, but when I out grew the limited capacity of a 256 meg player, I went into search mode. After reading many reviews of various players, they kept me going back to iRiver and their H10. The biggest plus to me, compared to the over rated iPod, was the removable/replaceable battery pack. It's a whole lot cheaper and easier to replace it than iPod's you've got to mail us the players option. I too, like some other people, had the misfortune of a problem my H10 early on. Within 30 days of purchasing the unit, the scroll bar stopped working. Following the advise on the website, I re-flashed the hard drive with the latest firmware with no result. I then called the 800 customer support line, which was answered in a reasonable length of time. The customer service agent had me jump through the firmware installation hoop again with the same result. To make this long story short, I ended up mailing the unit back to iRiver the following Monday morning, and then having a NEW replacement in my hands exactly 1 week later. Upon receipt of my defective unit, they UPS overnighted me my player.

If you're looking for an alternate to the over rated iPod, this would be the player to get. Great sound, easy operations, great features and smart looking to boot.

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