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Imation RipGo

Imation RipGo
alaScore 67

9 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Imation RipGo. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the headphones and design. The sound and usability also get good comments, but there are some less positive opinions about the price and battery.

usability, sound, design, headphones

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Imation RipGo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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Expert review by: Eliot Van Buskirk (

Imation RipGo


Easy setup Installation was a lark--we just dropped the 8cm installation disc into our CD-ROM drive and plugged in the RipGo's power and USB cables. Our Windows 2000 test machine (733MHz Pentium III) picked up the device, found the drivers, and...

Burns own mini CD-Rs.

No carrying case, belt clip, or remote; a bit large; relatively short battery life; expensive.

This is a great new concept and a solid device; we just wish it were easier to use on the go.

Nov, 2001

Expert review by: Andy Yaschenko (

Digital-Daily: Imation RipGO! | Mobile


Looking forward to seeing DataPlay players on the New Year, but until they are released, Imation RipGO! is my personal favourite

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: (

Nice Music Player


I liked all the features, and the backlit screen and rechargable battery are a nice touch

Weak on battery life. No carrying case either, but its still a good music player

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"Why don't other companies have this?"


Small and easy to set up.Good solid feel. Buttons are rubber and not cheap plastic.Burns well in Musicmatch. Cd-R's can be found from 185-274mb. I'm archiving my vinyl to these disks. I bought my Ripgo last Dec.2002 at Circuit City while on vacation in Fl

No remote or carry case. Battery capacity could be much better. Long term I hope a battery will still be available when this one dies.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"Nice Music Player"


I liked all the features, and the backlit screen and rechargable battery are a nice touch.

Weak on battery life. No carrying case either, but its still a good music player.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"Good but could be improved"


Here an email which I send to Imation and ThinkGeek (from where I got my RipGo for $79) #### Dear Thinkgeek and Imation, last Wednesday, I received my RipGo from ThinkGeek. Since then I have been testing it. First the good properties: 1) Good sound,...

May, 2003

Consumer review by: (



Its not the best mp3 player, or the best cd burner, but its holds its own against many of the others. The RipGo has NEVER skipped yet! it hold 3.5+ hours of mp3's, and does the id3 tag thing without skipping a beat. the 8mb buffer is adequate for...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"A handy little unit!"


I really like this device. Of course, i didnt spend $399 on it at all. I bought mine on sale for $72, with a 58$ rebate - basically 20$ plus taxes and blanks.... It does what its supposed to do - it burns mini CDs, and gives you about 6 hours playback...

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

Whether you're a music enthusiast or a mobile business professional, Imation's revolutionary RipGO! mini CD-R burner and digital audio player will satisfy the creative urges of your imagination. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, RipGO! devices are today's smallest available units for both recording compressed music on CDs and for high-performance playback of CD, Microsoft Windows Media (WMA) Audio, MP3, and Digital Audio files. The sleek, battery-powered USB CD-R drive uses mini (80mm) CD-R disks to store up to 185MB of digital information or up to 6 hours compressed music.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Mini CD/MP3
Functions (KB):Digital player / Mini CD recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Mini CD recorder / MP3 player


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Top-load
Playback Modes:Best selection file repeat / Random play / shuffle / Repeat all / Skip playback
Shockproof Memory: Yes
Type:Mini CD recorder / MP3 player

Digital Storage Media

Type:Mini CD-R


Equalizer: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Imation Corp.
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Imation RipGO!

MD System

Type: None



Remote Control

Type: None