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Frontier Labs L1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Frontier Labs L1. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the price. Opinions are divided on the sound.

size, performance, usability, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Frontier Labs L1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Frontier Labs L1 from The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the design and usability. The size and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price and sound.

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25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Frontier Labs L1 20 GB MP3 Player

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Bill Machrone (

Frontier Labs L1


Company: Frontier Labs America, Price: $299 direct Spec Data: 6.1 oz.; 20GB; Battery Rundown Time: 7:20; FM Radio; Voice record.

Compact size. Large, legible display. Simple controls. PIM features. Cons: Nonstandard 2.5-mm jacks. Quirky software. Bottom Line: Lots of features for the price, but this player needs polish.

Nonstandard 2.5-mm jacks. Quirky software.

Lots of features for the price, but this player needs polish.

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

The L1 is a brand new hard drive from Frontier Labs. Forget about building an MP3 library. With a full 20GB via a 1.8" hard drive you can take it all with you... over 5, 000 songs. It's the coolest accessory to a busy lifestyle, providing you with one of the highest quality MP3 and WMA sound playbacks in the industry, an FM radio, voice/direct line-in recording, as well as built-in games, clock, calendar and memo function. All this in one slim design, a black and silver alloy metal player just 1.5cm thick. The L1 has USB 2.0 interface, allowing you the industry's best transfer speeds to date between your computer and player, so you can start listening to your favorite tracks and creating your personal playlists immediately. The player has easy no-nonsense controls, a user-friendly interface and an amazingly large 4.5cm backlit display. The L1... You will Love (this) One.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Radio
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Frontier Labs
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Frontier Labs

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black / Silver


Preset Station Qty:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital